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Since 2011 has come to a close, “trend-spotting” for 2012 has moved into full gear. This is when designers like me are looking for flooring trends for the year. What’s hot? What colors are in – which are out? Typically, the first quarter of each year is the time when trade shows related to flooring are in full swing – both domestic and international. This is where we find out about new products and show many of our own. In fact, most of the new flooring products you will see in 2012 are being developed and finalized as I type this blog post. It’s exciting to see the floor styles that will be coming to your local flooring store soon!
One of the many great features of vinyl flooring is its ease of maintenance. These days, we’re all busy – who wants to spend a lot of time cleaning their floors? But when we do, we want it to be quick and easy, right? Let me give you some tips for keeping your vinyl floor clean and looking good for years to come.
First, let’s keep the dirt OUT. You can reduce the amount of dirt being brought into your home by using both outdoor and indoor walk-off mats. Outdoor mats capture dirt, water, snow or other outside debris before it enters your home. Indoor mats will help collect what debris gets brought to your door, before it gets onto your floor.
Anyone who has installed flooring in their home has had to make choices about which floor fits their space and decorating style. My husband and I recently went through this when we were shopping for new flooring for our first floor. We chose laminate flooring over carpet for the main living areas, but we were still undecided about the mudroom and bathrooms.
The mudroom is where we have our washer and dryer, and it also serves as the “pet containment” area. To say the least, it is a high traffic area. In addition, the flooring in this area would be subjected to various degrees of moisture. We needed a floor that was economically practical and would hold up to a couple of newlyweds, a dog, a cat and, someday, children.