International Surface Event highlights flooring trends for 2019

The International Surface Event held at the end of January in Las Vegas is where flooring manufacturers exhibit their latest products and interior designers go to view the latest flooring design trends.

Due to the high cost of hardwood flooring, cheaper luxury vinyl tiles and laminates that look like wood were featured at the 2019 show. New printing technology is making these floor coverings look even more like real wood. Luxury vinyl tiling in a wood pattern is a natural-looking floor covering that is easy to maintain and highly durable. Unless examined closely, it is difficult to tell that these luxury vinyl floors are not wood. Some vinyl tiles exhibited at this year’s show have the distressed look of antique wood.

A contemporary room look is achieved by using rich coloured floors, blues or greys which are offset with light coloured furniture and accessories.

There is a trend towards large format floor coverings. Tiles are big, at least 24 inches wide, and wood-planks have extra width of over 7 ½ inches.

Large format geometric bold pattern tiles in neutral colours were another trend featured in the show.

Mixed material floor coverings generated a lot of interest. These mix porcelain wood, stone, and metal for an eye-catching look.

An interested home owner does not need to go to America to find the latest in flooring trends. Many of the floor covering trends seen at the Internarial Surface Show are available at your local flooring company in Chester and Wirral for installation in the home or commercial property.