Vinyl flooring is a trend, what with all the advanced technologies and design options. These floors are stunningly realistic echoes of wood, tile, or stone. Get ready, though, because you’re in for even more eye candy in the next year! You’ll see the continuation of stone looks, high variation widths, and tile-sized pieces with patterns such as geometrics, encaustics, metallics, and more. Keep in mind the material's not just gorgeous; it’s also affordable, 100% waterproof, durable, and easy to maintain and install.

Following all industry trends


Wood floors are expected to trend for at least 15 years, and sometimes even the flooring experts can’t tell luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP) from the real thing. Wide planks are traditional, but they’ll be available in many sizes, with light colors, high variation, whitewashed and gray floors. Popular species will include oak, pine, acacia, walnut, and hickory.

There will be an abundance of textured appearances, such as hand-scraped that make each board distinctive; wire-brushed, which leaves the appearance of exposed wood on the surface, and distressed, which makes it look aged and micro and painted beveling.

SPC Rigid Core and WPC

Waterproof flooring is getting more and more popular. The SPC (stone plastic composite) and WPC (wood plastic composite) cores are technologically advanced, giving the highest water and moisture protection level. SPC has a sturdy, stable, and firm feeling underfoot, while WPC (wood plastic core) has a warmer, softer, more flexible feel. Neither will ever peel and ripple, no matter how long they’re in water.

Vinyl sheets, groutable tiles, and the loose lay installations


These are all related. Better durability and design options see vinyl sheets coming back. That makes the loose-lay installation--a floating floor without the locking mechanism needed to click the pieces together-- a trend; Grout is now a design tool, seen especially in LVT flooring.

Want some inspiration? Schedule a design consultation, and our experts will get your creative juices going with all kinds of ideas for a sophisticated vinyl flooring installation. PSLflooring.com, which has been operating for decades, has a showroom in Port Saint Lucie, FL, and serves Port St. Lucie, Martin County, Indian River, Jupiter, and Jensen Beach. Be sure to ask about our free estimate for your vinyl flooring.