Keep your home up-to-date starting with your floor. Use this guide to the hottest 2018 carpet trends and find durable, stylish carpet ideas that will stay trendy for years to come.

So if wood looks are all the rage right now, does that mean carpet is dead?

I mean, to be honest, all of us here in the flooring world have been wondering. Flooring is going through somewhat of a revolution and manufacturers either have to evolve or risk getting left behind.

For the last couple of years, carpet has felt like our favorite TV show, leaving us on a cliffhanger and OMG what if this is the last season?1! But, in 2018 I think we’ve got an answer.

Carpet is like all your favorite Shonda Rhimes series. It will go on for many more seasons and, let’s be honest, probably never end. They will just keep adding new characters, drawing you into new and exciting twists you never saw coming.

So, it’s 2018. There is somehow an iPhone 10 (even though there was never an iPhone 9…) that can recognize your face and let you into your phone. People are 3D printing entire organs. And there are internet tools that allow you to travel to Australia for $200 roundtrip from LA.

Basically, technology is booming. Big time.

But what does that have to do with carpet trends? Well, the flooring world is going through its own technological surge. It started with hard surface floors and the incredible visuals they have been able to create using laminate, vinyl and even tile to mimic natural materials.

Now, carpet is not going to look like hardwood or natural stone. Umm, that would look really weird.

But! Carpet manufacturers are using technology to their advantage in creating never-before-seen patterns and jaw-dropping new features.  Hint: They can make carpet now that is 100% waterproof!

Crazy, right?

So, hang on tight. The 2018 carpet trends are filled with some incredible ideas, looks, textures and more.

Carpets and rugs are already seeing a resurgence in popularity, and for 2018 this will become even more the case as they offer homemakers the chance to really showcase strong design statements.

Shaw Floors’ latest and greatest styling techniques for all our soft surface offerings focus on a plethora of design elements – color, pattern, texture, plushness – in addition to the expansion of our exclusive waterproof backing, LifeGuard, providing the cleanest carpet for a healthy living. At Shaw, we believe your flooring should fit into your lifestyle and we want consumers to get the carpet styles they love complete with the backing option that makes sense for their life.

Shaw has made significant investments recently in fiber innovation projects to stay on-trend with consumer preferences. Consumers want a stylish, high-performing carpet that complements their uniquely curated living spaces and demand both design and function in a variety of price points. For consumers, the rise of technology, via social media and other lifestyle influencers, has made them more savvy shoppers.

Consumers today are in control of the buying experience and are driving industry expectations. If we as manufacturers aren’t listening to what consumers are telling us and making the products they want, we aren’t using technology to our advantage.

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