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Flooring Trends Thru The Years


  • Art Deco designed was ushered in
  • Small formats were used to make spaces look larger
  • White was still a staple, carried over from the 1920’s
  • Hexagon, penny round, basket weave and pinwheel patterns were popular


  • Homeowners opted for low-maintenance vinyl
  • Wall to wall carpeting was still very expensive, however, by the end of the 60’s new technology lowered the cost allowing kitchens and bathrooms to be outfitted in carpet
  • Rust orange coloring was added to polished concrete as a decorative look


  • The iconic shag carpets and colorful vinyl!
  • Vinyl featuring geometric patterns with bright, warm colors, including shades of yellow, orange and brown
  • Some flooring was designed to mimic wooden boards, stone pavers or bricks


  • Plush wall to wall carpeting in light tones started to emerge, creating monochromatic looks
  • Going back to basics began, as light woods, such as pine, were introduced


  • Carpets started to be removed from homes
  • Hardwood made a shift from light wood to darker wood
  • The use of hard surface floors rose
  • Distressed and reclaimed hardwood floors gained in popularity

Upcoming Trends

  • Black marble is becoming a popular choice for its sleek look and cleanliness
  • Luxury vinyl wood planks in greys and whites are replacing new hardwood installs for its durability and price point
  • Custom sized area rugs
  • Unique tile patters