What’s new in flooring

We often turn to wallpaper, paint and furniture to redecorate our homes or to make a statement, but with more and more flooring options coming on to the market, there are more ways to make your home stand out. Here’s what’s new in flooring.

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Ceramic

Industrial chic is big, and what better way to achieve the look than by extending your ceramic flooring across the room. Ceramic tiles have slowly been increasing in size, and are now even available as 10 by 5 foot slabs. These slabs are being more commonly used to move up walls into feature areas like fireplaces, kitchen backsplashes and even the entrances of homes. It’s the perfect solution for any industrial style loving person who likes the look of concrete flooring, but isn’t quite ready to give up porcelain.

Laminate

Ideal Home has named laminate flooring one of the best options around, and it’s no wonder. Laminate flooring is known for its durability and the options on available finishes. Whilst laminate flooring isn’t new, it’s latest features are. Laminate’s achilles heel used to be its problem with moisture seeping into the core, but manufacturers are now solving that issue, with a new range of water-resistant solutions that not only cover the surface but go deep into the flooring itself. That makes this super durable product even longer lasting than ever.

Wood floor

Solid wood flooring, such as that available at http://www.ukflooringdirect.co.uk/solid-wood-flooring is also taking a step in a new direction. Whilst dark wood is still popular, flooring is now moving towards embracing the natural elements of wood, to show off the wood graining and knots of the tree itself, making each flooring pack distinctive and unique. We’re even seeing a call for more unique looks, which give an aged appearance to embrace the natural look even more.

If you’re thinking about updating flooring in your home or office, don’t be tempted to just fall back on old habits. Most of our trusted favourites have undergone a revamp to suit busy lives and homes even better. There are new and exciting ways to make your flooring do more for you, and advances in manufacturing means companies have come up with innovative ways to make their products stand out. They are embracing change – make sure you are too!