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This Years Top Trends In Flooring Design

Flooring trends change throughout the years as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows a larger variety of flooring designs for their remodeling projects. This year homeowners are looking for more of a twist on flooring with a unique aesthetic that catches the eye and gives their home a more exotic and luxurious look. Some of the 2019 trends you might find familiar, others you might be surprised by. Check out this list of popular flooring trends for the new year and consider how you may be able to utilize them in your home!

Trend #1: Fumed Wood Flooring – Stronger Color & Grain

Almost all types of wood flooring undergo some kind of staining to give them the desired final finish. Fumed wood flooring gets its rich color and grain without having to get any sort of staining. Instead, the wood is put through a process called fuming.  This involves placing the wood in a chamber where airborne ammonia is then released. The wood reacts with the ammonia and undergoes a color change. The reaction does not always result in the exact same changes. The final patina achieved depends on a number of factors including the type of wood, the outside environment and the atmosphere in the chamber itself. Generally, however, fuming gives the wood rich dark tones and enhances the natural grain of the wood. Get a Quote

Trend #2: Bleached & Blanched Woods

Not everyone likes the glossy brown stains of most wooden floors. For some, the softer white-washed look of a bleached floor is more their taste. This kind of flooring consists of wood that has undergone a bleaching process, also called blanching.

This involves applying a chemical solution onto surface of the wood to get rid of the “color”. Blanching gives the wood an ashy white-washed look with the natural wood grain still being clearly visible from underneath. This allows the charm and beauty of natural wood to come through in more subtle tone. Get a Quote

Trend #3: Distressed Wood & Concrete Tiles

The distressed floor style has been around for quite a while but has seen a resurgence in 2019. Next year, expect to see more homeowners opt for that luxury aged look in their flooring. Distressed flooringundergoes artificial aging and styling processes that give it a slightly worn finish. It works best for spaces where a beautiful rustic look is desired.  In preparing distressed wood flooring, various actions are taken depending on the degree and style of “distress” desired. The edges of each wood plank are hand scraped, swirl and kerf markings are added to imitate historic wood and the planks are brushed to remove glossing and give them a soft worn texture. Get a Quote

 

Trend #4: Vintage Black & White

Vintage has always been about nostalgia, bringing back the warmth and memories of decades past. In 2019, one of the trends is the classic black and white tiles that are making a strong comeback. It’s not the same old black and white tiles that adorn historic homes. Instead, it’s bold, graphic, and more luxurious.  More and more homeowners want a unique twist to the vintage flooring style. This includes smaller tiles with bolder graphic patterns. This perfectly blends vintage with contemporary for the perfect look and feel. Get a Quote

Trend #5: Large Porcelain Tiles: Hexagon & Trickling Floor Patterns

Hexagon tiles have been in the spotlight for awhile, specifically when used for back splashes in the kitchen, or accent pieces in the bathroom. Now, expect to see hexagon shaped tiles as well as other various shapes, specifically in large sizes, taking over the living room, dining hall, and kitchen area. These patterns create beautiful effects in any room! Trickling patterns are also becoming more and more common and will continue to increase in popularity throughout 2019. These can display a variety ofdifferent textures, sizes, and colors of flooring that eventually blends together. Get a Quote

All in all, homeowners want flooring materials that have been given special treatment to make them unique in design and texture. Whether it is fumed wood, blanched flooring, textured tile or vinyl; buyers are looking for new and exciting options. Contact DAflooringsolutions today to speak with a professional for guidance in your floor remodel.

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Thinking About Stone and Tile Installation for Your Summer Remodel

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June is just kicking off and you know what that means, it’s time to kick off that summer remodel you’ve been considering! You most likely haven’t been considering a remodel of the entire home; however, maybe you’ve been thinking about remodeling your kitchen, or bathroom. One of the best ways to completely renovate the feel of a room, is through the installation of tile.

What you’ll find in this blog:

  • Why you should consider installing tile in your kitchens and bathrooms
  • Tile installation options
  • Why you should look to DA Flooring Solutions for your tile installation

Why you should consider installing tile in your kitchens and bathrooms

First and foremost, renovating your kitchen adds value to your home. Other than appliances and cabinets, flooring is one of the biggest factors when it comes to determining the value of your kitchen. Beyond adding value to your home, there is a variety of other benefits that come with the decision to go with tile over alternate flooring options.

The modern family spends a significant amount of time in their kitchen. Meaning the kitchen floor will be subject to all kinds of wear and tear. Therefore, you should be looking to get the best performance out of your kitchen flooring material. Performance, longevity, return on investment and ease of maintenance are all important factors to consider when remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. Tile installation is by far one of the best ways to incorporate all of these qualities into a kitchen floor. Choosing tile flooring is cost effective and provides a wide variety of style options to choose from. Tile and stone have the ability to add that “wow” factor that you could be looking to incorporate in your next remodel.

When remodeling a bathroom, one of your major focuses will be on water-resistibility. Tile offers the densest of flooring options and will therefore be the most resistant to water. Moreover, like the kitchen, you want your flooring to be easy to maintain. Because of its water-resistibility, tile is a surface that does not require a lot of maintenance and can be wiped cleaned with common household cleaners. Therefore, tile is one of the most popular options for bathroom remodeling.

Tile installation options

You have a plethora of options when it comes to options for tile installation. Below we highlight the most in-demand options when it comes to remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.

1. Ceramic tile

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Ceramic is a very popular choice for walls, but it is also a great option for floors. A specific glaze can be applied to ceramic tile which makes it impervious to water and staining. This glaze makes ceramic perfect for use on bathroom floors and walls.

2. Porcelain tile

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Many people choose porcelain tile because of its aesthetics. The good news is, it still possesses the same level of durability and can be easily maintained like other tile flooring. Porcelain tile comes at a higher price point than other tile flooring options, providing a customized look to your home.

3. Glass tile

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More commonly, you can find glass tiles in showers and bathrooms, but it is also a great choice for flooring in general. One of the best things about glass tile is the fact that you can incorporate a wide variety of radiant colors, turning your bathroom floor into a work of art. Furthermore, glass tile will never stain. It is, however, a higher priced tile than the previously mentioned ones.

4. Natural stone tile

Natural stone tile is an umbrella term covering a few different types of tile including: limestone, marble, granite and quartzite. While the initial price of any natural stone flooring is going to appear steep, it’s ultimately an investment. An investment that will outlast the majority of flooring options out there.

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Limestone tile is the softest of the natural stones. This flooring option comes at a lower price point than granite and marble while still providing a natural and rustic appearance that is desired by many. The easy maintenance of Limestone tile is especially great for remodeled bathrooms.

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Marble tile, unlike limestone tile, can be polished to a very high shine. The molecular composition of marble allows for light to slightly penetrate the surface of the stone – permitting light to bring out colors in the stone, giving off a beautiful glow. While marble tile can be visually stunning, it can also stain and scratch, which is something to keep in mind when considering marble floors in your kitchen.

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Alternatively, granite tile is very dense, and much more resistant to scratches and stains. It is also a very durable flooring material; however, it requires a rather time-consuming maintenance regiment. Daily care is suggested in order to avoid stains and dullness.

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While quartzite flooring is often considered beautiful, it can also be one of the pricier tiles to install. A major benefit of quartzite is the fact that it’s relatively low maintenance and will not be as time consuming as maintaining granite flooring.

Why you should look to DA Flooring Solutions for your tile installation

DA Flooring Solutions is the premier Los Angeles flooring company. Whether it’s tile, hardwood or carpet, we have the experience and the expertise to make sure you’re satisfied with your tile installation.

Serving areas in and around Los Angeles since 1997, year after year, we provide consistent award-winning service. We are the best, and we make sure we give nothing less to our customers.

Why You Should Consider Vinyl Flooring For Your Home

Vinyl Flooring for your home has come a long way since it was first used for flooring in the 1930’s. Vinyl flooring has grown in popularity in recent years due to technological advancements enabling vinyl flooring to be offered in a variety of styles and textures. The reason people or considering vinyl for their floors more than ever is because of its durability, price points, and ease of maintenance. Vinyl flooring is one hundred percent waterproof making it great for any section of your home, especially bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens!

3 Types of Vinyl Flooring For Your Home: Sheet, Plank, and Tile.

 

1. Sheet Vinyl 

Sheet Vinyl Flooring is most commonly used in rooms that are susceptible to moisture such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Vinyl flooring for your home ensures excellent durability that is resistant to scratches and stains. Sheet vinyl flooring is great for rooms in your house that have a lot of traffic. Sheet vinyl flooring is most commonly sold by the square yard. It is extremely affordable and depending on the size of your room it may only require a single roll.  This option of vinyl flooring is guaranteed to leave the fewest seams, if any!

2. Vinyl Plank

Vinyl Plank Flooring is a great alternative to hardwood at a much lower price point. This type of vinyl flooring is cut into planks designed to look like wood. Just like all options of vinyl flooring for your home, vinyl plank is 100% waterproof and resistant to abrasion. DA Flooring Solutions has one of the widest selections of vinyl flooring in the county offering color and pattern options that are stylish as they are affordable.

Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP) is the latest advancement in vinyl flooring. It is quickly becoming the most sought after form of vinyl flooring for your home. EVP takes traditional vinyl flooring to the next level offering an added underlayment that effectively dampens sound and retains temperature. This vinyl flooring option also includes a waterproof inner core staying true to vinyl floorings 100% waterproof design. With this advancement in vinyl flooring don’t be surprised if your guests aren’t able to tell the difference between your vinyl flooring and hardwood!

3. Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile is a flooring solution that is used for many DIY projects since it’s affordable and quick to install. The surface vinyl flooring is applied on must be level and smooth, if there are bumps or grooves they may show through your vinyl. It’s important to note that vinyl flooring is only as good as its seams. Poorly laid tiles can ruin your floors allowing moisture to accumulate underneath your vinyl flooring. To get the most out of your vinyl flooring it’s best to have your flooring installed by a professional. DA Flooring Solutions serves the entire Los Angeles area with a reputation of expertise for over 15 years.

Summary

Vinyl flooring has become one of most on demand materials in the market for flooring due to its versatility in application and style. No matter the room in your house, vinyl flooring for your home will be an affordable option that offers a variety of styles, colors, and textures. Once your vinyl flooring is installed maintenance is a breeze! The surface of vinyl flooring is not easily penetrated by liquids making cleaning up spills as easy as a quick wipe with a cloth. The proper maintenance and installation of your vinyl flooring can make your floors last well over 20 years!