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There are so many choices in flooring, where do you start for your new home in San Antonio? Carpet is getting softer, wood is getting more roughed up and vinyl is getting more luxurious. Vinyl has come a long way thanks to photo technology that mimics wood or just about any other material you can think of so closely that you have to look twice to see that it is vinyl. Here’s what is hot underfoot for your Weston Dean home.
Carpet is getting more environmentally friendly and by creating fiber combinations to develop softer textures. There are some factories that make green carpets by recycling nylon into carpeting or melting down polyester and making new fibers. One of the popular styles is cut and loop carpet, in which the pile is cut and partly looped to create a sculpted look or pattern. This trend is more toward the patterned carpet, with a cleaner finish. Carpeting is still the favorite application for bedrooms and on stairs.
Hardwood flooring is still the favorite flooring. Because homes have the great room concept, the kitchen and the family room is become one expansive space and hardwood flooring is the most preferred. The stain preference is toward darker stains with gray tones gaining in popularity. The trends are also toward larger planks or using multiple sized planks and more exotic woods like hickory, walnut and zebra wood. For your Weston Dean home, look for more wood floors that have been hand scraped and hand textured that makes the new flooring look old. A green choice is reclaimed woods that have been salvaged from older residential flooring or even from old barns. Some companies take new hardwood and make it look old. Bamboo flooring for your Weston Dean home is another choice that became popular a few years back because it is a renewable resource. It had issues with shrinkage, but has been getting better. Bamboo can be produced in an array of colors and planks in wide widths.
Vinyl has been given a whole new look since years past. Photos of wood can be printed on vinyl in squares or planks. Vinyl can also be made to look like marble, which would be great to be used in the laundry room or mudroom of your Weston Dean home.
Ceramic tiles are getting bigger than ever before and the digital print that is used on vinyl tiles is made to look like hardwood flooring. Wood is not the only popular look, fabric and concrete is also popular in ceramic tiles. The tiles are available in square and rectangle sizes. As you can see there is not a shortage of choices in flooring for your Weston Dean home. Have fun exploring the different options available to you.