Did you know that the largest flooring tradeshow in the country begins on January 28! Surfaces, held each year in Las Vegas, is a great opportunity to learn about new home-remodeling trends, discover new products, and attend classes and seminars that can’t be found anywhere else.
One of the trends to check out is the growing use of metallic ingredients in flooring. Manufacturers are using a combination of metals and creating textures that are both rustic and luxurious. Hardwood flooring, meanwhile, is also changing. Trend forecasters predict blonder tones mixed in with warmer and darker wood grains. They say we should expect to see blonde wood motif inlays and veneers as well as patterned laminates. Another trend in wood flooring is to make the wood appear coarse and rugged, almost bark-like.
A number of vendors that we carry, such as Armstrong®, Congoleum®, Mannington® and Mohawk® are scheduled to exhibit and as s far as classes go, there are a number to choose from. One class teaches how one can end moisture-related flooring problems. Another focuses on design and color trends to look for in 2013-2014, and still another is called “From Farm to Floor: Wool Carpet Education for Designers.” Remember, Emerald was named Pantone®’s color of 2013. Try to incorporate that shade into your home this year.
This information definitely won’t stay in Vegas and as we learn new tricks of the trade, Federal Carpet and Flooring will pass that knowledge on to you.