Kitchen Flooring Trends for 2018
If you find kitchen trends interesting, you will enjoy these 2018 kitchen flooring trends. According to Flooringinc.com and supported on sites like Houzz.com, these kitchen flooring trends are being used by designers and home owners alike. Here at the Granite Shop, we have an in-house designer who will help you pull your entire look together from top to bottom.
Wire-Brushed and Etched Floors
Many homeowners are choosing a wire-brushed look to add character to their space. The wood offers a modern flair without appearing unfinished. Wire brushed and etched floors have a subtle texture to them while maintaining a smooth appearance. Wire brushing pulls the grain from the original growth ring leaving the heart wood exposed to the surface. Wire-brushed and etched floors are available in a several species of solid and engineered hardwood. Wire-brushed floors also hide dirt.
Waterproof Vinyl Kitchen Flooring
There has been a surge in the use of WPC vinyl flooring. WPC stands for wood plastic composite which also has a waterproof core. High-fidelity wood grain imaging is available on luxury vinyl planks or tiles. Experts are calling it the “future of flooring”. The tiles are completely waterproof and often a favorite of the budget conscious. The vinyl is similar to a laminate floor, which can give your kitchen a modern wood look. Vinyl kitchen flooring is durable and requires very little maintenance. Expect to see this style of flooring available
Bamboo is the most durable flooring option currently on the market. Because Bamboo is also renewable, it is an appealing option if you are looking for something that is eco-friendly.
Grey wood has become a popular flooring choice over the passed several years. Gray colored flooring is a symbol of a contemporary space. Gray also projects a feeling of soft, authentic elegance which is easy to pair with other colors.
Bright white tiles are becoming popular again according to 2018 design trends. Designs are incorporating white tiles to contrast darker elements of the kitchen. White tiles emanate the surrounding light of the space making your kitchen look and feel larger. If your kitchen is in a part of the home where sunlight washes the room, the white tiles can really give your kitchen a special look.
Engineered wood is known for its durability. This type of flooring is made up of a top layer of a real hardwood and a core. The core typically consists of multiple plywood layers laminated together to form a durable plank. Or, in some cases, the core is made of HDF (high density fiberboard). Engineered wood is equipped to stand up to the demands of everyday kitchen activity.
Blonde wood flooring is starting to re-emerge as a popular option among homeowners. This type of flooring gives the kitchen a timeless feel. Choosing blonde wood flooring opens up several decorating possibilities for your home. Experts also point out that blonde floors can make your kitchen appear larger, similar to white tiles.
The richness of espresso kitchen flooring will give your space a high-end feel. The downside, however, is that the dark color of the wood may make your kitchen look smaller than it is. However, used properly, it provides a sharp and welcomed contrast to more contemporary kitchen decor.