You’re ready to remodel. You’re ready for new floors.
But when you start looking around, you’re overwhelmed at how many choices there are.
What are today’s top home flooring trends? What is in style?
You might worry that what you pick won’t suit your tastes and needs even just a few short years in the future.
It’s expensive investing in new floors. And if you select materials that are too trendy, what if you have buyers remorse almost as fast as it’s installed?
Stop your worrying, come in, and take a closer look at today’s top flooring trends. These materials will stick around for a while.
Before you select flooring material, create a plan
We often have homeowners come in with one material in mind. After a little education, they selected a flooring product that wasn’t even on their list.
That’s because there are so many different types of flooring available on the market today, what’s best for you might surprise you.
Instead of focusing on a particular material, start by focusing on needs first. It can help point you to the best flooring product that will suit your lifestyle. Pay attention to:
Space – what location will you be upgrading your flooring? Is it defined by walls and doors, or is it an open space? Does it get lots of natural light, or is it dark and cavernous? What activities regularly take place there?
Style – this comes down to personality and taste. Are you country charm, traditional, or minimalist? You might automatically gravitate towards certain materials. They blend in with your preferences and lifestyle.
Maintenance – homeowners don’t place carpet in kitchens for a very good reason. Consider your lifestyle carefully as you hone in on what flooring material will be best for each room. What provides good looks with maintenance requirements that match your expectations? Do you want something that allows quick mopping? Weekly vacuuming? How about yearly maintenance?
Installation – are you looking for a DIY project, or do you want a professional from installation to maintenance? Do you want a flooring that can be easily repaired, pulling a plank up and replacing it with materials kept on hand? Keep in mind that traditional hardwood takes days to acclimate, be installed, as well as settle into place. If you’re looking for quick installation, laminate or luxury vinyl can often be a better choice.
Budget – flooring comes in all shapes, sizes, looks, and costs. Staying within budget can impact what flooring trends you’ll love. Be aware that budget can mean different things to different people. While carpet might need replacing every seven to ten years, hardwood can last decades if well cared for. Is it worth more expense today knowing you’ll have a floor that lasts a lifetime?
With a plan in place, what do homeowners want today?
Once you dive deeper into what you want from your flooring, you might be excited to start looking. We often recommend creating a Pinboard on Pinterest, or flipping through decor magazines or websites to get a good feel for what you’re looking for.
Today’s homeowners want two things: Natural and stylish aesthetics.
Natural – Without a doubt, natural is a word that pops up when most homeowners shop for new flooring. Of course, that can mean different things to different people. In general, people want flooring that’s easy to maintain, is durable, and blends well with their aesthetics. It can be carpet, vinyl, hardwood, stone, or even stretch into sustainable options like bamboo and cork. Whether it has texture, patterns, or a creative twist, a top choice will be to create a natural, blendable floor that works well with every part of your personality.
Style – There’s never been a time when we feel more creative in what we do and the spaces we create. Luckily, there are so many flooring options that can allow you to be as creative as you desire. By looking through design sites and following your desires, you’ll quickly see a look that stands out in your mind. You’ll determine different wants and desires: light, dark, clean, minimalist … you decide.
Of course, color plays a part in it too. But you’ll see that from the moment you start looking at your options. Today’s colors lean a little towards gray-toned. Homeowners still love dark stains with their timeless appeal. Or whitewash stains with a bright, cheerful design. Can’t decide? Why not create a two-toned look. It’s more popular than ever.
It’s not about the flooring product
Are you starting to see a pattern here? We haven’t spent any time talking about which material is trending. And there’s a good reason for that.
The reason there are so many different products on the market today is that homeowners have different desires and needs. What would work for one home wouldn’t work for another.
If you love carpet, there’s a carpet option for you.
If you’re hardwood all the way, invest in new hardwood.
If you’re looking for waterproof options, something that can withstand the abuse your family dishes out, there’s an option for you too. You might just fall in love with luxury vinyl planks and tiles – yes, it’s waterproof.
What’s trending today is individuality and personality. If you find it in our showroom, it may be the perfect choice for you.
We’re seeing planks get wider in the hardwood market. Laminate, luxury vinyl planks, and engineered hardwood are all following the trend.
Patterns are growing in popularity, not just on carpets, but the way you lay in hardwood and laminate. How about chevron or herringbone floors? You can even create it with bamboo or tile. This is about letting your imagination run wild.
It’s also about creating a living environment you choose to be in. If it suits your tastes and needs, it makes the perfect choice for you.
What are the top flooring trends this year?
Glad you asked. Here’s what we know for sure.
With so many different materials, products, and styles available to you, whatever you select will be the right choice.
Whether you have something in mind, or are still exploring, stop by today and see all of your options. We’ll help you find the right flooring to suit your needs.