Grand Cayman has a wealth of wonderful rug, carpet and tile companies who sell everything from the most up-to-date tiles that look like hardwood to the most stunning oriental rugs. Back in the 1990s and early 2000s almost all homes were built with white shiny tiles on the floor, and as time and tastes have changed, people are going through the very expensive task of reflooring their homes. Explore this page to discover the amazing companies that Cayman has that can help you transform the look of your home.
We asked industry experts what is trending in the carpet, flooring and rugs industry right now (summer 2021) and this is what we learnt:
This year the look of natural stone and wood are going to be big. Tones are light with different shades of gray and blond being very popular. Engineered* rather than hard wood is very popular as are unique patterns and larger sizes. Authenticity is in which means aged looks for hard surfaces with carpets and rugs having twists and patterns in them. More modern looking Oriental rugs are very popular.
Other flooring trends:
Area Rugs - One of the most popular things to do is to add a splash of colour, style and texture to your floor with a decorative area rug! This way you can enjoy the easy maintenance of hard
surface flooring and the warmth and feel of carpet, all in one room.
According to The Spruce, experts in rug styles and trends, the number
one most popular look right now is the vintage oriental rug look.
Carpet Flooring - Wall-to-wall carpet is a classic for flooring, but these days you have even more options to bring the durability and comfort of carpet into your home. Choose from a wide selection of carpet flooring, ranging from tiles to traditional broadloom, from nylon to polyester. You can even explore some outdoor options for those of you looking to step up your backyard oasis.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring - Engineered hardwood is a low-maintenance, affordable alternative to solid hardwood flooring. In addition to the real wood veneer surface layer, engineered hardwood consists of man-made materials such as high-density fiberboard (HDF) to provide the look of hardwood floors, with added durability. [*Engineered hardwood flooring is very durable and is easy to care for and maintain. It is constructed with multiple layers of wood with each layer being positioned in a different direction. This construction prevents the engineered hardwood from warping and bowing the way a hardwood floor might in moist areas. Its advantage over solid hardwood is that the construction allows for installation in most grade levels of the home, including bathrooms with a protective moisture barrier installed. Another option is a hardwood veneer which gives the natural beauty and look to the engineered floor just as a solid hardwood floor does.]
Laminate Flooring - made to imitate solid hardwood, laminate is one of the more popular wood-look options for busy residential and commercial spaces. Laminate flooring is attractive, easy to maintain, and durable with its multi-layer design, all at a lower price point compared to hardwood floors.
Tile Flooring - gives a classic look, is versatile and practically indestructible. Glazed tile is naturally waterproof, and therefore is is the only flooring option that you can use anywhere – bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor porches. Here are some top tile flooring trends: Marble-look tiles are very popular as its less expensive than marble and is easier to look after. Encaustic-look tile are very popular with their geometrics or floral patterns. Decorative tile styles including glamorous art deco tile patterns and colorful and intricate Moroccan tile looks are very trendy right now. Finally tehre are also DEsigner tile shapes. Although square tiles are out, new shapes like arabesque tiles, fan tiles and hexagon tiles are in.
Vinyl Flooring - as technology advances and vinyl flooring gets closer and closer to natural wood and stone looks the more it has become popular. Vinyl flooring involves less upkeep and maintenance and is very easy to clean. Specific options include: Waterproof SPC rigid core vinyl: this is100% waterproof and even more durable than WPC vinyl. Vinyl sheets: For an affordable, DIY-friendly vinyl floor, nothing beats vinyl sheets. They also feature top-notch decorative patterns. Wood-look vinyl planks: The classic wood look is even more realistic, with embossed textures and high-end visuals. Stone-look vinyl tiles: Get the look of natural stone, including marble, limestone, travertine, and more. Decorative vinyl flooring: Trendy decorative patterns like stained glass, trellis, and geometric designs are becoming more popular.
The following companies sell and install a wide variety of flooring options:
Tomlinson Furniture & The Mattress Gallery
Best known for mattresses at very affordable prices, they stock the largest selection of mattresses on the Island.