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Design Trends

Now that we are almost halfway through 2019, we can finally get a glimpse of what the top interior designers are using in their homes. With that being said, one of the biggest interior design trends of 2019; and probably for the future, is ditching the boring and aged traditional flooring systems such as tile, hardwood, and carpet. In turn, interior designers are turning to more modern flooring solutions that won’t only increase the appealing aesthetic of your home, but help you save a couple of bucks when looking for a new flooring system. So today, we are going to be looking at a few of the flooring systems that interior designers are calling a must-have in 2019 down below! So let’s get started.
Polished Concrete
One of the most used flooring systems in interior design has been the polished concrete flooring system. With this solution, you can achieve aesthetics ranging from super modern to industrial in a blink of an eye. Along with mesmerizing looks, concrete polishing is a flooring system that is friendly for any budget as there are no concrete toppings, your underlying concrete is used! Want to know the pros and cons of using polished concrete? We have outlined them for you down below:
  • Can last your home a lifetime with proper maintenance
  • You can expect to pay between 3-12 dollars a square foot
  • Can withstand nasty scratches and abrasions with advanced hardeners
  • May become slippery when exposed to moisture
  • Concrete isn’t good at maintaining heat, making it very cold
  • Hard surface may make the flooring system uncomfortable to walk on
Metallic Epoxy Flooring
Metallic epoxies are one of the newest flooring systems on the scene. With a metallic epoxy, you have the opportunity to make a one of a kind flooring system with your own personalized flair that won’t be replicated ever again, not even by the contractor that installs your flooring. With the use of metallic pigments, blowers, brushes, squeegees, and solvents, your flooring can mimic the appearance of natural aesthetics such as lightning, embers, lava, and even waves. You can even just apply the metallic pigments across the flooring for a pure metallic look. Down below, you will find a few facts about metallic epoxy:
  • Epoxy flooring has been around since the 1930s
  • Metallic epoxies use the 100 percent solid system which is the same as industrial epoxy
  • Every metallic finish is unique and will never be perfectly replicated again
  • Pricing for metallic epoxy starts at 5$ a sqft and ends at 15$ a sqft for more advanced finishes
Decorative Concrete Flooring
A floor coating that is a direct competitor with tile is the decorative concrete coatings available on the market. These finishes include stamped concrete, artistic overlays, and wood stamped concrete. With these finishes, you can make your home more rustic all the way to more simplistic without having to pay with your entire savings account. A cool feature of using an artistic overlay, for example, is that you can have designs implemented into the flooring system by using stencils and different colored concrete to craft exquisite patterns just like tile without having to buy multiple materials, different pigments are all you need! Want to know what decorative concrete has to offer as well as the downsides? We have the pros and cons of this flooring system down below:
  • Offers a supremely durable finish capable of handling whatever life throws your way
  • Offers an amazing pricing point lower than most traditional flooring systems
  • You can still use radiant heating with decorative concrete for cold winters
  • Concrete is prone to cracking with age and weather variation
  • A sealing process must be done every 2-5 years depending on your home’s traffic
  • Very heavy; must consult an engineer before installing upstairs or above a basement
Sealed Concrete
If you are going for an industrial look for your home and polished concrete is out of budget and your concrete is in good condition, many interior designers have been looking the way of sealed concrete. For a minimalistic finish without a broad pricing point, sealed concrete can supply the same performance as polished concrete outside of the increased durability that you receive from concrete polishing. Down below, you will find a few pros and cons of concrete sealing:
  • Enhances the colors of the concrete and adds shine
  • Makes the concrete 100 percent waterproof
  • Can expand the lifespan of your concrete flooring
  • Will need to be resealed every 2-5 years
  • Can make the surface slippery when wet
  • Can be toxic to apply with various chemical agents
Well, there you have it, the top interior flooring design trends of 2019. While some of these projects sound easy enough to DIY, you will find that using a professional contractor won’t only make the headache of DIYing disappear, contractors have access to high-grade materials and often supply a warranty on all of their work to give you peace of mind. But, no matter what path you decide to take, we have nothing but our best wishes to you on all of your home improvement projects to come!