No matter how well we look after our homes, constant wear and tear take its toll. This, combined with a general change in contemporary styles and tastes over time, can easily make a property look tired and dated. One of the first areas that usually show this ageing is the floor covering. Scrapes, dirt and fading happen over long periods and the impact it has on the overall image of the house often goes unnoticed. Luckily modern flooring solutions provide an easy and affordable way to refresh the look of your home, while new technology provides long-lasting solutions against wear and tear.
Here are 4 trendy modern flooring solutions for all types of homes and lifestyles:
- Carpeting is making a comeback
With improved manufacturing techniques, carpeting is once again the modern flooring solution we all need. Nobody likes sitting on the hard floor or stepping onto cold tiles first thing in the morning, so a plush carpet for the bedroom or the family den is still a top choice. Lately, more people are also choosing carpets for entrance halls, as it sets the tone for the rest of the house.
There is an endless array of designs and colours available so that your choice of carpet can be a real stunner. Current trends are in favour of thicker, softer carpets, providing a lush feel to the space.
- Laminate keeps it real
Laminate is the perfect example of modern flooring. It combines the aesthetic appeal of real wood with the durability and affordability of modern production techniques. Laminate planks are made from thin slivers of real wood set on synthetic material that provides the necessary support.
Wood floors are really popular now, and laminate allows you to apply this trend at a fraction of the price. What’s more, it is scratch- and impact-resistant, easy to clean and requires much less maintenance than hardwood floors. Cool browns and greys are popular right now, lending a modern feel to the space and timeless beauty to the flooring.
- Luxury vinyl tiles are better than ever
The quality of luxury vinyl tiles has vastly improved, and this once shunned type of floor cover is now a modern flooring hero. It is waterproof, scratch-resistant and very affordable.
More importantly, the printing techniques of today allow you to feature just about any imagery on the vinyl tiles, no matter the detail or array of colours required. This allows luxury vinyl tiles to mimic the appearance of real wood, to be used for bright patterns, or to create a focal point in a room by using intricate designs.
- Seamless stone offers endless benefits
You do not get much more modern that seamless stone flooring. This stain- and scratch-resistant floor cover can easily be placed over existing flooring, making it a great solution for renovations. Its seamless nature means that there are no borders or joints, creating a continuous floor cover that stretches from room to room and even outdoors. This effect helps improve the flow of the space and adds to the feeling of spaciousness.
Contact Floor Trader, a division of the Top Carpets and Floors, to discover more modern flooring solutions, and to get a quote for your home.