The top four trends in vinyl flooring you must know about
If you haven’t yet heard about vinyl flooring, where have you been living? It could not be on this planet, because vinyl floors are the biggest trend worldwide. Overseas figures, particularly from Europe and the US, show that vinyl flooring sales were up by 25% in 2015, with a similar trajectory set for the foreseeable future.
And, as overseas manufacturers are still leading the production charge on bringing these floors to market – where overseas goes in vinyl flooring, we follow locally. There is no reason why a South African manufacturer could not soon dominate the market through innovation though. Of course when that happens, we’ll be bringing it to you. For now, let’s see what’s desirable, compelling and must-have as far as the top vinyl decor trends go. Yes, the lure of exquisitely finished vinyl flooring really is becoming hard to resist.
As with everywhere else, the interest in vinyl flooring in Estcourt is peaking too – and ready to cement its domestic dominance as the underfoot choice regardless of budget. Yes, the floor is budget-friendly, but for a little bit more the luxury lines in particular are simply oozing style. The style of an original wood floor, for example, at drastically less expense and minus the maintenance hassle. Give luxury vinyl tiles at least a glance if you’re considering joining the movement towards vinyl flooring in Estcourt.
Wood-look Vinyl Flooring
But, we hear you say, we thought wood-look laminate was the gold standard in imitation-wood floors? Well, that was a few years ago. Again, just how far in how short a time vinyl has come underscores the kind of cutting-edge innovation that is catapulting this surface covering onto everyone’s ‘hot’ list, including that of leading home and decor editors everywhere. And now, it’s a major option for vinyl flooring in Estcourt too.
If you love wood – the grain of it, the depth of texture and the warmth it lends to any space – ask for wood-look vinyl flooring in Estcourt. You have to see it to believe it – and even then you’ll have a hard time discerning the difference between the real thing and luxury vinyl. When vinyl started tackling laminate for a share of global sales in imitation wood floors, it did so tactically. Now, vinyl’s ‘in it to win it’ strategy has clearly paid off. Both laminate and vinyl have come to the party – but vinyl seems to have pipped laminate to the post with its ability to exude extreme (tangible) elegance.
With vinyl wood-imitation looking so good and being so easy to maintain (no more worries about scratches or polishing!) it looks like vinyl is in fact abou to ‘set’ a few wood trends of its own.
Bespoke finish vinyl
So this is for you if nothing ever makes you happy, you just want to add that touch of glamour, or you need to stamp your personal style on your space in a specific way. Fancy walking on the moon? You can. A waterfall? You can, too. Given that you can project any kind of image on to the top layer of vinyl – which is then pressed, heated, and sealed for strength – bespoke vinyl tiles are more than just a fancy proposition. They’re an affordable one too, as they won’t fade in two years. Looking for vinyl flooring in Estcourt but, in that grand old rock tradition, still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Then rock your own look and don’t get onto a stage somewhere – build your very own! We’ll gladly help you source your bespoke design and assist you every step of the way. Trust us when we tell you that your options for vinyl flooring in Estcourt are only curtailed by your imagination.
Natural stone-look vinyl
Perhaps you’ve got the Mediterranean feel pat down throughout your home, but need those terracotta, marble or other natural stone tiles to anchor the look. But, the question is, do you really need actual stone tiles when those options are available in vinyl, and you can’t see the difference? Vinyl flooring in Estcourt presents itself with a myriad options – and imitation natural stone is another of them, one that is well-loved in Europe as Mediterranean-style homes get flooring upgrades.
Do you really need to pay a small fortune for perfectly polished, timeless, pore-refined marble when you can make that same grand entrance at a fraction of the price, and never have to worry about polishing the floor? Stone-look vinyl flooring has not only changed the game – because of how low maintenance it is, it has, in fact – as many happy homeowners will attest to – reinvented the game.
Okay, this one’s for you if you’re into warm industrial design. Again, it’s just the latest example of how vinyl engineers are making the impossible happen – only a few years ago, this would not even have been conceptualised! But, a quick disclaimer here: we can’t be sure, but unlike the other two trends, we’re not certain this will stand the test of style time. It seems to have ‘fashionable floor’ written all over it, meaning it may not be the rage in 20, or even 10 years from now.
But hey – don’t let that stop you. Given that it will be much more affordable than the real thing, you may have cash to splash to change to the next ‘in’ vinyl trend in the next few years. As long as you bear in mind when shopping for vinyl flooring in Estcourt, that your options have never been broader – or more exciting!
Now, temporary nature and skepticism aside, metallic vinyl tiles and planks are making their presence felt here, there and everywhere, and they actually look incredible. Bathrooms, kitchens and bold decor spaces – these seem to be benefitting from the daring decor touch that metallic vinyl is bringing. The question is, why not be bold and be of the first to showcase this look if you’re in the market for vinyl flooring in Estcourt?The bottom line is, now that you’re looking for vinyl flooring in Estcourt you know that, well, if you can dream it, you can walk on it. And if you want it, we’ll source it.