Once considered the low-budget and low-end flooring choice, the performance and elegant aesthetic of today’s vinyl is a far cry from its past reputation. Today, designer looks are pulled together with the flexible beauty these types of floors. Here we’ll highlight 7 popular vinyl options you can get in on for 2021.
1. Hardwood-look vinyl flooringDo you dream of hardwood floors in an impractical area of your home like the basement, bathroom or kitchen? Perhaps your busy house has heavy foot traffic, spills, pets and children, and you know the wear and tear is too much for wood to be installed in your kitchen. Many people want to warm up a below-grade room, but they know moisture and hardwood don’t mix.
3. Mix planks and tiles for personalized creationsIt’s never been more affordable to experiment with various high-quality materials to create mosaics, edges and floor patterns all your own. You can mix and match the look of ceramic tiles, stones and bricks to create a lively or old-world design. Edge the room, and its features with different colors and textures. Vinyl makes what was once impractical and expensive, achievable, and much more fun.
4. Create a metallic lookA trend taking off is vinyl flooring in bold, metallic finishes. The look can be opulent and lux, or clean and modern. Brushed chrome or silver pairs well with stainless steel appliances. Because vinyl is so customizable, you can have the effect of industrial steel, iron, copper, and tarnished patinas to compliment your design theme, appliances and furniture.
5. Flooring can separate spacesVinyl can be used to create separations of space in your home. You can visually designate a seating area in the Living room in lieu of a floor rug or pattern each room’s floor in contrast. Separations can be stark and defined or subtle gradations that blend into different themes for each space. There’s no limit to where your creativity can go.
6. Cool neutral tones are inGray tones and whitewashed palettes are big in design right now. Yellow and warmer colors aren’t as popular, and many people are choosing neutral white, gray or black shades for their floors. This allows excellent flexibility with décor and accent pieces and the option to change up a look entirely from time to time. Some colors are considered cool as well and work well in the new color schemes. Greens and blues are a good choice, but avoid beige, yellow, orange and red.
7. Create a classic PatternDoes your family have a crest? Or do you wish to honor ethnic roots with a patterned motif? You can invent a pattern or work recognized symbols and shapes into your floor using various colors and vinyl tile shapes. Vinyl is easy to work with which means you can cut and customize it as well. Ask a pro for help if you have an idea you could use a hand with.
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill.
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