When it comes to finishing a room, think carefully about your flooring. Here’s our guide to 2017’s top trends.

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Reclaimed wood

In an age where recycling and upcycling is a major priority for many of us, reclaimed hardwood is a great choice. It looks stunning and works well with both contemporary and traditional home schemes.

Bamboo

Bamboo is a natural material which has similar properties to hardwood flooring. This means it is durable and easy to maintain. It is also water resistant and because it comes from a renewable source, it’s eco friendly. It has recently seen a surge in different styles and shades, with wide planks proving popular.

Large tiles

When it comes to tiled floors, there’s now a whole range of shapes, sizes, materials and patterns available to suit your home. Instead of the traditional 12″x12″ tiles, try larger 12″x24″ or even 36″x36″ ones, which have a clean, modern look, with fewer grout lines.

Linoleum

As The Independent outlines, lino has outstanding eco credentials, which might explain it regaining popularity.

Luxury vinyl

A great choice for bathrooms and kitchens as it stands up to moisture, luxury vinyl flooring combines the durability of vinyl with the classic look of hardwood. It is easy to clean and maintain, with printed tiles and sheets having a clear wear layer which protects from spills and stains.

Modern laminates

The trend for laminate flooring has not abated, thanks in part to the way it has developed. It is now available in different colours and shades and you can also find laminate which replicates the look of reclaimed wood. If you are looking for ideas, you might want to consider http://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring.html

Cut and loop carpet

These are patterned carpets manufactured from looped fibres and straight ones. This means designers can create modern, stylish patterns, including bold geometric shapes which are very on trend this year.

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Cork

A really comfortable surface to walk on, cork is great in large spaces, as it absorbs noise. It is also a natural thermal and comes in planks and tiles of different colours, sizes and styles.

Concrete

Sleek and durable and the ultimate in urban chic, concrete has moved from the preserve of London lofts to the suburbs, thanks to its range of textures, colours and finishes which fit most home schemes.

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