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Your next floor project: 3 Trends to inspire

by Janice Mitchell 05/11/2022

If you’re interested in bringing your interior design skills to the cutting edge, consider the latest trends in flooring for your next floor project. While it’s common to replace or refurbish floors due to necessity, changing the aesthetics of the floor can impact the entire space. If you’re planning a floor project, here are some of the top trends from design experts to consider:

Black floors

Using black floors in a design can be divisive, but there’s no question about the bold statement black floors can make in a space. Black floors work well in contemporary designed spaces and floor projects where black is otherwise used as an accent for contrast.

Black floors are also perfect for an art deco styled space, especially with luxurious high-shine finishes. You can explore this trend with tile flooring, luxury vinyl plank flooring or wood flooring. No matter which direction you plan to take your design, black flooring is a trendy option for a floor project.

Bamboo floors

Bamboo has been a favorite building material among designers for a while, but bamboo flooring in particular has never been a hotter trend. Bamboo is well-loved for being eco-friendly and durable. Many homeowners choose bamboo because it can have the same aesthetic appeal as hardwood floors at a much lower cost. Whether it’s to be on-trend or simply to improve sustainability, consider high-quality bamboo for your DIY flooring project.

Cork floors

Though a more recent trend in flooring materials, cork is an excellent option to consider for your floor project. Similarly to bamboo, cork is a sustainable building material with very little waste. It’s less expensive than wood floors and easier to maintain, but the most popular aspect of cork is the texture.

Cork is soft, comfortable and an exceptional shock absorber. The unique texture makes cork a trendy choice for kitchen floors, bathroom floors and commercial spaces.

Trends are constantly changing, and ultimately, your choice of flooring is your preference. However, if you’re interested in the latest interior design trends, consider these options for your next floor project at home.

About the Author
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Janice Mitchell

After 17 years as a record producing Realtor in the Wachusett area, Janice formed Janice Mitchell Real Estate, Inc. in 1989. The company is now in its 33rd successful year. Janice, a Realtor Emeritus, is a member of the Realtor Association of Central Mass  as well as the Mass and National Association of Realtors. She earned the Graduate Realtors Institute Designation, the Certified Residential Specialist Designation, and has the Loss Mitigation Certification. She is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, a Certified Buyer Representative, an Accredited Home Staging Professional, and is C2EX Certified.

Janice is the recipient of the 2019 Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce's Community Leadership Award. She served on the Ethics Committee for the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors, and is currently a Board mediator. She also serves on the Professional Standards Committee. She was Co-Chair of the Holden Senior Center Fund Raising Committee and is a Corporator of Southbridge Savings Bank. She was a corporator of Cornerstone Bank and was a Board Mediator for the  Realtor Association of Central Mass. In 2006 Janice was honored  by the Girl Scouts as one of their Women of Distinction. In 2014 Janice was chosen by the Holden Women's Club as Person of the Year.

Janice has more than 47 years experience in all aspects of Real Estate.

Janice lives in Holden with her husband. She enjoys painting, photography, playing the guitar and gardening. She has two adult sons, and two Grandchildren.