Interior Design & Flooring

Hot styles for flooring in 2012

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 10:14

The new year brings a chance for homeowners to redecorate their residence and use new styles and technology that will help to increase the level of comfort and value of their house.

Since the winter is still affecting many areas of the country, homeowners may want to consider putting their new flooring choice above technology like a subfloor radiant heating system. This type of heater allows for an adherence to the latest styles and trends, while providing an unparalleled level of comfort.

Because of its unique subfloor design, the technology can be placed beneath any floor covering. The homeowner will also enjoy the lack of radiators, heating ducts and air vents that can crowd a room and distract from other products in a home.

According to a release from Carpetright, the furniture that one places in a room can have a significant impact on the type of flooring that is used. The type of products that one uses should not contrast with the floor covering.

The release noted that a homeowner should keep an eye out for earth-colored options as an emerging top choice for many in the design world, as these coverings will go well with rooms that have a significant amount of natural light and visible trees and plants.

Another trend may be the combination of multiple rugs in a large open room, as a bold shaggy rug can work to accentuate plain-colored carpets.

If carpets are not favored by a homeowner, they may want to consider "wood flooring and vinyl which are still going to be popular in 2012 but also look out for slate and terracotta flooring if you want to add some Tuscan style to the home," according to the release.