Luxury vinyl is a trend in itself because it offers the most value for your decorating dollar. Wood-look flooring is also trending, most likely as an extension of the wood floor trend, expected to last about 15 years. In the flooring stores, you'll also see an abundance of textures, as well as light wood shades and the darkest-of-dark shades; wood look tiles; neutral colors; and bold geometrics, checkered looks, chevron, herringbone, and encaustic-style and filigree tiles. Feel free to come into Supreme Floor Covering, your Tri-Cities flooring company.
Inkjet Technology: making tile trends possible
Before this technology, tiles were hand-painted, which was both time-consuming and not accurate. Inkjet is like a computer printer, with four color jets that spray simultaneously, resulting in realistic and intricate patterns. We can thank this technology for the wood look tile trend; it truly combines the beauty of wood with the waterproof functionality of tile. There are realistic grain patterns available in many colors, including the high trending variations which mix all different shades.
Inkjet also gives realistic stone looks, be they marble, granite, travertine, quartz, or limestone, as well as other distinctive tile patterns, all of which add visual appeal and value to your property.
Textures & authenticity
With natural wood, you'll see scrapes, knots, raised grains, and even burns in weathered looks, and this also ties in with the realistic factor for wood looks. Technology, such as embossing and micro beveling, give these floors depth, dimension, and the textured looks of genuine wood. You'll also see this texture trend with carpets, especially the cut and loop, where you can create unique patterns and textures and frieze styles that have long fibers that are so tightly twisted they curl.
Since 1965, we’ve been Northern Michigan’s flooring expert, providing quality products and installations. For more information about flooring, come into the Supreme Floor Covering showroom in any of our three locations: Bay City, Midland, and Saginaw, MI. We're near Mainland, Saginaw, Essexville, Sanford, Bridgeport, Freeland, Mount Pleasant, Thomas Township, and Frankenmuth.