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American Flooring Trends Over the Last 30 Years, and Why REDRHINO Epoxy Flooring is the Most Recent and Preferred Choice

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The flooring you choose for your home says a lot about who you are and what you value.  So, if you haven’t considered epoxy flooring, then you might be behind the times. Today’s homeowners want flooring materials that provide durability, ease of maintenance, are fashionable and affordable.

Here are some recent flooring trends, and how and why epoxy represents the next residential flooring zeitgeist. 

“That 70’s Carpet”

Throughout the 1970’s and well into the 1980’s wall-to-wall carpeting was the desired choice for home flooring.  However, it became apparent that such carpeting has its drawbacks:  it is difficult to clean, harbors odors and where there are pets’ carpets provide a refuge for fleas.  Moreover, such carpeting can trap allergens harmful to those with asthma, COPD and other sensitivities. 

1990s: Hardwood and Linoleum

The 1990s were a very confusing time for flooring options.  There was a surge of hardwood flooring installations, which were expensive and required a lot of maintenance.  Accordingly, many homeowners opted for linoleum, which if damaged was expensive if not impossible to repair.

2000s: Laminate Flooring

In the 2000s, flooring began to slowly arrive at the intersection of beauty, durability, and utility.  Laminate flooring was affordable, easy to install, and looked great.  However, laminate flooring wears much more poorly than true hardwood.  Instead of gracefully aging, laminate tends to fade away and displays damage quickly.

REDRHINO’S role in contemporary flooring choices

Epoxy flooring represents today’s choice for flooring materials in that it captures the most desirable features of the past: It is comfortable, affordable, durable, provides ease of maintenance and, if necessary, can be flawlessly repaired.  Finally, epoxy provides for the most sought after aesthetics for today’s evolving homeowner.

If you’re ready to break the flooring-mold in your home or business, contact REDRHINO:  The Epoxy Flooring Company.  We are the preeminent epoxy coatings company and can help you realize your flooring and coating needs.  Visit us online or call (310) 734-8534 to learn more about epoxy flooring.

Michael D. Kenealy

REDRHINO:  The Epoxy Flooring Company

 

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