Month: December 2017

Cork Flooring

Need a flooring update for 2018? Here is one of our favorite trends spring up for next year! Corked flooring is eco-friendly, lights, and has a similar appearance to wood. As an affordable flooring option, cork floors are becoming one of next year’s most popular styles for home design.


Cork flooring handles foot traffic really well. Making it a great choice for a busy kitchen! Cork flooring is a bit more shock absorbent then other flooring. Glasses and dishes are less likely to shatter or break when falling on cork floors.


Cork materials are a great choice for a bathroom. Unlike tile, cork can hold in warmth. This makes getting out of the bathtub a little easier.


With many designs to choose from, cork flooring can replace all of the flooring in your home.


Cork Floors are not waterproof, however they are pretty water resistant. Usually seen in a bathroom. Often applied is a polyurethane topcoat that will protect the floors from minor spills.

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A cork floor is interesting to look at. Yes, it is similar to wood, however has beautiful ascents almost like marble. No pattern is the same.

Mix Matching Designs

Not only are corked floors a great way to update your home, but also including other design styles will make your floors worth mentioning. Take a look at this flooring collaboration of cork floors and parquet.

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As mentioned before, the look of the cork floors is unique with remnants of other materials used for flooring. If you are looking to update your flooring for 2018, take a look at our cork flooring. It will leave your home refreshed.

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Terrazzo Flooring

Back from ancient times, Terrazzo is another leading trend of 2018 for redoing your floors.Terrazzo can be traced back to the ancient mosaics of Egypt, its predecessors come from Italy. If you are looking for something new for your Connecticut home, this might be the tasteful floors you’ve been looking for.


Creating Terrazzo flooring can be a long process. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cement binder, polymeric, or a combination of both.

Update Any Room

With Terrazzo flooring you can add a modern touch to any room. This style of flooring can fit any design, however one of our favorites is in a muted room.

Not Just Flooring

Think outside the box! Terrazzo doesn’t have to end at the floors. We often see it being used on walls and for stairs. Terrazzo is a beautiful medium and can create a beautiful ascent to any room.

Unique Design

Another great design detail about Terrazzo flooring is that the mix matched shimmering flakes in the floor give a unique look that is hard to replicate.

Mixing Matierals

Mixing materials with Terrazzo can bring new inspirations. Terrazzo is a fun flooring material. It looks brilliant with other designs because of all the colors that can be found inside of flooring. We enjoy mixing a metallic trim around the Terrazzo pieces.

Have you seen Terrazzo flooring before? This style of flooring has been around for some time and a lot of popular places can be seen with Terrazzo flooring. One of the more famous and frequently visited examples of Terrazzo is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What are your favorite places that use Terrazzo?

As one of our favorite 2018 trends, we, at AAI Flooring in Orange CT, are eager to help you with updating your flooring. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you improve your home, visit us today.

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Distressed Plank Flooring

A popular trend 2018 has us going back. To update your home with a modern farm house design, try using distressed wood planks. Distressed wood planks have a lot of character. They are often Eco-friendly and used from reclaimed wood.

Distressed plank flooring takes us back to some of the older days of flooring. A traditional hardwood floor is a beautiful improvement to any home. There are plenty of options for distressed plank floors. Brighten a room with light rustic planks or a darker wooden look to add warmth.

Another look captured by the distressed plank flooring is peeled paint.The planks are often reclaimed wood and may have some paint on them. Buffing the paint out may create an inspiring design for your home. It is also possible to recreate this look with new wooden planks.

Mix matching the distressed plank flooring can also offer a new design to your home! The above image show cases reclaimed wooden planks. This distressed look is complimented with a parquet geometric design. As previously mentioned in our blog, parquet hardwood flooring is a trend for 2018.

Planks are easy to add to a home. Planks are light and affordable when compared to traditional hardwood floors. Planks are easy to self install. They leave room for error and are very forgiving in fixing mistakes. Planks are a great alternative to traditional wooden floors because they are easy to replace.

With hardwood floors, the worry often comes from scratching them up. Distressed plank flooring can be more manageable when moving furniture around due to the planks being hard to scratch. Though with an intentional distressed look, the benefit from the design is that mishaps on the floor usually come with good stories.

If you are looking for a distressed plank floor look to update your home for 2018, contact us today at AAI Flooring in Orange, CT.

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