8 Interior Floor Design Ideas to Implement in Your Next Project

Industry research shows that the global flooring market was worth $388.24 billion in 2020 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2021 to 2028. It also suggests that homeowners are increasingly leaning toward aesthetic floor designs besides well-insulated, easy-to-install and low-maintenance flooring materials. 

While Hyphen HomeSight can certainly help homebuyers visualize and compare different flooring options for their new home, the sheer variety of options can often confuse them.  

So, we’ve rounded up some of the best interior floor design ideas in this post along with tips on choosing the right materials. Even if you’re looking to install new flooring as part of a remodeling project, this guide will help you weigh the pros and cons of different types of flooring. 

1. Hardwood Flooring

But even though they’re extremely durable and can last a lifetime, they are prone to dents and scratches. They can also be pretty high-maintenance and can cost you $6 to $12 per sq. ft. including labor. 

But even though they’re extremely durable and can last a lifetime, they are prone to dents and scratches. They can also be pretty high-maintenance and can cost you $6 to $12 per sq. ft. including labor.

2. Wood Laminate

If you want all the pros of hardwood flooring minus the cons, wood laminate may be a good option. Laminate wood flooring is fairly easy to install which makes it a great option for DIY projects. Plus, it’s quite durable, pet-friendly and relatively maintenance-free. 

Wood laminate flooring is durable and resistant to dents and scratches. It is less expensive than wood and may cost you $1.7 to $4.6 per sq. ft. to install (including material and labor).

3. Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is developed using a set of abrasives to create a smooth finish for concrete flooring. It’s highly durable and available in various textures, designs and colors.

Polished concrete floors require very little maintenance but if they’re not installed properly, moisture can accumulate causing mold. A small and simple polished concrete floor can be installed for as low as $3 per sq. ft., but high-end, complex designs may go as high as $30 per sq. ft. 

4. Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are a highly durable flooring material that comes in a wide range of colors and textures. They’re also quite versatile in their application. You can use them anywhere — from the living room floor to bathroom floors. 

However, to install ceramic tile flooring, you can’t take the DIY route; the process is a bit complicated and you’ll need professional help. Another drawback is that ceramic tiles feel cold and hard. The cost usually ranges from $7 to $11 per sq. ft. including material and labor. 

5. Black and White Flooring

Black and white floor patterns provide a classy aesthetic and can be created using many different materials. While the checkerboard design is the most common, you can also opt for other patterns using tiles, painted wood, vinyl or other materials. 

6. Geometric Floor Patterns

As with black and white flooring, geometric floor patterns can be created from many different materials. Vinyl and patterned tiles are commonly used to create these patterns. These designs can work just about anywhere in your home — from bathroom floors to your home office or the kitchen floor. 

7. Marble

Marble has been used — both for flooring and construction — for hundreds of years and remains popular even today. While the material is durable and maintenance fairly straightforward, marble flooring can get easily damaged if you’re not careful. 

As for the cost, it’s relatively expensive. Professionally installed marble flooring can cost you $10 to $20 per sq. ft. (including material and labor). 

8. Carpet

Carpet flooring goes well with almost every other flooring option and adds the element of comfort for homeowners. Carpets are also good at reducing noise levels. They come in many different colors, patterns and materials and are relatively cheaper than other options. 

However, carpets are generally difficult to clean and tend to hold allergens and dust. Carpet flooring can cost you $3 to $8 per sq. ft. including material and labor, but you can also go the DIY way. 

How to Determine the Best Flooring Design for Your Project

There are many aspects to choosing the flooring for a house. Besides the aesthetics, homeowners must also consider things like durability, costs, maintenance, etc. For example, families with kids and/or pets will benefit from durable materials that can resist scratches and spills. Ceramic tiles, wood laminate and carpeting are all good options.

The location is another important factor to consider. In high or medium moisture areas like the kitchen or bathrooms, you’d want to use moisture-resistant flooring materials like tiles or concrete. And if maintenance is a primary concern, tile, sheet or plank vinyl flooring is the best option, followed by laminate. 

With so many different aspects to consider, it’s easy for homebuyers to feel overwhelmed when choosing flooring for their new home. Thankfully, with Hyphen HomeSight, they can easily try and compare different materials, colors, textures, etc. and view them from different angles before making a decision. Our interactive software allows them to customize their future homes according to their preferences and see their interior design and flooring ideas come to life. Contact us today to learn how you can use our technology to help your customers visualize their dream homes and increase sales.

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