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2020 Flooring Trend Watch: Laminate Flooring Styles

In the coming year, laminate flooring will remain what it has been for the last decade or so: one of the best flooring options on the market in terms of both cost and style. Many expect big things from laminate flooring in 2020, as advancements in flooring technology make it so that it’s almost indistinguishable from regular hardwood flooring. With that in mind, here are the hot trends of the coming year for laminate flooring. 

Laminate Flooring Trends

Let the Light In

It doesn’t matter if it is residential carpeting, hardwood flooring or laminate flooring; the experts have spoken and 2020 is all about light floors. You might know what light-colored options to expect for other flooring materials, but what does that mean for laminate flooring? It means you should expect to see a lot more whitewashed options, and an increase in the number of light brown and light grey options. Having a light colored floor will cause the room it is in to appear larger than it is. Since the average living space seems to be shrinking, this is a great way to make your space look larger than it actually is. Pairing a lightly colored laminate floor with a similarly light wall color can go a long way towards making your space look cavernous in comparison. That being said, dark colors aren’t out completely. Floor patterns with a high degree of variance– mixing light-colored and dark-colored planks– are also on the rise. 

Styles Wide, Far and Narrow

Wide plank has been the most popular style for laminate flooring for a while now, and that likely will not change in 2020. The width of the plank is another way to control the feel of the room. Since laminate flooring offers a multitude of options or customization in this area, it should come as no surprise that experts are predicting a rise in narrow planks and long tiles in the coming year. One of the great strengths of laminate flooring is the number of options and styles. This extends to the texture, with experts forecasting more options on that front as well. Thanks to technological advancements, you can find a laminate floor that looks and feels very much like a hardwood floor. It’s a great alternative for someone who likes the look of hardwood flooring, but isn’t such a fan of how it’s harvested. 

Technically the Best

One thing you will notice about laminate flooring in 2020 is that waterproofing, one of its best features, will be highlighted more. Laminate flooring is basically the only flooring material that can be called waterproof. Since moisture is the number one killer of floors and flooring materials, and since Nashville is such a humid town, this is especially important. Having a waterproof floor means there’s just one less thing you have to worry about, a relief considering all the things to be anxious about these days. Another thing you won’t have to worry about is where the material comes from, as more and more flooring companies are staying at home to create their products, something sure to continue to improve in 2020. 

Laminate flooring has always been a pretty good flooring option. In 2020, it will continue its ascent and become a great flooring option, thanks to the number of styles and colors it comes in and the way it handles water. Now that you’ve decided to get a laminate floor, make sure to talk to the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey to help you decide what that means.

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