The latest and greatest flooring trends for 2022!

February 21, 2019
The average homeowner in 2022 is both eager to spend and eager to save on home improvement projects. How so? Well, homeowners are not willing to splurge yet they are interested in updating and do so while shopping for the greatest value.

Keyword… Value!

In 2022 the flooring products that are trending the most are the products that create the most value. Cheap does not mean value. Value means confidence or peace of mind/comfort with the selected product. The economic status of the country is in a comfortable place where homeowners are willing to spend more, but only if they are confident in the quality/value of the material that they are selecting.  

Carpet is no longer king, but still popular!

Even with so much variety and options available in the flooring industry carpet still made up over 50% of all flooring sales in 2021! The carpet alone makes up almost half of all flooring sales. It is definitely not obsolete yet.

But Why?

The unmatched comfort and good feeling that carpet provides are impossible to replace. No matter how much of a headache carpet can create while cleaning, we love it for its soft and warm qualities.

The rooms that we want to feel the most comfortable in deserve a material that will provide us with that comfort… currently, only carpet achieves that.

In the last couple of years, manufacturers have drastically increased the quality of the fibers and structure of carpets. As well as significantly improved the styling providing homeowners with thousands of new options that will match/compliment any design or look.

A decade ago consumers were running to escape from carpets by installing hardwood, laminate, or tile anywhere and everywhere to avoid the hassle of carpet cleaning and maintenance. However, with more advanced technology carpets today are low maintenance and easy to clean.

Take a look at Stainmaster technology used in many carpet lines or Smart Strand Forever Clean from Mohawk flooring. These technologies are created to withstand even the toughest of stains by using a hydrophobic coating that repels liquid stains and keeps the carpet strands clean and as good as new. This doesn't mean that carpet shouldn’t be maintained and cleaned once in a while but it does mean that the process will be much simpler with stain-resistant technologies.

Carpet can last for decades if taken care of… it’s definitely a product with great value. Providing a warm and cozy atmosphere for you to live in for a price most often way less than any other material.

Vinyl plank flooring is king now!

LVP is the abbreviation that stands for Luxury Vinyl Plank…  It is a hard surface flooring material that has been growing in popularity over the last decade or so and has become one of the go-to materials for a large number of homeowners worldwide.

One of the biggest reasons this is a popular flooring material and has been for a few years in a row now is its unmatched durability. LVP is constructed from many layers, the surface being both water-resistant as well as extremely scratch-resistant… which not a single other flooring material on the market can say.

Speaking in terms of “value” LVP provides the best. Ours is priced at just $2.29 per square foot (price may change, valid as of February 8th, 2022) this material can be installed quickly and easily even over pre-existing flooring and last decades. Seriously, modern-day LVP has 25-year residential warranties. Over the long run, LVP will end up being one of the best investments a homeowner can make.

Cost and durability aren't the only deciding factors, however. Design and looks are just as important if not more important. There are more looks and colors of LVP available than you can imagine and most are created to mimic real hardwood looks. Printing has gotten so good that it’s hard to distinguish real wood from LVP.

Engineered hardwood is a classic

The last trending material for 2022 is engineered hardwood. Hardwood is still a classic flooring material that communicates quality and sophistication. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood comes in planks that have a wear layer made out of real wood on top of a non-wood core. The benefit of this core is that engineered hardwood is much more stable than real wood and won’t expand and contract when moisture and humidity change like solid hardwood will.

With engineered hardwood, you are getting real wood at a cost much less than solid hardwood. The look and feel are genuine at a lower price and with better stability. From our own personal experience, it’s much easier to find a larger variety (color and wood species) of pre-finished engineered hardwood flooring options than solid pre-finished… but that’s just us.

So that's just a little bit of insider information regarding LVP,  Carpet, and Engineered Hardwood. These three truly are a great bang for your buck and are definitely trending in 2022. You can’t go wrong when selecting these materials for your home.

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