At Fuzion, we know trends come and go. Style changes. Aesthetics evolve. Until they come back around again. Search “Flooring Trends” on Google and you’ll be treated to hundreds, if not thousands of articles about tones, colours, finishes, wood species, tiles sizes, plank sizes, mid-century-costal-bohemian-Scandinavian-farmhouse-deco-how-to guides for your home!
Every designer, manufacturer, and big-box retailer has an opinion on this year’s must-have style trends. It’s enough to make your head spin. But let’s face it, everyone wants to be on-trend. No one wants their home to look tired or dated. Trends give us insight into designs, styles and options we may have never heard of. Designing for the latest trends is fun. and makes us feel great about the space we live in and share with our family and guests. But, here’s the catch, trends are just that—trends. They come and go, they change over time.
When thinking about new flooring for your home, we suggest you make selections that fit your individual style and tastes with products that best serve the functional needs of your home. While it is fun to keep on top of trends, it is important to remember that you will probably have your floors for 10 to 20 years; or even longer! It would be a very costly venture to change your floors every 3-5 years as trends change. By selecting flooring that you enjoy, that suits your needs, and fits your style, you have a solid base to decorate around for years to come.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t be aware of current trends. They are a great guide to what products are available, and how they can be incorporated, with good design, into trendy spaces. New paint, drapes, furniture, lighting, and art are all fun, quick ways you can update your look to the newest trend while building on the floors you love.
Should you decide to go with a current flooring trend, make sure it IS a current trend. You’ll want to work with a trend that is emerging and has some longevity left. Speak to your flooring specialist, they have first-hand knowledge of new styles, designs, and technologies offered by manufacturers like Fuzion. They work directly with the designers who influence trending styles year to year. They can give you insight into what products will work best for your personal style and needs.
The flooring you choose is an investment in your home. Flooring not only contributes to the aesthetics of your home, but the functionality and health of your home, so you want to ensure you make choices you will enjoy for years to come!