What Is Changing In Flooring

Melanie Sine |


The flooring industry is being inundated by more new technology and styling trends than ever before. Products, construction, styling, and installation technologies are changing so fast that it is nearly impossible for people to keep up with the changes. However, a closer look at the trends in flooring can help you make decisions that successfully meet your flooring needs.

To take you through the latest trends in the flooring industry, the experts at Sine’s Flooring have explained two of them in this blog and how they will likely affect you and the industry.

1. High shine or semi-gloss finishes are being phased out

There are four levels of hardwood floor finish sheens, matte, satin, semi-gloss, and glossy. The sheen measures how shiny or glossy your floor’s finish is. Different people have different preferences. And the glossier you go, the more light reflects off the floors. This, in turn, shows more dirt and dust as well as imperfections in the floor. This is why high shine or semi-gloss finishes are being phased out, and satin or matte are being introduced on all hardwoods.

A matte finish has minimal sheen, and many people prefer this flat finish as it gives them a clean look. A satin sheen level is also preferred on all shades of hardwood from dark to light and everything in between. Both matte and satin show fewer scratches, imperfections, and dirt, so it’s easier to clean and maintain, and it tends to look newer for longer.

Now, this new trend has caused some problems with homeowners. If a customer is trying to match new finishes to existing hardwood, it might be difficult because the finishes don’t match. The wood and color may match but not the finish. But, in the long run, it is still wiser to invest in this change as once the transition has been made, it should be a very popular option for the customer, and the prices might increase for this option over time. So, it’s best to get it now while it is still upcoming in the market. The product is easy to care for and won’t show dust and dirt like a shiny surface. This change in finish will be a definite positive for customers and the flooring industry.

2. Micro-bevel and colored edges on the LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) is in

LVP floors are made from vinyl planks with high-definition photos of hardwood floors that look absolutely real. Most LVPs are available as floating floors with click and lock edges for quick and painless DIY installation. We have seen a new trend arise with micro-bevel and colored edges on the LVP. A micro bevel is a forty-five-degree cut down the sides of the long sides of floorboards.

When two square-edged solid wood floorboards meet up, the result is a close-to-smooth floor with no visible seams between the boards. When two micro-bevel LVP floorboards meet up, the bevels create a V-shape. This look is becoming more popular with customers because it gives the look of a defined plank as opposed to a sheet look. The look achieved is also expected to make LVP sales increase because although it is vinyl, it has the look of hardwood. This will be a plus for the flooring industry.

LVP is easier to work with and will make DIY sales increase and installations faster. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) floors are a disruptive flooring technology that replaces typical hardwood floors and tiles. The HD wood images are so perfect it’s hard to distinguish from real hardwood floors. Micro bevel and colored edges on the LVP make the flooring aesthetically pleasing, waterproof, less expensive, and faster and easier to install than wood or tile.

If you are looking for flooring contractors in Cobourg and Brighton, ON, reach out to us at Sine’s Flooring. From hardwood to laminate flooring, vinyl, ceramic, natural stone, carpet, and window coverings, we have a large selection of flooring products that will help you create the traditional, contemporary or modern space you’ve always wanted. Our flooring experts offer the finest quality flooring products, coupled with excellent customer service. Established in 1972, you can trust our floor experts to customize your floor covering needs to your complete satisfaction. We offer flooring products and installations for carpet and area rugs, hardwood flooring, LVT, LVP, and sheet vinyl flooring, ceramic, porcelain, natural stone tiles, laminate flooring, window blinds. We offer our services across Bowmanville, Oshawa, Peterborough, Quinte West, Belleville, Trenton, Campbellford, Roseneath, Cobourg, Baltimore, Grafton, Colborne, Brighton, and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to learn more or contact Sine’s Flooring today!