Since luxury vinyl (LVF) follows all the latest industry trends, the answer to that question is about what's in vogue for the flooring industry, specifically wood, stone, or tile. However, it's also important to know that LVF is a trend in and of itself because it offers so much value for the decorating dollar.
First things first: Vinyl flooring may not be what you remember!
Modern technology, such as high definition photography, deeper embossing, and better seaming, make this product, whether the original sheet or LVF, very sought after in the residential arena.
LVF is an advanced version of the original; it has been considered a premium yet affordable product with vibrant and accurate images showing knots, swirls, grains, veining variations, and bright colors with exciting patterns. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textures, and this version offers the option of having it cut into planks, called luxury vinyl plank (LVP), or groutable squares, called luxury vinyl tile (LVT.)
Wood: light colors, textures, and patterns
With LVF, you can get anything from blond, caramel, gray, and whitewashed wood look floors, as well as medium and dark tones. Textures, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered and distressed, are created with the embossing.
This year wood patterns are popular and, when it's cut into planks, you can get various widths to design herringbone and chevron patterns, or you can stagger them or create diagonals, etc.
Stone and ceramic tiles
Earthy, natural tones make stones such as slate and travertine popular. Marble bathroom floors are significant and, when combined with a ceramic tile mimic on the wall, will create the atmosphere of a high-end spa; that piggybacks on the trend to turn the bathroom into a health & wellness retreat. With ceramic tile-sized pieces, you'll find colorful geometrics, checkerboards, and bright solid colors, and multi-tones, among others.
Come into our showroom in Jacksonville, NC, to explore all the possibilities of luxury vinyl flooring. Floors Galore NC works with homeowners and businesses in Sneads Ferry, Hampstead, Richlands, New Bern, and Wilmington and gives you a free quote.