Homeowners can expect to see numerous flooring and tile innovations this year. We went to the experts to find the latest, greatest options.
Trends in Tile
Cheryl Kirsch of Floor Coverings International in Magnolia specializes in carpet, laminate, vinyl, hardwood, tile, stone, and environmentally-friendly flooring. Her in-home complimentary consultations take service to the next level.
“A lot of changes are going on in the tile industry,” she says. There is so much diversity, it’s difficult to narrow it down to one, two, or three trends.”
New tile collections include nature-inspired hues and earth tones — reds, moss greens, blues, and terracotta. Kirsch sees a revived interest in marble in many shapes and sizes as well. "If maintenance is not your thing, a textured porcelain finish or even cement might be the best application. It all depends on your needs and expectations.”
Her company focuses on understanding how clients use their space, their overall vision, and their budget. The most important part of any flooring project is to make sure a reputable company installs it with a long-term warranty on the materials and labor. Visit magnolia.floorcoveringsinternational.com or expressivetileandstone.com to learn more.
Practical and Pet-friendly
"Luxury vinyl and water-resistant laminate sales are up at our Conroe location," says Jared Radosevich, District Manager for Floors for Living. COREtec, for instance, is 100% kid-proof, pet-proof, and waterproof, with many varieties of natural-looking styles.
The demand for porcelain tile flooring is strong as well. “The newest look is large format tiles. Whether wood-look, square tile, or rectangle, the bigger, the better, gravitating to 6”x36” or larger," says Radosevich.
Patterns and multi-colors in carpets are the most popular trend for 2023. Pet-proof carpets are the most current option. "The stain technology has improved tremendously in the last five-to-ten years, and we carry the newest and best products from Shaw and Mohawk, the leaders in quality manufacturing.”
He recommends engineered hardwood floors rather than solid hardwood due to the high humidity in our area. “Engineered hardwoods represent the beauty and variety already found in nature, using a wide range of hardwoods: maple, oak, hickory, walnut, pine, birch, and cherry. They look identical to solid wood on the surface.” Learn more at floorsforliving.com/location/conroe/.