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New Flooring Trends in 2021

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. It’s been a year of social distancing, quarantine, and uncertainty. No matter what your situation, we’re sure you’ve spent a lot more time at home this year than ever before–and you deserve to be comfortable there! New flooring can change your look subtly or completely in a matter of moments. It can bring a feeling of freshness to your drab or dingey room and make clean up and maintenance so much easier! 

No matter why you’re changing your floors in 2021, we’ve got the latest and best trends available to help you achieve your flooring dreams. We know there’s nothing worse than installing flooring and having it go out of style five years later, so we focus only on the most timeless and stylish in this article.

Vinyl Flooring Trends for 2021

As technology advances, vinyl flooring is getting closer and closer to the look and feel of natural wood and stone. Decorative patterns are also rising in popularity as a Victorian-esque, pattern-driven aesthetic is taking over Instagram and Pinterest. And the best part of vinyl flooring is that the beauty comes with little to no extra work – maintenance and upkeep are a breeze compared to higher maintenance tile and hardwood!

Waterproof SPC Rigid Core Vinyl

This flooring is 100% waterproof, making it perfect for kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and anywhere else moisture tends to gather and wreak havoc on your flooring! Even more durable than WPC vinyl, SPC rigid core is the way to go.

Vinyl Sheets

Extremely affordable, DIY-friendly, and an almost limitless selection of styles and colors – vinyl sheets may be the flooring solution you were looking for.

Wood-Look Vinyl Planks

A cheaper alternative for those who prefer the hardwood look, these floors are even more realistic than past models with high-end visuals and embossed textures. They’re also easy to install and much more water-resistant than the real thing!

Stone-Look Vinyl Tiles

You can get the look of natural stone – limestone, slate, marble, travertine, etc. – without the cost and the insane high maintenance!

Decorative Vinyl Flooring

This trend is all about customization. You can get a print or style that suits you – and your room! – exactly. Stained glass, trellis, geometric and floral designs… anything you can imagine can now be done in vinyl flooring!

Tile Flooring Trends in 2021

Tile is known for its classic feel, versatility, and durability – it’s practically indestructible! Glazed tile is naturally waterproof, which is why it’s such a popular choice in bathrooms and kitchens. But you can use it just about anywhere! 

Marble-Look Tile 

The high-end look of marble without the matching high prices and maintenance! Make any room in the house feel instantly more luxurious. 

Encaustic-Look Tile

Encaustic tile uses many different colors of clay to create a pattern or figure. It’s wildly popular for its customization and versatility. From geometric patterns to floral accents, you can create a floor that’s completely modern or reminiscent of the Victorian era. 

Designer Shapes

Square is out and new, more creative shapes are in. You can expect to see a lot more fan, hexagon, and arabesque tiles to show up in 2021.

Carpet Flooring Trends in 2021

Wall-to-wall carpet is making a come back for its cozy comfort. Keep your feet warm and give the kids a soft place to run and play!

Carpet Tiles

Not only are these more DIY-friendly and easy to install, carpet tiles and planks also let you get creative and mix and match your carpet!

High-Pile Carpets

Probably because we’re spending so much time indoors these days, high-pile, super plush carpets are back in style! Warmth and comfort can still be stylish when you choose a modern color palette. 

Geometric Patterns

Gone are the days of your grandmother’s boring carpet. Bold, geometric patterns are just one way to make a statement with your carpet design!

For more information on flooring trends or a look at what we have in stock, contact the Carpet Center! We’ll walk you through your options and help you design the perfect floor for your budget and your lifestyle!

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