Whether you’ve just moved into the Wheaton area or you’re sprucing up your Chicagoland apartment you’ve had for years, investing in quality flooring will pay off in the long run. But don’t be fooled. “Investing” doesn’t have to mean pouring excess amounts of cash into getting the floors you’ve always dreamed of. Value and comfort can be achieved at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality.
In 2018, flooring trends will revolve around sensibility, low maintenance, and going green. Let’s turn our attention to specific trends that will be populating the Wheaton area and beyond.
The benefits of using vinyl flooring are seemingly endless, especially for those who want a lot of bang for their buck. Vinyl comes in a wide variety of textures and colors and has lookalike qualities that closely resemble stone, ceramic tile and wood plank. If you’re looking for a high-end look such as tumbled marble or exotic hardwoods, luxury vinyl is a solid option to achieve the look at a fraction of the cost.
Other vinyl benefits include easy cleanup and a high resistance to staining, perfect for families who want to enjoy their living spaces without the fear of ruining their flooring. At $4 to $5 per square foot, this flooring choice continues to gain popularity.
Carpet, Carpet, Carpet
No surprise here. Carpet continues to reign supreme when it comes to flooring market share as it accounts for more than 60 percent of flooring sales. It’s hard to beat the variety and versatility that comes with carpeting, not to mention the constantly evolving patterns, colors, designs, cuts and materials. From low-key to jaw-dropping, carpeting has you covered.
Going (& Growing) Green
While this technically isn’t a new trend, demands for eco-friendly flooring continues to grow. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system devised by the U.S. Green Building Council helps ensure eco-friendly floors are up to standards while remaining a reasonable price.
Specific green flooring trends include highly recycled content and raw materials from sustainable sources. Recycled materials used include nontoxic cork, repurposed white-oak wine barrels, corn sugar carpet fibers and wood pulp.
Expect to see a lot more of these trends in Wheaton flooring renovations as well as the region and country as a whole. If you’re interested in kicking your flooring up a notch, Best Buy Interior Finishes & Granite can take your flooring dreams to fruition.