Modern or Timeless Floor Trends: Which is Best for You?

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Knowing what type of flooring you want is a major decision in deciding your design scheme. Whether you are starting from scratch, or redecorating a room, understanding the difference in modern or timeless floor trends will give you a head start on this process. Here are a few differences:

Modern floor trends

Modern floor trends are those that are trendy and hip, and may not be something you want to for an extended period. These designs include:

  • Certain stones
  • Colors
  • Textures

Trendy looks can also include altering the look of your floors with paint and designs, which may or may not be something you can live with for a very long time. Painting wood floors is very big in modern floor trends right now, and bright colored carpet is also on the rise.

Timeless floor trends

These will never go out of style, no matter what décor you use to compliment these floors.

All of these options are timeless, and make a beauty statement on their own. These floors are usually one color, and will blend in with any décor. This includes certain carpeting as well. Berber is one trend that is tried and true.

How can you decide which trend would be best for you?

If you love to decorate and are into the sleek lines and hip culture, modern floor designs may be on your radar. Although modern floor designs become dated after a while, there are ways to accentuate your floors so that a new design can incorporate them. If you have a number of children running around throughout the home, or have high traffic areas, modern floor trends may not be the right choice. For those individuals who just like the feel of home, a timeless floor trend may be more along your design line. You are content with the thought of settling down and having a cozy space where this can happen. You are content with the hustle and bustle of activity, and want your flooring investment to last over time.

No matter which type modern or timeless floor trends you choose, keep in mind that every floor must be maintained to last. Taking into account the maintenance and cost of upkeep is important. For carpets, you should have a rotating schedule to keep it looking fresh and new. High traffic areas should be protected to enhance longevity.

A few maintenance tips:

  • Carpets should be vacuumed on a regular basis.
  • Get a professional cleaning done on carpets at least once every one to two years.
  • Tile should be mopped at least every other day.
  • A professional grout cleaner should be applied at least once a year.
  • Hardwood floors should be buffed at least once a year to maintain shine.


Any choice you decide can be properly managed with the right knowledge. For more advice on which modern or timeless floor trends may be right for you, consult an associate at Contract Carpet.

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