Trends in flooring

The pandemic has made significant changes in how we live, and that is driving new trends in multifamily flooring choices. Areas that used to be for sleeping or relaxing are now being used for offices, team meetings and other work-related activities. So when considering flooring updates, properties are trending towards more simple, casual color and pattern selections.

According to Christi Hitch, vice president of business development at Bentley Mills in the September issue of Floor Trends1 magazine, flooring choices are “…a little bit less edgy than what they were because it needs to be a more flexible space”.  She goes on to say that “…we’re seeing more of softer surfaces…mainly because of acoustics…because there are so many functions that are happening in one space”.

In terms of styles, Hitch says that the popularity of the farmhouse style seems to be declining.  In its place, a “…clean mid-century modern wood…” style is emerging that has a less pronounced grain to it. Herringbone and chevron looks are also going by the wayside in favor of straight, more calming looks.

Hitch concludes by saying, “…people want lighter, brighter spaces because they’re in there longer”.

No matter the trend, CS Flooring has the flooring you need to achieve the design look you want for your multifamily property. Contact us for a quote today!

1Zappia, Anna, Sep 6, 2021, A Glimpse into the Future for Multifamily Floors, Floor Trends, online,, accessed 9/17/21

Daltile wins award as favorite brand

For the 9th year in a row, Daltile has won the award as the favorite brand of Kitchen & Bath Business magazine’s readers. Daltile won in the bath flooring and kitchen flooring categories. Kitchen and bath designers, architects, custom builders and remodelers chose Daltile for the award based on a number of criteria, including style and design, aesthetics, durability, local availability and support received from the manufacturer.

At CS Flooring, you get durable, quality flooring from only the best manufacturers in the industry, like Daltile. Contact us today for more information or a quote.

Mohawk wins sustainability award

Mohawk Industries, one of the world’s largest flooring manufacturers, was voted best of class in the Sustainability category at the 2021 International Surface Event held in Las Vegas this year.

Mohawk’s ReCover Carpet Recycling Program was recognized for its efforts to facilitate the recycling of used carpet from any manufacturer to repurpose it back into new carpet, padding and other useful products. Their initiatives have resulted in reducing flooring waste and providing a convenient and easy alternative for carpet recycling. Since the inception of ReCover, 159 million pounds of carpet has been diverted from landfills.

CS Flooring is proud to offer top quality flooring from Mohawk to our multi-family, commercial and senior living customers in St. Louis! Contact us to learn more.

Armstrong Flooring wins Environment + Energy award

Armstrong Flooring, one of our trusted flooring suppliers, garnered the Top Project of the Year award in the Environment + Energy Leader awards program this year.

The program, which showcases excellence in the world of environmental, sustainability and energy management, recognized Armstrong for the redesign of their felt-backed vinyl sheet flooring product. The project involved revising the vinyl backing material with the result that the company was able to significantly reduce process waste.

Top quality flooring products, expert installation, plus partnering with environmental and energy conscious suppliers…that’s what makes CS Flooring the premier flooring provider in the St. Louis region! Contact us for more information.