When you walk into our flooring store in Concord, CA, you’ll see textures; wood looks in varying shades and plank sizes; encaustic-style tiles and carpet in an almost unlimited number of styles and constructions to suit every decor. Here are four trends that are taking the industry by storm:

#1: Luxury vinyl flooring

The economy always plays a significant role in the making of a trend and, while people are shopping in droves for home improvement items, they are, more and more, looking for value.  You'd be hard-pressed to find something that adds more value to your decorating dollar than this vinyl. It's a premium yet affordable product with true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile. It is 100% waterproof, durable, low maintenance, and has an easy installation.

#2  Wood-look flooring

You won't pay nearly the same price as you would for genuine wood, but you will get grainy textures, waterproof capabilities, durability, wood grains, wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed looks. Our flooring company offers free samples, which is a benefit since you can see products in your own home with your lighting, upholstery, and accessories.

#3 Waterproof flooring

People have busy lives and don't have the time to wipe spills immediately. A newer version of luxury vinyl is engineered to be thicker and more durable with technologically advanced cores, such as the WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) cores. These floors won't peel or ripple no matter how much water there is or for how long, offering the highest level of protection.

#4 Engineered hardwood

Many want both beauty and practicality, so this hardwood flooring version takes a significant share of the wood flooring industry. It combines the elegance of oak, maple, hickory, ash, or Brazilian cherry floors with stability and a better ability to handle water. It can be refinished and adds value to a property.

At Murphy Flooring, we have a fully stocked inventory that includes both the latest flooring trends and classic favorites. For more information, visit our showroom in Concord, CA, convenient to Orinda, Walnut Creek, Concord, San Ramon, and Lafayette. Be sure to ask about your free flooring quote.