What’s hot in flooring this year
Grey laminate flooring and unique textures continue to lead the way.
Every year, the Paint Shop design team gets an up-close preview from flooring suppliers of where the design trends are headed. While one of the leading laminate flooring trends continues to be grey laminate flooring, more and more there is a demand from consumers for floor textures and styles that mimic natural wood and stone in unique patterns. Wood knotholes and other features that set a space apart or give a feel of authenticity and uniqueness continue to gain more popularity.
Grey still a popular choice
For designers, gray laminate flooring remains a popular choice as it lends itself to a wide range of colour palettes. As a neutral base, a grey laminate flooring can anchor any design scheme – from clean and modern to urban chic. Most important in picking complementary wall and furniture colours for grey laminate flooring is knowing the undertone of the product you’ve chosen. Green-grey, blue-grey or brown-grey flooring will all have a different complementary set of colour choices. (If you’re matching an existing wall colour, a Paint Shop expert can assist you in finding the right colour match.)
When you’re ready to shop laminate flooring options, along with colour, consider some of the following:
- Area traffic. Are you placing your laminate flooring in a hallway, bathroom or kitchen?
- Exposure to moisture. Re-flooring a mudroom or front porch? Ensure your product is water resistant laminate if the area is near entryways or in moisture-prone areas like basements.
- Direct sunlight, scratch and dent resistance and other factors. Consider the long-term exposure of your flooring over time. While most products feature laminate flooring colours that hold up over time, tell your flooring consultant if the area you’re shopping for will be in continual sunlight exposure.
For complete flooring advice and an in-depth conversation on the best in laminate flooring trends. Visit a Paint Shop near you and talk to our in-house design consultants. Our in-house flooring experts can advise on installation or, depending on the store, do the install as well!