2021 is a year of breakout designs and when it comes to flooring, it’s no different. We now have more design patterns and materials for home flooring than ever before. This, coupled with thousands of design ideas on social media platforms means that there is more opportunity to try new ideas and update your home. There are so many options to choose from, including hardwood flooring, tile flooring, natural stone flooring, laminate flooring, carpet flooring, and more.
At Dulles Kitchen and Bath, we offer numerous treatments and finishes with progressive technology and up-to-date styles ready for your home remodel in 2021. Let’s take look at a few flooring options here:
Hardwood floors are elegant, full of character and offer a plethora of options in the way of finishes. In fact, whether you choose oak (red or white), maple, hickory, cherry or other options, hardwood floors can always be tailored to individual taste. What’s more, they remain one of the few options to fit almost any decor due to their versatility.
There are a number of good reasons why tiles have become almost synonymous with flooring options. There are so many options in the way of style choices, budget needs, and size options The choices are endless when it comes to tile and the fact that is is waterproof and hard to destroy makes it a versatile flooring option. Maintenance is low on tile flooring and they are easy to clean. There is even tile flooring that resembles the look of a hardwood floor, but with less maintenance involved.
Technically this is also a tile. Ceramic tiles are almost ubiquitous in apartments as they are relatively maintenance free and extremely durable. They come in various shapes and sizes and are hence extremely adaptable all types of flooring ideas.
In modern times, the word engineered has become a byword for safety and quality. Think of it, until a few decades ago no one would have believed that wood could be engineered. Yet, today it is the most common wood available in the market. The same goes for flooring. It has the look of hardwood, but not the same costs. It is made of hardwood, plywood or high-density fiberboard with a top layer of hardwood veneer that’s available in almost any style. They are all glued together to ensure to create a sturdy, humidity-resistant material. As a result, they are a good option for a lot of regions across the nation.
One of the more durable, low maintenance options on this list; linoleum consists of cork, wood flour, linseed oil and limestone mixed with tree resins. You can buy them either as sheets or opt for more intricate cuts. It is not resistant to dirt, so it does require maintenance but that is a small price to pay for the cost savings.
Whether it is 2021 or 1619, natural stone has always exuded a timeless beauty that is second to none. Stone and its formation ensures that no two pieces are identical, a trait that few materials can present. Options like granite are once-in-a-lifetime investments. It is heat and fire resistant, unbreakable and often more durable than the walls that protect a house. The choices are endless when it comes to beautiful stone options for your home flooring. Along with hardwood, it is one of the most simple ways to give a rich and luxurious feel to a home.
Gone are the days when laminate flooring was associated with being a cheap alternative. Now, they can mimic the looks of hardwood, natural stones and many other types of flooring. It can fit on almost any type of subfloor as they are extremely easy to install. Depending on your budget, you can get flooring of various hues and colors.
This is an extremely common choice among people who want a flooring that is easy to maintain or a modern style for their home. This is the most ‘build and forget’ option in a budget. As the name suggests, concrete floors are extremely strong and almost maintenance free.
As we said earlier, this is the year of new designs and trendy home remodel choices. So, let us start with something exotic yet eco-friendly. Bamboo is a grass and like common grass, this too grows very fast. Bamboo usually has a lifespan of three to five years. That apart, it is one of the strongest natural materials available and is also fire-resistant. The flooring is available as easy-to-install planks that are sturdy, and often times stronger than some types of wood flooring like Maple Wood and Northern Red Oak.
Another different but cool eco-friendly option is cork flooring for your home, made from cork oak. It splits naturally from a tree and is hypoallergenic and resistant to moisture. Because of the nature of cork, it is soft and forgiving for your feet and knees. It makes for a good option for flooring if you have kids or a busy home because it absorbs sound. Since it is a natural option, the different shades and hues give it a lovely character that is special and unique.
Interested in new flooring for your home? Give our design experts a call at Dulles Kitchen and Bath and we’d love to help you bring your home into 2021!