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Flooring Trends 2018: Blending Rustic and Modern for Your Commercial Property

By June 23, 2018March 7th, 2022Flooring Tips

If you’re looking to update your floors, you’re in luck. Due to emerging technology and eco-friendly solutions, this year’s flooring trends are more diverse than ever before. From waterproof vinyl planks to shiplap and farmhouse-style flooring, there is something fitting for any space in your commercial property. With natural elements, fun patterns and handpicked textures, flooring trends 2018 will not disappoint. Let’s look at some of our favorite options.

Wood Imitation Flooring

flooring trends 2018 wood imitation

courtesy of Yorkshire Tile Company

Why not just buy the real thing? Well, hardwood floors can be expensive, and depending on where you’re installing them, they can be ruined by leaks and moisture. It’s 2018 and faux wood is in! Tile and engineered vinyl planks are your best bet at wood imitation flooring. Most noteworthy, both options are waterproof, which makes them perfect for kitchens, bathrooms,and basements. Also, they are both more affordable than real hardwood, much easier to install and offer a more modern selection of styles.
Tile: Improved technology allows tile to imitate wood seamlessly with new colors and styles that blend rustic and contemporary trends.
Vinyl Planks: Due to their seemingly real texture and ability to imitate multiple surfaces like stone, hardwood and tile, vinyl planks are also a breakout trend in 2018. Don’t worry about difficult installment, vinyl planks can go over any surface.

Eco-friendly Flooring

eco-friendly tile flooring trends 2018

courtesy of The Spruce

In 2018, commercial property owners are more curious as to where their flooring is coming from and how it affects the environment. So, with increased modern innovation, there are some stellar eco-friendly flooring trends that can transform the look of a commercial property, whether it be an apartment, restaurant, or retail environment.
Glass Tiles: These unique looking tiles are made from recycled wine and beer bottles. Glass won’t mold or mildew in damp environments and is very easy to clean and maintain. Because of its reflective nature, glass tiles will bring light to spaces that need it.
Concrete: This stand-out eco-friendly option is gaining in popularity. It sounds strange, but concrete can be a sleek option these days. Concrete works well in a modern design palette. It will last forever, it’s durable and easy to clean.
Reclaimed hardwood flooring: Reclaimed hardwood can mean a couple different things. Either the wood is certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), which means that the wood is coming from forests that are strictly managed with standards of sustainability, or the wood is reused from trees that were cut down a long time ago. Reclaimed hardwood is a perfect option for commercial properties attempting a rustic feel, such as inns, prep schools, and restaurants.

Shiplap and Farmhouse-style Flooring

shiplap flooring trends 2018

courtesy of Stonewood Products

With emerging digital technology flooding the airwaves, sometimes it’s nice to step back and enjoy the simpler things. Enter shiplap flooring. Shiplap is a type of wooden board that looks like it is off an old barn. Its overlapping ends make for excellent weather protection and allows it to move naturally throughout the seasons as humidity levels change.
Shiplap usually involves inexpensive wood, like milled pine. Utilize it on walls and floors alike. It’s also popular because it embodies the farmhouse look people love. Painting  it and fit with a contemporary look as well.
Whatever look you’re going for in 2018, remember that there are many emerging styles of flooring on the market these days. Advanced technology now allows spaces of all kinds to look rustic or contemporary. Don’t be afraid to transform your commercial property into something even more special.

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Drywall + Carpentry

Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.

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re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
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  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards

Specialty Flooring

Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
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  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.

EIFS + Stucco

Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

*We are Dryvit Systems EIFS Certified Installers.

Power Washing

Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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