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Trends for Spring 2014, Part I – Resilient Tile and Plank

Much like in fashion, trends in flooring are constantly changing. We decided to break down our top three trends for spring 2014 with a three part blog series. This allows us to really dive deep into the details of each trend and explain how to upgrade your flooring for spring in true, up-to-date styles.

The product trend that is blazing a path among high-end residential interior design firms on both coasts is resilient tile and plank. By all accounts this trend won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Think of resilient flooring as your favorite cardigan sweater. It will always be in style, but can be updated in new prints and colors with each changing season. Resilient flooring is a new spin on the old classics. You receive all of the benefits of having the look of stone or tile in your home, but don’t have to deal with issues like walking across cold tile with bare feet, the hardness of a tiled surface, and especially the high labor costs related to installing tile and stone.

Currently, many of the biggest brands in flooring are investing upwards of $1 billion in resilient flooring manufacturing facilities here in the U.S. in order to meet the demand in the marketplace and to increase research and product development. So you certainly won’t be limited to standard colors and styles. Resilient flooring is available in virtually every natural color and texture in hardwood style planks, stone and tile looks. They have so much depth in their textures, patterns and colors, but won’t cost you a fortune to maintain. And they look and feel very real and natural. In fact, some of the tile and stone patterns can be grouted the same as ceramic and porcelain..

Are you considering putting your house on the market, but worried your flooring looks too outdated? Want to change the look of your bathrooms without having to tear up your existing floor and go through the costly expense of replacing it with ceramic or porcelain tile? Are the Kitchen, bathrooms or high traffic areas of your home in desperate need of a facelift? Resilient flooring is your answer. Consider some of the advantages; resilient flooring mimics the look of natural tile or hardwood, but it is softer, warmer underfoot, less expensive to install (it can often go right over your existing floor surface, eliminating high demolition costs) and extremely resistant to stains or fading. Whew!

This is a great option if you have an active family or pets. Resilient flooring can withstand wet towels, abuse from soles of shoes, and heavy items that drop on your floor from time to time. Did your daughter drop some nail polish all over your resilient bathroom tile? Do not panic! Resilient flooring is super stain resistant. You can also sweep or vacuum your new flooring with ease.

Resilient flooring is a trend that is here to stay. It has all of the elements of classic flooring, but will save you time, money and a lot of grunt work. Whether you are looking to update just one room, or your entire house, stop by the Tish Flooring showroom to see the beautiful resilient flooring options we have to offer or call 317-879-TISH!