Top Flooring Trends in 2018

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In the process of building your energy efficient floor plan, you have given thought to many of the details that make your luxury newly built house a home. You may have considered all of the aesthetics from window treatments to landscaping. 

There is one detail in your home that covers the most extensive portion of the house that your Central Ohio home builder should be bringing to your attention, the floor. 

Flooring is a detail that often can be taken for granted. However, the quality of your floors can not only affect the aesthetics of your custom design, but it can also change your lifestyle. The right floor for the right family is about comfort, appeal, and durability. When it comes to selecting the right flooring, it’s far too expensive to be cheap.  Think about what will last, what design will stand the test of time and the changes in lifestyle with wear and tear.

Children, pets, hobbies, holidays, etc., all affect the well-being of your flooring so be sure to choose wisely. Here are a few favorite items that have been hot commodities amongst our customers:

LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) 

This trend has made a massive comeback in the world of tile. Central Ohio Home Builders have recommended LVT as a cost-effective solution to the appearance of hardwood flooring.  What are the significant benefits:

  • Water-resistant
  • Durability
  • Cost-effective 

If you have pets or kids that love playing in puddles on a rainy day, LVT may be an excellent solution for you in the first rooms in your home. 

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile 

Ceramic tile is still a hot commodity in the bathroom. Some even have their suspicions about LVT since it’s been a newly improved product making a comeback. The porcelain tile in the bathroom that resembles wood is a relatively new trend that early adopters tend to favor. 

Distressed Hardwood

We have always prided ourselves on creating traditional farm homes that can withstand the test of time.  Though we have offered many customizable solutions to many families, we are always excited to work with the authentic materials.  Distressed wood is popular right now for many reasons, but for now, the top is:

  • Hides dirt better
  • The antique look is timeless! 
  • Durable in high traffic areas. 

Choosing the right flooring for your energy efficient floor plan is the icing on the cake that ties all of your beautiful features together. If you have questions, contact your Central Ohio home builder today to discuss the best flooring for your new dream home.