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2022 Flooring Trends

Sometimes, the most difficult part of starting a home improvement project is deciding what you want for your floor. If you need a bit of design inspiration, we've come up with this list of growing trends in the flooring industry.

•  Vinyl has become a “luxury” flooring item. This isn't your mother's vinyl floor – this is a new age of vinyl with advanced digital technology for more realistic imitations of wood and stone. The trend toward rigid cores in tiles and planks, along with thicker wear layers on the surface, has made these products more durable. According to the World Floor Covering Association (yes, there is such a thing), the fastest-growing floor covering is vinyl.  More and more people are demanding vinyl for their flooring as the material's durability and look for a fraction of the price of many other materials. 

•  It's very easy being green…with your flooring materials, that is! Recycled materials are in. Natural materials are in. Sustainable materials, such as bamboo and cork, are in. And most of all, reclaimed materials – your old cabinets, your old hardwood floors – are in.

•  Wood, wood, wood, and more – you guessed it – wood is becoming increasingly popular in all rooms of the house…including rooms you might never have guessed would be good candidates for the flooring. With the popularity of the “open concept kitchen” – and advances in water-resistance technology – hardwood flooring is becoming popular for use in the kitchen, too! Wide and ultra-long plank flooring is definitely trending compared to thinner planks.

•  Large format tile is in, small format tile is out. Rather than go with a standard tile of 12 x 12, go with a tile that is 36 x 36…or, if you want to get a little creative, go with a rectangular tile of 36 x 12 or 36 x 24! Oversized shapes, such as hexagons, triangles, diamonds and parallelograms configured in eye-catching patterns are the perfect complement to standard square and rectangular field tiles. New jewel-toned colors are the answer to overdone neutrals and bright whites.

Schindler Carpet & Floors gives you all the materials and services you need for your home improvement project. Our goal is your complete satisfaction, and we'll put years of experience to work for you. Contact us or speak with a knowledgeable associate about your needs while you're here.