2019 Flooring Trends

2019 Flooring Trends, About Floors, Bathroom Flooring

Best Flooring Options For Your Bathroom

Choosing the right option for your bathroom flooring doesn’t have to be daunting. Having a floor that is water proof, safe, and easy to maintain – while being aesthetically pleasing – is a priority. Yet, it’s also important to consider how it will perform under heavy moisture. Here are a few choices to consider:

Porcelain Tile
A popular option for bathroom flooring is Porcelain Tile. It’s long lasting, waterproof, and less porous than ceramic. Be sure to select a matte finish rather than a gloss, so that it’s slip resistant, to avoid falls and accidents on a wet floor. Although one of the ‘cons’ is that it is a cold floor underfoot, a radiant floor heating system can be installed, to keep your bare feet toasty warm.

When choosing a tile design, keep in mind the color scheme you are going for, not only with the floors, but also with the shower and wall tiles. A good flow of color will bring a cohesive, clean look.

The tile size is also an important element to consider. Smaller tiles will require more labor, which will increase the cost. If your bathroom space is spacious, large tiles will be more cost effective and make the bathroom feel even bigger. If your bathroom is a small space, keep in mind the small tiles that will be needed, will drive up the labor costs. In that case, you may want to consider another type of floor.

VINYL
Another cost effective way to upgrade your bathroom floor, is to go with Vinyl flooring. It has been a popular choice for decades, because it’s so cost effective, water proof (great for kids’ bathrooms or laundry rooms) and stain resistant. The best option would be sheet vinyl, as it will practically have no seams, which means water won’t be able to seep under it. Also a foam backing, makes the vinyl softer underfoot, which will help prevent slips and falls.

STONE TILE
Stone Tile is a timeless classic that creates a clean statement of elegance, luxury and longevity. Choose from marble, granite, travertine, slate or other natural materials. Marble and Granite are the most popular choices among homeowners today. With a high quality sealant, stone tile can become moisture and stain resistant, and the sealant helps to combat scratches and damages, making it durable and long lasting.

Book a free consultation with GC Flooring Pros to discuss the many options available to you, when considering an upgrade for your bathroom flooring.




Hardwood Flooring Trends in 2019

     

 

Hardwood flooring is trending to be the most popular style of flooring that homeowners choose. There are several key benefits and characteristics of real wood floors: it’s timeless, comfortable, warm and attractive.

Real wood flooring makes a house a home. Homeowners choose hardwood flooring for their resilience, character and the increased value it brings to their home as floors provide a stunning backdrop to your space. If your home is on the market, the beautiful, stand out hardwood floors have a way of impressing prospective buyers.

Because hardwood flooring is a prominent feature of your home, we’ve listed a few trends that we’re seeing in 2019 that have longevity:

  • Cooler, Darker Colors: There’s a definite move away from warm tones (reds, yellow and red/brown undertones). Grey is the new, versatile “it” color and it shows no signs of slowing down. It’s neutral tones opens up the many possibilities of working palettes around it and pairing its hardwood color with other elements of the room can really bring the whole look of your space together. The new “Greige” (grey+beige) color is in demand and creates a minimalist feel with the warmth of beige.
  • Elongated Tiles, Wider Planks: Planks that are 6-8” wide and 24’-48” long. This size lends to a comfortable, casual aesthetic. The wider planks also make older homes look more rustic and lend to the farmhouse appeal. In modern homes, the wide planks give it an elevated, contemporary feel.
  • White Oak – Oak accounts for approximately 80% of hardwood flooring in the USA. White Oak is a perfect choice for those wanting a minimalistic, modern look but still retaining character and beauty. Another benefit is that White Oak is easy to maintain and more water resistant than its counterpart, red oak.
  • Hardwood Cuts – More and more customers are seeing the value in rifted or quarter-sawn wood. Its linear pattern immediately draws you in and rifted hardwood expands more and contracts less, making it a great choice for those highly traffic areas such as the kitchen and living room.

If you’re looking to add or upgrade your Hardwood flooring in your home, contact GC Flooring Pros for a free in-home consultation. Click here to get started today, on elevating your home.