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Home Decorating Tips: Flooring Ideas

December 8, 2020

Home Decorating Tips: Flooring Ideas

In the excitement of designing and decorating your new home, a few things may fall through the cracks. Flooring is often overlooked in favor of other decor like wall paint or cabinetry. Yet finding the right flooring is a crucial decision that will add depth, style and incredible visual interest to your home.

Not sure where to start? Let's explore several trending kitchen and bathroom flooring ideas to elevate your home's overall look. 

Find a Material You Love

When it comes to choosing your home's flooring, there are many options. While hardwood flooring will always be a classic, a few other materials have recently risen in popularity, including:

  • Eco-friendly options like sustainable bamboo or recycled flooring
  • Concrete for industrial or contemporary designs
  • Cork to add a unique texture
  • Wood-look laminate
  • Rubber flooring for its versatility and soft feel
  • Natural stone
  • Bright vinyl tiles
  • Ceramic or porcelain tiles
Consider Trending Colors

From black and white tiles to dark hardwood, certain colors will never go out of style. However, it's always great to be on-trend when planning your new or remodeled home's flooring. Recent years have seen a rise in neutral palettes that can complement nearly any wall color. Consider the following floor colors for your kitchens, hallways or bathrooms:

  • Blonde wood and wood-look floors
  • Clean white laminate 
  • Flexible gray laminate and vinyl
  • Natural and rustic high color variation wood and wood-look flooring
  • Blush, earthy and pastel tiles
Add Texture for Visual Interest

Clean, smooth floors will always be popular. Yet recently, homeowners have been playing around with a more textured appearance — especially when it comes to wood and wood-look flooring. This is a great way to give your flooring a look that's far from ordinary. Some of the most popular textures include:

  • Reclaimed textures that look like repurposed barnwood or pallet wood
  • Distressed or aged floors
  • Wirebrushed or hand-scraped
Play With Patterns and Layouts

Whether it's wood, laminate or tile, today's flooring allows you to get creative like never before. If you've got a neutral wall color, there's plenty of ways to play with patterns and layouts in your bathroom or kitchen. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Checked
  • Unconventional or mixed widths
  • Extra-wide planks
  • Herringbone
  • Hexagon and other geometric patterns
Mimic Nature

Stone and wood are traditional, elegant and always stylish options when it comes to flooring. However, these classic materials are generally on the high end when it comes to a homeowner's budget. Thankfully, many flooring manufacturers have mastered the art of crafting materials that mimic the look and feel of natural hardwood or stone. If you prefer an au natural look, it may be well within your price range.

Customize Your Dream Home With SK Builders

Flooring is an incredible way to make a home all your own and infuse your individual style into each space. If you're ready to create your dream home, SK Builders can help. We offer our own line of customizable designs to suit you and your family's vision. 

Contact us online to begin exploring our variety of home options. You can also give our friendly team a call at 864-292-0400.

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