Here at Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we are always looking for new flooring trends to bring to our customers. In 2018, we’re expecting to see the return of minimalist styles as well as a variety of geometric patterns in tile, wood, and more. Southport homeowners, be sure to consider these trendy designs as you shop for new floors in 2018!

The Return of Minimalism

Minimalist hardwood flooring in Southport

New techniques and materials lead to experimentation, but the classics are usually that way for a reason. Solid hardwood flooring has a nearly universal appeal thanks to its natural minimalism, and because it is guaranteed to increase your home value. Expect classic wood tones and solid carpet colors to feature prominently in new home renovation projects, and the use of gray has been generating buzz throughout the interior design community.

Geometric Patterns

Herringbone hardwood floors in Southport

Homeowners are looking to add some unique flair to their houses without tapping out their budget, so they are applying techniques typically reserved for backsplash tiling or garden paths to floors throughout the home. Instead of a traditional floor where the rug goes wall to wall or the wood boards are in neat and orderly lines, the material is cut into different shapes and organized according to either a more complex pattern or the whims of whoever is laying the floor. Colorful tile flooring in a few shapes can transform your floor into a glistening mosaic that turns your bathroom into a majestic retreat. If one of your kids is a soccer fan, cutting black and white carpet into octagons and hexagons gives you everything you need to create a soccer ball floor. Or go for a dramatic, European-style herringbone or chevron hardwood floor in your entryway.

To learn more about these and other flooring trends, give us a call or visit our showroom. We are proud to serve homeowners in Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James and beyond!

Photo Credits: Artazum, Pavel Shynkarou