2018 Top Flooring Trends: Water Resistant

August 28, 2018 Tagged: Style Forecast

When considering new flooring, resistance to water is definitely a concern. As a result, many shoppers are opting to avoid wood or laminate altogether in favor of two excellent options: vinyl and tile.

Vinyl gained a poor reputation in the 1980’s, but modern buyers have come around to its benefits.

Waterproof with extreme durability, it is now able to convincingly mimic the color, pattern, and texture of genuine hardwoods or stone. Available as easy-to-install tiles or planks, it can be laid in any number of patterns, just like the real thing.

Meanwhile tile, a well-known classic choice for kitchens and bathrooms, is gaining popularity in non-traditional rooms with the advent of wood look tile. Production of this type of tile begins with genuine hardwood planks that are scanned, then the resulting image is printed onto the top of the tile. Texture can also be added to the surface of each tile, allowing for a truly realistic appearance. Combine this with the inherent durability and water resistance of tile and it’s not hard to see why this is such a popular choice!

..."a well-known classic choice for kitchens and bathrooms, is gaining popularity in non-traditional rooms with the advent of wood look tile."

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