After speaking with some of the top representatives of the industry’s largest flooring manufactures I was able to compile a list of flooring trends and designs for 2015. These manufacturers included Shaw, Mohawk, Armstrong and Couristan. Some key words I kept hearing over again were ORGANIC, RAW, CONTEMPORARY and NATURAL. I can’t help but notice the correlation I see in topics today cross over into flooring as well. People have taken a much more holistic and organic approach in their lifestyles and now we see it in flooring.

Enjoy! I know I did.


Color of the Year: Masala

Pantone has declared 2015’s Color of the Year to be Masala. The versatile reddish-brown hue, which transitions well to fashion, beauty and interior design for its universal appeal. The rich and full-bodied red-brown Masala brings color warmth into home interiors. It’s an earthy shade with sophistication while being organic in nature. As it is a color of the year you will not be seeing this trend in permanent flooring but rather area rugs, throws and pillows.


LVT

Biggest category is LVT! Armstrong, Shaw and IVC all have domestic plants opening in 2015, so look for some really exciting additions by later this year into 2016. This product is affordable, easy to install, moisture resistant and easy to clean. It mimics the vibrant beauty of slate, marble, travertine, and wood while being much warmer and comfortable underfoot.


Handscraped

In the hardwood category it’s all about Handscraped! This category is growing at an unbelievable rate. Once you have a hand-scraped floor, you never have to re-scrape it or refinish it. Even if your floor has some minor damage, it will be easily hidden because of the existing distress marks.


Gray and Whitewash

Grays and Whitewash looks are selling in all categories of flooring! One of the reasons is because of the current trend in the interior design community to create contemporary spaces for their clients. It gives the space a more raw and unfinished look. Also a great advantage to these floors is that they are better at camouflaging wear and tear on the floors.


Striations and Linear Patterns

Striated/ linear looks are still very popular. We started to see them more throughout last year and they continue to stay strong in 2015. Striated designs give a floor an aged or antiqued appearance. It mimics more of a natural/organic pattern that feels inviting in the home as well as great at hiding dirt. This year is all about bringing the outside in.