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Flooring Trends: From master suites to plush playrooms, carpet remains a staple in the home. Here's what's trending in the world of soft surface flooring this year.

A Solid Shift

A smart alternative to traditional solids, patterned and multi-colored carpets are definitely here to stay for 2018. Emphasizing the eclectic, current carpet trends call for patterns inspired by nature – from organic textures to vintage vines and trellises in sumptuous colors and tones.

Patterned Carpet Looks, Carpet TrendsFlooring (left to right): Longbranch by Bigelow, Break of Day by Tigressa, Bravura by Evans Black, 42nd Street by Lees Studio

Standout Shades

The New Year will bring a rise in warmth to greys and taupes, while browns will take on naturally-derived tones that mimic the likes of untreated wood, leather and brass. The widespread realm of whites and creams will, of course, continue on strong in 2018, offering an ever-popular sense of sophistication to the home.

Carpet Color Trends, Carpet TrendsFlooring (left to right): Bravura by Evans Black, Bolero by Tigressa, Dreamstyle by Tigressa, Morning Line by Tigressa

Sumptuously Soft

While strength and stain-protection have long been the name of the game for carpet, increasing levels of softness is where 2018 is taking us. Strands are softer and silkier than ever, all while offering maximum durability and the most advanced built-in stain protection homeowners have come to expect. 

Flooring (left to right): Unconditional Style, Unconditional Trust, Unconditional Glee all by Innovia Dream, Columbus Circle II by Tigressa Cherish

From traditional hardwood to the latest in luxury vinyl and tile, the following three trends will dominate hard surface flooring this year.

Low Sheen Finishes

Gloss be gone. This low-maintenance look is not only family-friendly, but falls in line with the more natural visuals in today's home.

Matte Flooring, Hardwood Trends, LVT Trends, Flooring TrendsFlooring (left to right): Jovial by Earthscapes, Farmington by Rustic River, Sundance by Rustic River, Elkins Hall by Laminate For Life

Dual Staining

Why have one hue, when you can have two? Complimentary colors will be pairing this year to create rich, complex visual that add interest and dimension to a space.

Hardwood Trends, Dual Staining Flooring, Flooring TrendsFlooring (left to right): Asiago by Bel Terra, Hamilton Park by Rustic River, Dockside Oak by Laminate For Life, Batik by Earthscapes

Patterned Designs

From mixed-width planks to beautifully intricate herringbone patterns, flooring installations will be anything but boring this year. 

Flooring Trends, Flooring Installation PatternsFlooring Patterns (left to right): Various Tile Sizing, Mixed-Width Planks, Herringbone, Basketweave

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