Flooring expert Elisabeth Stubbs discusses flooring trends and pet-friendly carpet options
From Luxury Vinyl to Easy, Clean-up Carpet Options, Find Your Best Flooring
Q: What are the hottest trends in flooring?
A: Luxury vinyl is all the rage! The industry has made impressive strides in the design of this material. It’s durable but looks almost identical to a variety of more high-maintenance flooring options. Homeowners are moving away from darker colors with glossy finishes and toward lighter and medium-toned woods with more ‘character.’ The distressed look is great for families with children and pets who might add some nicks and scratches.
Q: What are some of the design trends in tile?
A: Large (18” x 18” and 20” x 20”) tiles are frequently installed, even in small rooms. Rectangular shapes (12” x 24”) are being used on floors and walls. Texture, movement, and shade variation are also trending. In terms of color, neutrals such as off-whites, beiges, and grays are popular.
Q: Which carpets offer easy cleanup for households with children and pets?
A: Solution-dyed nylon, triexta, and solution-dyed polyester are fibers that can be cleaned aggressively without damage to the carpet. Some products offer stain warranties on items that are excluded from most warranty coverage, like mustard, bleach, or red wine. Carpets with flecks of color can also help hide stains and dirt.
Enhance Floors & More
As the co-owner of Enhance Floors & More, Elisabeth Stubbs has been a fixture in the Atlanta community for 34 years. Being a female leader for a large construction-related business allows her to empathize with the industry’s mostly female customer base. Plus, Elisabeth’s involvement with pet rescue organizations makes her the go-to expert on pet-friendly floors!
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