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What If The Flooring I Choose Is Too Trendy?

Are you renovating your home to add more space? Instead of a wide open family room, are you trying to find office and school space for every member of the family? Is your open concept no longer working for you?

Welcome to 2020.

Who would have thought last year that our entire vision of home design could change as fast as it has?

Yet as you are focusing on design, as you are coming up with ideas, you might also worry about your final choices. Is the flooring too trendy? Is the color going to fade right out of style? Because flooring is expensive, and once you have it installed, you hope it’ll last for a while.

We get that. That’s one of the biggest reasons homeowners procrastinate on making their final decisions.

Flooring costs a lot of money. The last thing you want is regret just a few short months or years after your flooring is installed.

That’s why we’re sharing this post. We help homeowners every day, just like you, finalize their decisions AND feel more confident in their selections. We know you’ll love your final choice, and keep on loving it for the long haul.

Let’s talk about timeless design

If something is timeless, it holds true for the long haul. The passage of time makes no difference on the results.

It’s no wonder that when a designer talks about timeless design, she’ll incorporate decor items that looked just as good in a home one-hundred years ago as it does today.

What If The Flooring I Choose Is Too Trendy?That’s why hardwood flooring works well. That’s why neutral colors are ever-popular. Because they’ll look as good today as they do decades from now.

Yet if you go back in time twenty, thirty, or even fifty years ago, certain styles were “in” or “popular” and those choices aren’t necessarily what’s “in” today. Shag carpet might have been all the rage, tile was perfect in certain rooms, even hardwood was used in certain houses, but it was different than it is today.

That’s because even if the concept is equal, our knowledge expands. We have new ways of creating fibers, we’re more adapted to creating “harder” wood. And that gives us a new perspective on what decor we select.

Defining your own classic design

If you want to avoid a flooring that is too trendy, there’s only one way to do it. It’s time to define what a classic, timeless design means to you.

Ultimately, this is all about the way you live, your lifestyle, and what you desire in a design. If you love open, airy, bright spaces, to tell you to install a dark hardwood floor wouldn’t work for you.

How can you tell that? Open up your favorite design magazine. Pull up Pinterest and start searching for decor. Or watch your favorite television show on the home and garden channels. What spaces do you naturally move towards?

Do you prefer light or dark spaces? Whitewash oak or dark cherry? Do you like neutral spaces with only a hint of color? Or are you born with “bright color” as your middle name?

If you aren’t sure what your design style is, it’s time to take note. We love Pinterest for that.

Head over to Pinterest and open an account. Then create a few pinboards to fill with ideas. If you’re remodeling a bathroom, start there. Fill one with kitchen ideas if you’re planning for a gourmet kitchen. And start pinning away. Even with just a few pins, you’ll start to see trends. You’ll see where your eyes gravitate, what your tastes explore. And you’ll quickly start defining your own timeless desires.

Is trendy all that bad?

Let’s head back in time to your parent’s home, filled with shag carpet. Maybe it was gold, brown, or green.

You can still find shag carpet today, and can even find shades of gold, brown, or green.

Yet today’s carpet is different for a variety of reasons. The fibers are treated differently. The padding is improved. While we once had no idea what volatile organic compounds (VOCs) even were, today we’ve put focus on reducing them.

Carpet is only designed to last up to ten years. That means if you purchase and install it today, change your entire decor to fit the space, you’ll have several years of loving the design space you’ve created.

If hardwood is more your thing, even hardwood can be changed. If you went with a more traditional oak a decade ago, you can refinish it today and add an upgrade. Lighten it up. Make it brighter. Add a whitewash. Or make it darker. If you choose a high quality hardwood, you can resand and refinish it up to ten times.

Think long term. Select quality over cost. Because no matter what your final selection, the most regret you’ll ever have is with an inferior product.

If the fibers wear down, if the hardwood cracks, if the vinyl fades and yellows, that’s when you’ll have your most regret.

But a good looking floor will add into your design, even if you paint the walls and bring in a new couch.

A flooring can’t be trendy if you love the look. A flooring offers timeless beauty if it fits your decor. No matter how you change up your space, add a new area rug, or bring in new wall paint, it will continue to create the space you ultimately desire.

Still worried about your flooring being too trendy?

Then we have a few final questions for you.

Is the flooring you are considering adaptable to many design elements? Your flooring should be the base for your overall design. If you can mix and match with ease, you’ve found your flooring choice.

Is it simple? Intriciate patterns and textures can move out of style more quickly. If you keep the design simple, flawless, it will stay in your heart for a long time.

Is this my taste? No matter where you are in life, you have personality and design. Something that makes you sit up and take notice. Something that makes you say YES all the time.

Take the time to define your style. Because once you do, it will shine through in everything you own.

The only way to be disappointed with your purchase is not to trust your gut.

What flooring choices are you leaning towards?

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What’s That Smell? It May Be Carpet Mold

You can smell it from the moment you walk through the doors.

It’s a strong unpleasant odor that can only be described as musty. You know instantly it’s worth more investigation.

Because if it is carpet mold growing inside your house, it can have long-lasting impact on your health. Headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea are only some of the symptoms you may experience.

Carpet mold can be difficult to determine. That’s because it doesn’t always start on top, with the fibers, in a place you can see for yourself. Instead, carpet mold often starts at the base, with the backing where it can’t be seen until it’s too late.

If you’re saying to yourself: “It can’t be in my house. I haven’t had a spill or a flood.” While that may be true, the problem with moisture is it can show up in many ways, including following along baseboards or wallboards, and moving to places where it can’t be seen.

What causes carpet mold growth?

It seems like an easy question. If water is present anywhere in your home, it can start the process of growing mold … right? Not necessarily so.

A study by the Carpet and Rug Institute has studied carpet mold extensively. They found that mold doesn’t start growing just because the humidity levels are rising. New or clean carpets will not support the growth of mold, even at elevated humidity rates. What does cause carpet mold, however, is the presence of dirt.

What’s That Smell? It May Be Carpet MoldThat’s because carpet isn’t just a random set of fibers put together and sold as carpet. Instead, padding, backing, fibers, and the process used to create them have all been perfected to make a product that does well in your home. It takes high moisture, high humidity, combined with a high soil level within the fibers of your carpet to turn it into carpet mold.

That makes a case for keeping your carpets clean. Vacuum regularly and have them cleaned periodically to ensure your carpets will continue to do well throughout its lifespan. That can be a good thing if you’re considering adding carpet to your basement, with a below-grade installation.

Is carpet mold dangerous?

If you keep your carpets clean enough, they will be highly resistant to mold. Mold only grows in perfect conditions, when moisture meets dirt. Carpet mold grows in two conditions:

  • The dirt contains mold spores
  • The dirt contains moisture

Your carpet has to have perfect conditions, the dirt and moisture have to combine in order to allow mold to occur. Because dirt is a hygroscopic material, it effectively means it attracts what it needs to thrive. It picks up moisture to allow it to continue to grow. That’s why it’s important to keep dirt at bay.

Once your carpet has mold, it can impact you in different ways. As pathogens are released, they can be inhaled, and impact your health.

Allergies – dust mites are filled with bacteria. They can float, get in your system by inhaling them, and cause a variety of irritations, including watery and itchy eyes, and sneezing.

Asthma – if you are prone to asthma and other respiratory conditions, carpet mold can exacerbate the situation. It can be a hotspot for everything from dust mites to mold, which can increase the conditions you are experiencing.

Mycotoxin – over time, carpets can continue to harbor mycotoxins, which work to further weaken your immune system. If left in place for too long, an abundance of mycotoxin can even lead to death.

Rashes and infections – how many people traipse through your house each day? Is your house the house where the kids play? Do your pets love to tug and play … after they’ve walked the neighborhood? With continuous foot traffic, dirt can easily make its way from outside to inside, and ultimately drop into your carpet. That can easily leave behind bacteria and other contaminants that can contribute to common skin irritations. If that rash won’t go away, if your feet itch and you’re not sure where it’s coming from, look no further than your carpet.

How do you prevent carpet mold?

Luckily, it’s not a difficult process to ensure carpet mold stays away from your home. If you have carpet in basements and other potentially problematic areas, keep a few things in mind.

Watch your humidity levels. Remember, carpet mold only occurs when the conditions are right. Keep a close eye on humidity levels to ensure they stay below 65 percent. You can do so by running a portable dehumidifier, or installing a whole house humidifier system to ensure a comfortable living space. Leave windows and doors open to prevent build up of humidity. And above all, stick to a regular cleaning schedule to avoid dirt accumulation.

Control inside temperatures. As temperatures climb, it can bring on a humid environment. Ensure temperatures stay below 80 degrees by using a portable or central air conditioner, and watching the humidity levels to ensure they stay low as well.

Clean your carpets. While carpet manufacturers won’t provide you with a detailed step by step plan, they will tell you regular vacuuming and professional cleanings are mandatory to keep warranties valid.

Choose synthetic. You have choices when it comes to the carpet you select. For below-grade rooms, it might be better to stick with inorganic or synthetic fibers such as nylon or olefin. They are created specifically to handle better in moisture-prone areas, and won’t attract potential problems as easily as organic fibers such as wool.

How do I know if carpet mold has set in? 

If you have an area in your home that is at higher risk, it’s important to inspect the entire area regularly. Things to watch for include:

Increased allergies or sickness – do you or a family member exhibit increased allergy symptoms that are otherwise unexplainable? Do you have symptoms that just won’t go away? It might be a sign of a problem.

Musty odors – does it smell funny when you walk into the room? Does the stale air linger day and night? It’s worth further investigation.

Damp carpet – any spill that sets for any length of time can lead to carpet mold.

Change in carpet color – walk through each room occasionally and pay attention to corners, along the wallboards, and other areas that may be hidden from view. Does the color or texture of the carpet change? It may be a sign of carpet mold underneath the fibers settling in.

If you believe carpet mold has settled in, it might be time to consider replacing it to give your house a clean slate. Whether you choose to replace it with new carpet, or explore other options – luxury vinyl planks are in high demand – we can help you select the right flooring for your home.

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Different Types of Carpet and what sets them apart in your home.

Different Types of Carpet and What Sets Them Apart

The Carpet Guy’s have different types of carpet to offer, after all we are the carpet experts! Depending on what the needs are for the carpet in your home, at The Carpet Guy’s we have the perfect carpet for the job. 

Plush Carpet

Looking to warm up your home and create a cozy atmosphere? Plush carpet offers a variety of colors and a long lasting durability. Did I mention it is also soil and stain resistant? You can’t beat that! 

Frieze Carpet

One of the most popular styles of carpet that is still selected today is the Frieze carpet.  This carpet allows you to style your home and keep it very low maintenance. This carpet is exceptionally durable and also is great at hiding heavy traffic. Have pets or children? Or both? This carpet is perfect for you. The quality is impeccable. 

Berber Carpet

Looking for an inexpensive yet high quality carpet? Berber carpet is a durable carpet at a great price! Spills and liquids sit on top of the carpet and is easily cleaned if you act quickly! However, if you have pets, we do not recommend this carpet as it is easily damaged by pets. At The Carpet Guy’s we offer many colors to fit your homes design!

Pattern carpet has been making a comeback and is great for rooms in which you want to make a statement! This year’s carpet trends have been creative and eye catching. There are fewer solid colors and more interesting designs! Even carpet tiles are trending all over! Neutral colors remain timeless however, bold colors are beautiful! At The Carpet Guy’s we offer many contrasting colors and guarantee to have one that suits your homes design. 

Commercial carpet is also known as looped carpet and there are three different categories of looped carpet. 

  • Level loop which is a smooth, commercial carpet that still offers a pattern.
  • Textured loop which is where each of the fibers offers a different color so the pattern may vary. Installation with textured loop carpet is fast and easy.
  • Multilevel loop which is the most dramatic, and provides a deep and very visible pattern without the enhancement of color. 

Get the type of carpet you deserve. Start today with a free, in-home carpet estimate today and let us help you decide which carpet is best for your home! 

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Do Hardwood Floors Increase Your Home’s Value?

Floors, just like ceilings, are important in beautifying your home. But keeping aesthetics aside, do floors have other impacts on your home? Yes, they do especially in terms of increasing or decreasing its real estate value.

Turlington American Exotics Hardwood

Hence, it is always best to avoid floors which will affect your home’s real estate value. Floors like tiles, carpets and rugs or hardwood imitation; avoid this trio. However, floors such as hardwood floors help increase your home’s value primarily because of its durability (hardwood floors have the lasting capacity to go through seasons, years, decades and even a century with just bare minimum finishes done to them) and ease of maintenance (easy to clean, easy to polish and easy to wash).

Also, when you resell your home, the new occupants can thoroughly clean them without too much hassle, without too much time dedicated to the process, without spending lots of additional dollars to purchase expensive cleaning liquid, without hiring a professional cleaning company and without thinking of entirely replacing them with another floor because of their bad shape.

Hardwood floors provide good entertainment value in the home by reducing vibrations and hollow sounds from TV sets and jukeboxes; this vibration and hollow sound reduction is the exact reason why entertainment studios go with hardwood floors more than other types of floors. This makes for good relaxation and excellent sound.

Coming to colors, no one wants a floor with color that fades only after a few months or a couple of years. Unlike carpets, hardwood floors stay retaining their original color because it is easy to remove different types of stains, wears and tears.

Because we know you want a floor that is easy to maintain, has a great look and increases the real estate value of your home in the present and in the near or distant future, fitting the floor of your home with hardwood floors is the right way to go. We have an interesting inventory of hardwood floors at You can order via email by writing to us at [email protected], placing an order on our website at or on the phone at 800-689-9006.

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Decorating for Fall to Accent Your Current Floors

Decorating for Fall

Fall is finally here! Time to cozy up your home and bring out the warm throws, festive pillows, and decor. Not sure how to accent your home and flooring? This year, fall colors are rich and inviting! 2020 color trends are on the darker and more elegant side. 

Black is the new neutral tone while others are more in favor of sage green and navy blue. Of course, accent color selection will vary by generation. Older generations are selecting more of a white, and neutral/beige tones while the younger generations are selecting more vibrant colors.  Did you know most people who want to try out a trend do so in the bathroom? Only a very small percentage choose to make such a big change in the bigger rooms such as the living room, dining room, or bedroom. 

Flooring trends are huge this year! Lights, whites, grey, and high variation floors are the top options on the list! Also, this year distressed, hand scraped, and reclaimed floors have truly outshine the rest! Manufacturers keep pushing towards replicating natural wood floors and stone floors. The Carpet Guy’s have all your flooring needs. Decorate your home with this year’s fall color trends to enhance your already aesthetically pleasing flooring. The rich, moody colors are warm and cozy- setting the mood for every room. 

The rustic, country vibe has taken the world by storm this year. Fall 2020 has kept the trend at the top of the list and continued it with a few variations of color!  The trick? Layering vibrant colors in with neutral colors. It creates the perfect blend of color while still being cozy. The home decor colors and trends are harmonious. Need inspiration? Check out these 2020 Home Decor and Paint Color Ideas! 

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Want New Carpet? Consider These Carpet Trends

What a difference a year makes.

If you were thinking about remodeling your home last year at this time, you had certain goals in mind. Remodeling that same room this year would bring on an entirely different set of rules.

Who would have thought you’d be working from home? And not just for a day or two here and there, but possibly permanently?

Even if you have a large home, it might be feeling a little smaller these days. You and your spouse both need office space. You need work areas for your kids to go to school. And divide it up so you can work and play, and not get tired of the decor. That’s a pretty tall order for any remodeling project.

All of that home time has you dreaming about new carpet. After all, carpet is something you can dig your toes into. That plush feel makes you sit back and say: ahhh. Plus, on the coldest day of the year, won’t it be better to have warmth all around you, rather than stepping out onto a cold floor? For all those reasons and more, carpet is trending right here in 2020.

Carpet can also help with noise reduction. If your spouse is closing a big deal, your kids are reading and solving problems, and you’re trying to talk to your boss, that echo rattling around your living space isn’t going to help anyone concentrate.

Carpet is a natural noise reducer. Sound is transmitted through vibrations in air molecules. If you have a lot of hard surface area, sound is reflected back into the space. But with carpet, the individual fibers, pile, tufts, and underlay all have different frequencies to absorb sound. Sound is muffled within the carpeting, and prevents it from moving back throughout the room.

Tests show carpeting alone can reduce noise by as much as 35 percent. With the right padding, it can reduce noise by 50 percent or more. That means every step you take, every piece of furniture you move, every dropped book won’t have the impact as if it fell to a hardwood or tile floor.

Another reason why carpet is cool again

Want New Carpet? Consider These Carpet TrendsMany homeowners associate hardwood with cleanliness. And that’s also a big deal right here in 2020.

Yet today’s carpets aren’t what was installed in your parents or grandparents home. Carpet companies have kept up with the times. They make carpeting easier than ever to stay clean and look its best. They create it with fewer chemicals, lower VOCs. That makes eco-friendly options. They are equally concerned about making their product lines sustainable and economically friendly.

Are you thinking carpet is a great choice for your home? We agree.

And if you take a look at the options, we know you’re going to find one that suits your needs perfectly. The latest carpet trends are perfectly created for today’s busy homeowner in mind.

Choosing the right color for your carpet

When homeowners first start thinking about adding new carpet into their homes, they gravitate towards neutral colors.

Neutral colors will never go out of style. They make it easy to decorate and incorporate any color you choose. They give you a base from which to plan. Whether you choose beige, grey, or cream, a neutral carpet can create a solid base to continue with your design.

However, that’s not your only choice. And in fact, you can create a richer, deeper experience by moving into color.

Pantone’s color of the year in 2020 is classic blue. It’s a timeless and enduring blue that blends well with everything. The executive director of the Pantone Color Institute says it best:

We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. … Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. … Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking, challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective, and open the flow of communication.

Doesn’t that sound exactly like what we all need here in 2020? Classic blue might just be the perfect color for your home office, bedroom, guest room, or family space. Especially when the room is pulling double duty, acting as a school or office room as well as living space.

Carpet trends also include textures

When most homeowners think about carpet, they tend to go with a short pile reminiscent of what they see in commercial spaces, or a plusher, higher pile many install in their bedrooms. Carpet is all that and much more.

Carpet texture refers to how a carpet looks and feels. In general, carpet is either a low pile made from short, tight loops of fiber. Or a longer, cut loop fiber that creates a softer, fluffier look and feel.

Some carpets combine these two piles, or are created from cut loops all at different levels. This gives a ribbed or textured look that can add depth to your room’s decor.

This is where it comes down to understanding your needs and desires. High traffic areas do better with low maintenance designs. A lower pile is often lower maintenance, and retains its look and shape no matter how much you walk on it. Cut piles and higher piles tend to do better in lower traffic conditions where they don’t show footprints as much as other types of carpeting.

Of course, it still depends on your personal choices and what you desire for your home. If you have questions, we have answers. After years in the business, we have guided many homeowners into selecting the right carpet style for their homes.

Additional carpet trends for 2020

Carpet is carpet, right? Not exactly. Because manufacturers are always looking for fresh new ways to meet their customers’ demands, there are many different ways to bring softness, warmth, and color into your home with carpet.

  • Area rugs
  • Carpet tiles
  • Handmade rugs
  • Recycled carpet
  • Wall to wall carpet
  • Sustainable carpet
  • Waterproof carpet
  • And more

What are your cares? What are your concerns? What are you looking for in a home design? What do you wish your space would look like?

The good news is there is a carpet trend waiting for you, ready to help you make your space your own.

And we can help make it a reality. Give us a call today.

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Autumn Interior Design Trends

Interior trends come and go. As summer fades, and the colder months hit, we want to ensure our homes are as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible; the days of being outdoors in the sun are now just a mere memory until next year.  Let’s look at some of this year’s autumn interior trends, and how you can introduce them into your home. 

Walnut Wood


The first autumn interior design trend on our list focuses on the introduction of walnut wood. As wood is a material that makes up many interior components, this helps to facilitate walnut wood being introduced in more ways than one.


Coffee tables, chairs, ornaments, flooring. You name it; the luxurious, rich tones walnut wood delivers adds character and expense to any room of your home. 


EvoCore Nature - Walnut
EvoCore Nature – Walnut


This trend sees your home brought to life with a natural charm and beauty embracing the elements, and allowing a setting made beautiful with plant life, and warm furnishings. 


In a bathroom, the likely use of walnut wood would be flooring. Utilising sharp colours to decorate the other areas of the room, such as white tile, aids in a sleek contrast and brings out those dark inviting tones in the flooring. 

Flooring to Suit this Trend


As this particular trend features a species of wood, there are plenty of wood flooring types to cover the ground and keep up to date with this interior design trend of 2020.


To achieve the most authentic finish, you need to aim for dark, rich tones.


The brand new range EvoCore Nature would make for a great option. Featuring real wood layers, with natural aspects such as knots and grains from exposure to the outdoors. Pulling out those coffee undertones, this high-end flooring option adds a certain element of grandeur to any room. 


Engineered wood is extremely durable, taking the pressures of busy family homes, as well as looking amazing. Walnut engineered wood offers the perfect blend of style and practicality.


EvoCore Nature is another flooring that offers home-wide suitability, has a built-in cork underlay, and is highly durable. With those being just a few benefits the EvoCore Nature range has to offer. 


Laminate flooring is another flooring type option available in a walnut tone. This is one of the more price friendly options and will have a wider range of options to choose from. It’s extremely durable, scratch resistant and is long lasting. 

EvoCore Nature

Chalky Pink


Next on the list we’ll focus on making your living space a place of peace and tranquillity with this autumn interior design trend: chalky pink!


2020 has seen a rise in the need of looking after our minds. With pandemics, lock-downs and health being part of the collateral, it is important to look after your mind amongst all of the chaos. Having a peaceful place to kick back and relax can help you do just that. 


Pink is being introduced more and more across all areas of the home, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. 

Chalky Pink kitchen

Creating this desired autumn interior design trend is easy because of the versatility involved. 


With the trend being colour-related, it means that this can be introduced with paint, accessories or furnishings. 


However you wish to bring in those calming tones, you won’t be disappointed with the end result. 


Flooring to Suit this Trend


With this trend, as a calming environment is aimed to be achieved, the suited flooring types come from those offering lighter tones. Opt for a light grey, or light oak colour flooring. This gives a light and airy feel, providing that serene setting to unwind in. 


With this flooring trend being commonly adopted in bathrooms, a flooring suited both practically and stylishly, is EvoCore

EvoCore Ranges

Available in a variety of ranges, EvoCore will certainly have a flooring suited to contrast your chalky pink decor.


EvoCore Essential and Premium ranges offer a wide range of benefits including: In-built underlay, high durability, waterproof, anti-slip surface, easy to install and is pet friendly. To name a few!


EvoCore 360 offers a host of benefits that will aid in adding an authenticity to your autumn interior design trend. Tiled and wood design, 360 click lock system can lay in herringbone pattern, and homewide suitability are just some of the benefits EvoCore 360 offers. 


Not only have you got a host of colours to choose from, with your light greys, and natural light oak shades to suit your chalky pink haven, but you’ve got amazing practical benefits too. 


EvoCore Nature again is suitable homewide, easy to maintain and has a real wood veneer, so you can bring a touch of the naturality of outside in. 


Another flooring type to complement this chalky pink style is laminate. Laminate is available in a range of styles and colours, including those needed to achieve this look, as well as being durable and hard wearing for those high traffic areas of the home!

Emerald Green


Our next autumn design trend that has made the list is bringing in the colour emerald green. While we’re about to tell you how to best fulfill this design trend, don’t worry, we aren’t about to suggest you go pick up the yellow bricks to form a road in your living room. 

emerald green

What we are going to suggest, however, is that you get the paint brush out and lather your walls in this opulent complexion. 


This autumn interior trend has taken off, and really comes into its own when coupled with darker surroundings such as dark wood floors, seaweed coloured plant life and black framed images. 


Another tip to get the full effect of this affluent emerald green tone is to include luxurious textures. Velvet soft furnishings such as couches furnished with pillows of a darker scheme all aid in completing the look. 


Flooring to Suit this Trend


The emerald green tones bring ease in introducing wood flooring into this design as the emerald green echoes the outside world with natural colours. 


Bringing the dark wood flooring into the mix continues to replicate this feel, and as we already know from beautiful outdoor landscapes and scenery that these colours affiliated with nature look amazing together, we already know these will work in the home. 


Because dark wood tones would make an exceptional pairing with this design, EvoCore and engineered wood flooring offer a significant amount of benefits, and offer those luxurious forest tones. 


Solid wood however, needs a moment to shine. With a luxurious finish, low maintenance, the ability to sand down and refinish when damaged and a long lifespan, solid wood is a great option. 

Emerald green floorings

However, where kitchens and bathrooms are concerned, solid wood should be avoided due to temperature and moisture fluctuations resulting in the possible expansion and contraction of the flooring due to it being made from natural materials. 


Alternative options to solid wood include laminate or EvoCore. Both of these flooring types offer an array of styles to choose from including in the darker wood tones needed to achieve this look, as well as having the suitability essential for these rooms.


Fun Bathroom Designs


Moving on to one of the more colourful trends on the list of autumn interior design trends of 2020: fun bathroom designs!


Now this one is a subjective matter, which is why we’ve included a few fun bathroom designs to give your creative side a kick in the right direction. 


Brace yourself for a whole lot of colour, patterns and funky designs. 





This fun bathroom trend sees patterns fill our bathrooms and en-suites, and the quirkier the better. 


Complemented with typical, simple white bathroom furnishings, these patterns are made to stand out even more given the contrast of plain to patterned.


Bringing patterned accessories, wallpaper and flooring into the mix will give you the desired look.


Flooring to Suit this Trend


Where patterns are concerned, why not opt for the full package and add more patterns! Vinyl flooring is a great way to do this, available in a range of colours, styles and designs, including the popular tiled option, for bathrooms.

Vinyl is perfect for bathrooms in terms of practicality, too. It’s highly durable, waterproof, comfortable underfoot and doesn’t have to break the bank. 


Prints, prints and more prints!


Prints are another autumn home interior trend that have changed the game when it comes to creating a feature in your home. 


They started in larger rooms of the home, bedrooms, living rooms, and have now made an appearance in smaller rooms such as bathrooms, en-suites and downstairs toilets. 


Prints can be added to your taste level, whether you want to go for the more contemporary feel and go for just a few, or you want to opt for lots. And lots. And lots. The choice is yours.


Either way they made for a great addition, and focal point in a space that can often be hard to decorate due to their practical nature. Finding designs to fit around your bath tubs, showers and sinks can be hard. But not with this fun design idea.


Flooring to Suit this Trend


For this trend your flooring is dependent on the content of your prints. 


Quick tip: contrast the frame to other colours in your bathroom, and then match the flooring to the frames. 


Should you have darker frames, go for a darker flooring. Think rich wood tones. Avoid the greys and whites and rely on those coffee shades. 


Alternatively, if you have lighter coloured frames, white for example, flooring of a white, light grey or light oak would make for a great pairing. 


The EvoCore ranges are great options to consider when it comes to bathroom floorings. Their durability and waterproof features, among a host of other benefits, make it fully functional in withstanding the pressures of the bathroom. 


EvoCore is also available in an array of styles and designs, so this will help when finding a flooring working to your contrast. Both lighter coloured flooring is available to match your lighter frames, as is darker shades, to match darker coloured frames. 


Vinyl is another great option. As previously mentioned its practicality meets the needs of the bathroom, as well as being available in a range of colours, designs and patterns. So if you want to opt for further contrast, those tiled black and white floors are a great choice.


Pop of colour. Or two.

pop of colour

Adding a pop of colour is another great autumn interior design trend we’re loving!

Bright colours are a great way to achieve that wow factor in your bathroom. Typically, bathrooms are not the largest rooms in the home. So adding those bright summer colours to lighten up the place means it hits you as soon as you walk in. 


These colours also complement the features in the bathroom well, with them being white, it adds to the contrast, further brightening the pops of colour. 


Flooring to Suit this Trend


Flooring to complement this interior design trend of 2020, similar to other trends we’ve mentioned, work best relying on contrast. 


Often a darker wood flooring achieves the best option with brighter colours such as orange and yellow. Whereas darker vibrant colours such as greens, and blues would contrast better with lighter wood floorings.


But as we’re referring to a host of possibility colour wise, we’ll focus on the suitability for bathrooms. As previously mentioned, vinyl and EvoCore are great flooring options for this design idea, with a host of both practical and personal benefits suited to the pressures the bathroom delivers. 


So for bathroom designs, you’re definitely not short of interior design options.


Multi-functional Spaces 


Moving on to a more versatile autumn interior design trend of 2020. Multi-functional spaces. 


The last few years have seen a rise in open plan living spaces, thus creating a rise in multi-functional spaces. From living and dining areas, to kitchen and dining areas, or all three. 


With this home design, many more people are opting for segmentation. Whilst they desire the open plan living, a differentiation of the areas in the space is still desired. 


For instance, a different flooring type, colour or style in the kitchen space is used to what is being used in the living or dining area. 


Flooring to Suit this Trend


A great flooring option for this is EvoCore 360.


EvoCore 360 is the most versatile flooring on the market, featuring a 360 omni-click system, it allows for not only an easy installation, but the ability to lay in a herringbone pattern, mix and match colours and fit wood to tile together seamlessly. 

These abilities make segmenting these areas easily attainable. 


Not only that, EvoCore 360 has practical features that make it perfect for these types of living space. With kitchens often being a prime component of these open plan, multi-functional spaces, EvoCore 360’s being suitable home-wide, waterproof, easy to maintain, this not only makes a great flooring for segmenting areas, but it works well in all areas of the home. 




Finally, we’ve saved the most autumnal design trend for last. Obvious maybe, but introducing those crisp warm tones into your living space can produce a welcoming, cosy space to spend those colder evenings. Amber, rust and burnt orange tones naturally associate with autumn, supplying warm vibes that give the desired, comfortable setting. 


This autumn interior design trend can be delivered by introducing these colours in painting your walls with these autumnal shades, accessorising with pillows and ornaments of these shades, or hanging prints featuring these colours. 

Orange trend

Flooring to Suit this Trend


With this trend, to further enhance the cosy theme, bring in a darker wood floor. This will aid in darkening the room slightly, further adding to the snug, homely space. 


Usually actioned in living rooms where this trend can be appreciated to its full extent; lamps on, feet up and hot drink in hand, you have a range of flooring options to couple with it. 


With the better flooring options being colour-dependent, laminate, solid wood, engineered wood, LVT or EvoCore would all be ample options. 


These floorings all offer a range of colours and styles to match this design. 


Fallen For Fall Trends?


So you’re up to date with the latest autumn interior design trends and know how to achieve them. It’s now up to you to implement them!


Get started with choosing the perfect flooring to match your design by ordering free samples today. If you have any questions regarding your flooring purchase, get in touch with one of our experts now. 



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How Often Should You Replace Carpet?

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