New Year, New Looks: 2018 Flooring Trends

As the new year approaches, we’re jumping for joy! While 2017 was an awesome year, we can’t wait to see 2018 trends and styles. Here are a few flooring trends you should consider before getting new floors next year:

Your GUide to 2018 Flooring Trends

Matte Finishes are Back in the Spotlight

Glossy finishes on hard floors have been popular for years, but look for more low-luster shines to take precedent in 2018. Matte finishes not only have a clean look and smooth surface, but can also make it easier to hide dirt, dust, dents, and other imperfections. Empire’s Sonoma series’s matte finish is the perfect example of “style meets functionality”.

Sonoma Solid Hardwood


Go Big with Wide Planks

Wide planks have been on trend for a few years, but in 2018 things are getting even wider. The authentic, upscale look of wide plank floors will make a welcome addition to both modern and rustic themed homes. Wide planks can also create an illusion of more space in small rooms, so they will be great for your home if you have tight spaces you want to expand. Check out Empire’s Archer Heights to see how wide planks can add style to your home.

Archer Heights Laminate Wood


Wood Looks are Going Lighter

While light and dark wood have both been popular this year and are expected to continue growing, early signs indicate 2018 will be a year of light, cool tones. Not only do these tones make for a clean and modern aesthetic, but they can make a space feel more open. Adding blonde, such as our Encore engineered hardwood, or even whitewashed floors to your home might be the perfect style to freshen up those interiors.

Encore Engineered Hardwood


Stop Screaming Over Spills with 100% Waterproof Vinyl Plank

In love with the wood look but scared of the maintenance that comes along with hardwood? Among the 2018 flooring trends is vinyl plank, such as Empire’s Grand Junction, which comes with easy maintenance and style. Not only is it stain-, mildew-, and scratch-resistant, this flooring is 100% waterproof. This means you don’t have to worry when you have an occasional spill. Offered in a variety of styles, vinyl plank can even go in wet areas, such as the bathroom and kitchen. Modern wood look, durability, and easy maintenance? Yes, please!



Pattern Carpet is Designed to Give You a Distinct Style

Carpet is a classic flooring choice and 2018 is adding a lot of style to it. Pattern carpet is a modern carpet trend that has a distinct pattern made by its cut and looped fibers. In addition to helping the room pop, this carpet has a durability that is good for heavy traffic, making it easy to maintain.  Empire’s Envision has a pattern that will surely make the room pop!

Envision Carpet

Greige: A New Neutral

Grey has been a hit this year, but 2018 is making room for a new neutral. Greige, a blend of grey and beige, is sure to surge next year. Its subtle, unique shade allows you to easily match décor while adding a sophisticated touch to your home. Gray will still be a top color, but be sure to stay on the lookout for greige, as seen on our Sidekick carpet series.

Sidekick Carpet


These 2018 flooring trends have us excited and we can’t wait to see them in everyone’s homes. Click below when you’re ready to Schedule your FREE In-Home Estimate and set some trends of your own.

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