Top 5 Flooring Trends to Look Forward to in 2019

American homeowners spent close to $6,700 on home improvements in the last year. But they’re not done yet!

Experts project the home improvement industry to reach $409 billion in 2019. One of the projects at the top of homeowners list is installing new flooring. 

If you’re one of them, you may not know where to start. After all, there are dozens of flooring choices out there.

Do you choose wood flooring? Bamboo? Is carpet still “in?”


In this guide, we’re giving you an inside look at the top 5 flooring trends of 2019. 

1. Go Green

We mentioned bamboo and for good reason. It’s been one of the biggest flooring trends in the last few years but it’s also one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available. 

But, bamboo isn’t your only option.

Cork is also a popular installation choice. Most people think of cork as a wine bottle stopper. The same bark from the cork oak tree gets manufactured into linoleum.

Cork flooring is the result. It has a high thermal insulation rating, is non-toxic, and is naturally antibacterial.

You can never count out hardwood, though. You’ll soon see the new twist on this American flooring classic.

2. Reclaimed Hardwood

Hardwood flooring will never go out of style. It’s one of the fastest ways to get buyers to pay more for your home. It’s also one of the easiest ways to improve your home’s aesthetic.

Reclaimed hardwood is a trend unto itself. Yes, it’s eco-friendly. But it’s also gorgeous, unique, and hardy.

There are two ways to get reclaimed wood flooring. The first is recycled wood and the second is older timber chopped down years ago. 

The colors of this wood range the same as your standard or engineered hardwood. But, the hues won’t be consistent, giving your floors character and charm.

3. Luxury Vinyl

Forget the oddly-patterned tacky tiles from the ’80s. Today’s vinyl flooring is — dare we say — luxurious.

It mimics hardwood flooring, ceramic tiles, and tumbled marble. It’s also low-maintenance, low-cost, and waterproof.

4. Wood-Textured Tile

This isn’t new, but it’s still trendy. Especially when you opt for gray-colored textured tiles. It was once reserved for bathrooms and kitchens, but in 2019, you’ll see it throughout entire houses. 

If you live in a climate that isn’t conducive to having hardwood floors, this is the perfect answer. 

5. Colorful Carpet

Not everyone is a fan of carpet, yet, it still holds the majority of the market share.

Today, carpet comes in a variety of patterns, styles, and colors. In 2019, expect to see colorful warmer tones — from coppers to rose-golds — in homes across the country. 

Which of These Flooring Trends Are You Interested In?

There are some long-time favorites among 2019’s hottest flooring trends and some that come with a twist. Whichever you choose, you can’t go wrong!

But, you can go wrong when it comes to the flooring company you choose. 

That’s why you should trust the quotes you get from Empire Floors. We’ll provide you with a free quote for your flooring project.

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