The end of the year is nearly here and a lot of you out there who are considering new laminate flooring for your Katy, TX home, are holding out until after the holiday madness to get down to business. You're probably also waiting to see what the new year brings for your design options. There's no sense getting stuck with a new floor, only to find that you've chosen a style that is going the way of the dodo!

In an effort to offer our clients a sneak peek at the coming year's hottest trends, A+ Floors 4U had our design team throw together this quick guide to the projected trends for next year. If you're looking for a nice head start on your new floors, you've come to the right place!

Wood-Look is Going to Be Huge

Wood and wood-look flooring where quickly picking up steam all through the last few years. People are trending toward more rustic, natural looks in general, but are also cutting costs across the board. These two facts alone put wood-look laminate flooring in a unique position to dominate the scene, as you can see by the fact that the other trends that experts foresee, mostly revolve around the look of wood, as well. There are no two ways about it, the look of wood is going to be huge this year!

Irregular Will Become Regular

A big part of the current design movement toward more natural, rustic designs, is doing away with the uniformity and "manufactured" look of many flooring options. Last year we saw a huge trend toward textured flooring, such as hand-scraped or brushed wood looks, and that trend is evolving into a demand for other styles that convey that same bespoke, rustic style.

This means people are choosing floors that incorporate elements that make their decor seem more hand-made. Flooring options that display irregularities in color, texture, and size, are going to be the next step in the rustic flooring revolution.

Blonde is Beautiful

Darker floors have been dominating the scene for the last few years and likely aren't going anywhere, but there are always people looking to buck the trends. Many people looking to capture the essence of the rustic flooring trend are opting for lighter colored wood looks, in place of the dark, even black styles of the last few years. If you're looking to add a feeling of airy spaciousness to a room, blonde is definitely the way to go!

Want to Learn More?

Obviously, we can't give you all the facts about laminate flooring you need to make an informed decision, in just a few paragraphs! If you'd like to learn more about all of the thrilling new designs available for laminate flooring, A+ Floors 4U is here to help! Simply call, email, or stop by our showroom in Katy, TX, to chat with our friendly, knowledgeable staff, and arrange for your free consultation and flooring estimate!