2020 Hottest Residential Trends
2020 has been a year of change in many ways, including flooring. Some trends have dropped off, while others have held strong. Let’s look at what we have seen in the world of flooring and design!
Luxury vinyl plank has become the popular flooring choice over laminate and hardwood. Luxury vinyl flooring marries the visuals of hardwood with the durability of laminate while also having waterproof properties. This has allowed consumers to add wood looks to their kitchens and bathrooms where hardwood is not advised. Luxury vinyl even comes in stone looks, which is great for those who love marble and slate but don’t love the cost associated with these products. Giving your floors a stone look without the worry of water penetrating grout lines or cracking tiles is an excellent advantage of luxury vinyl.
Tile is seeing more and more large profile applications with a reduction in grout lines and an emphasis on modern styles. Large-format tiles are easier to install and provide a striking look to any room. Minimizing grout lines means easier cleaning and a less interrupted look to your floor or wall. A larger tile can also create an illusion of a larger room by elongating or widening your space. These tiles are trendy in marble, wood, and concrete looks. A monumental atmosphere is easily created with these large profiles and uninterrupted designs. Clean lines are a staple in the modern design style, which correlates to this trend in larger tiles. However, we are also seeing unique tile shapes gaining popularity. Hexagon and penny tiles have been in for the last few years, but now people choose bolder styles like scalloped/fan-shaped tiles and arabesque tiles to make statements in their bathrooms and kitchens.
In both luxury vinyl and tile, the wood look is staying a popular choice. Again, both luxury vinyl and tile have water-resistant properties making it easy to incorporate the look of wood without a ruined floor in places like bathrooms and kitchens. The wood-look also allows consumers to add texture to their space. Textures like hand-scraped, distressed, and reclaimed wood are popular right now.
Greige has become the new gray in the flooring industry. People want the added warmth of beige, but not so warm that is casts that outdated yellow glow. Greige makes the perfect backdrop for a variety of décor styles since it blends well with cool or warm tones, depending on its undertone. This understated color has been gaining popularity for the last couple of years and is only increasing! Floors with these tones increase the home’s resale value due to their popularity and ease of design.
We’ve seen that customers are drawn to lighter colors in their floor selections. Wood styles like European white oak are desired for their cool or warm, blonde color tones. Consumers like the way a light-colored floor can make a room feel grand and brighten up their space. You can see this desire for light and airy design by looking at popular design trends like coastal and modern farmhouse. A whitewashed floor can be a perfect canvas for an upscale, contemporary look as well.