Ever wondered how our floors transformed from mere ground to the stylish statements they are today? Well, buckle up because we’re about to take a stroll down memory lane and peek into the future of flooring. 

At Frank’s, we’re not just about selling floors; we’re about understanding and loving them. So, let’s delve into the fascinating evolution of flooring!

From Dirt to Decor: A Historical Snapshot

The Early Days: Picture this – the Stone Age. Our floors were literally the ground beneath our feet. Dirt, stone, and grass were all the rage (by necessity, of course).

The Ancient Touch: Jump to ancient civilisations, and we see the first major shift. The Greeks and Romans introduced us to tiles and mosaics – real game-changers in the flooring world. These weren’t just floors; they were art.

The Mediaeval Shift: Fast forward to the mediaeval era. Here, wooden flooring started to make its mark, especially in the homes of the wealthy. It was during this period that we began to see more refined wooden floors, with patterns and designs.

The Industrial Revolution: This was a biggie for flooring! Mass production kicked in, and suddenly, materials like linoleum and carpet became accessible to more than just the upper crust.

The 20th Century Boom: Post-WWII, we saw a surge in diverse and affordable flooring options. Carpets became all the rage in the ’50s, while vinyl flooring made its mark in the ’60s and ’70s.

The Here and Now: Flooring in the 21st Century

Today, the world of flooring is as diverse as it gets. We’ve got everything from luxurious hardwoods to practical laminates, and plush carpets. The focus is on durability, style, and, increasingly, sustainability.

At Frank’s, we’re riding this wave with a range of options that tick all these boxes – and more. We’re talking about waterproof laminate for your kitchen, soft yet sturdy carpets for the living room, and easy-to-maintain vinyl for high-traffic areas.

Peeking Into the Future: What’s Next in Flooring?

Sustainability is Key: The future of flooring is green – and we don’t just mean the colour! Eco-friendly materials like cork and recycled options are looking to take centre stage.

Smart Floors: Imagine floors that can generate electricity as you walk on them or change colour and patterns with a simple command. Sounds like sci-fi, but we’re getting there!

3D Printing: This technology is poised to revolutionise flooring. Custom designs and patterns that are currently costly or impossible might become the norm.

Health-Focused Flooring: We might see floors that help improve indoor air quality or even fight bacteria – perfect for the health-conscious among us.

In A Nutshell

The journey of flooring has been a long and exciting one, from the basic needs of our ancestors to the stylish and functional demands of today. At Frank’s, we’re committed to keeping up with these changes, bringing you the best in both quality and price.

So, whether you’re a history buff or a trendsetter, remember: when it comes to flooring, we’ve got you covered. After all, we’re not just selling floors; we’re part of a story that spans centuries. 

And as we always say, “I love carpets, me!” – along with every other type of flooring that’s made its mark in history. Find your local store here and visit us today.

Got a question? Ask Frank!