Our family has been in the flooring business for nearly 10-15 years, and we’ve learned a lot along the way. One thing we know for sure is that there is just the right covering for every type of floor, be it home, work or anywhere in between. We are here to help you find that perfect floor covering that is right for you.

Why Trends Are Important

It’s true that trends can sometimes make you feel like you are following the crowd. Trends show what the general public or a particular demographic is paying attention to. Even if you feel your taste is too unique to be a trend follower, you could find a tiny seed of an idea that you want to pursue in your own decorating.

Looking to change up your home and give it a fresh feel? Check out these flooring trends to help you make your decision on which flooring option is best!

Sheet Vinyl

Sheet vinyl is a popular option in floor covering due to its easy cleaning and smooth look. The sheet variety comes in large rolls to make installation quick and easy, especially for larger area rooms. The cleanliness and sanitizing aspect of vinyl makes it perfect for families with small children and pets.

Sheet vinyl is your best choice when you don’t have a lot of time to spend on upkeep. A sheet vinyl floor should last you up to 10 years with moderate wear and tear.


Carpet is making a comeback. Many people chose to have no-carpet floor covering for many years, but that trend is turning. Carpet has historically been bad for allergy suffers due to the buildup of dust, pollen and pet dander, not to mention chemicals within the carpet fibers themselves. New techniques in carpet manufacturing are putting carpet back into people’s homes.

One way to keep your allergies at bay and still enjoy a carpeted home is to choose a lower pile. Many materials used in carpets today are specifically made using green technology to cut down on toxins.


Hardwood floors have never truly gone out of fashion. They are, however, taking on a new twist in the different types of wood and faux wood available. Decisions to make when choosing hardwood floors include:

  • Finished or unfinished
  • Choosing a type of wood that shows more or less grain
  • Residential or commercial flooring needs
  • How much time spent on keeping it up
  • Looks vs function
  • Texture of the wood
  • Location of the flooring


You might be surprised at all the looks you can have with a concrete floor inside your home. It can be colorful, patterned, shiny or matte. It’s sturdy and can take a lot of living. Place area rugs throughout to soften the look.

Crossover Flooring

One of the ways you can follow a trend and still be true to yourself is to choose a crossover flooring cover that combines the look of one with the makeup of another. You can get what looks to be actual wood but is made of other materials.

Sheet vinyl that looks surprisingly like natural wood is a popular choice. It has all the benefits of vinyl—like affordability and its easy keep clean—while having the look of real wood. You can also get vinyl tiles that look like your floor is covered in wood.

Come see us at McFarland’s Flooring EnCounters, and let us help you choose the right floor covering for your needs.