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What’s New in Commercial Carpet? Three Trends for 2016

Carpet is a staple in commercial and residential spaces all around America — and for good reason. It’s durable, inexpensive and versatile. Neutral and beige carpets have been common colors in commercial and residential spaces for years and it’s easy to see why. They play a subtle role in overall interior design and tie a room together easily and efficiently. When you have bold furniture, bold walls or other decor, neutral carpet is necessary to avoid clashing colors and other patterns. And while neutral carpets are a popular choice in floor installation, there are three great trends that have taken carpet center stage in 2016.

Bold colors: One of the biggest trends in carpet we’ve seen so far this year is bold hues for floors. It’s a refreshing take on a trend that was popular in the 60s and 70s where bold carpets ruled. Palettes of blue and green are popular choices and create a beautiful backdrop for all kinds of commercial and residential spaces. Shops and restaurants in Nashville are using bold colors to bring personality and flavor to their interior. There is also a new spin on neutral colors that still bring a boldness to the table, so to speak. Hues of gray and brown are popular right now and are great for people who want something a bit different but don’t want to commit to a brighter color.

Texture: Though neutral colors are still a popular choices for flooring installation, carpets available now have more texture and depth. Adding subtle color in a natural background gives dimension to an otherwise boring carpet color. These carpets also tend to hide stains and dirt easier than other colors, making it a popular choice in both commercial and residential spaces. Different types of texture can also be found in different types of weaves. Carpets woven with loops and twists can be great for those seeking a distinct type of texture and look. The texture is not only visual but tangible.

Pattern: More and more commercial and residential carpets have either bold or subtle patterns available. Patterned flooring is becoming more and more popular as people shift the focal point of a room to the flooring rather than the furniture. Patterns like leaves, flowers and other natural shapes are great choices for those who want to bring a little nature inside. These types of flooring are great for commercial spaces. For example, The Omni Hotel and other hotels and restaurants are great spaces with patterned, commercial carpet.

These new flooring trends only prove how floors can be a great way to personalize your space. It’s not just your walls that can have bold colors, interesting patterns or texture. Carpet gives us a whole new way to think about style and interior design. Live in the Nashville area and interested about giving your residential or commercial space a face lift? Contact Ozburn-Hessey today to discuss your options for trendy new carpet and other flooring installation information. You’ll be on your way to beautiful floors in no time!

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