The dawn of this new decade is giving birth to some terrific trends in flooring design. The great thing about these trends is that they also have staying power: they’re classic designs that can stay with you for the life of your home. Let’s take a look at what’s popular in flooring design for 2020.
The joke is corny, but tile really is versa-tile! Technological advancements have brought forth so many new formats and styles in this classic design material. Whether you want a wood look, marble look, concrete, textured, or fabric look, tile is there for you. Black and white tiles in vintage patterns or graphic prints continue to gain ground as people go for retro vibes in kitchen and bathrooms. Home owners are also looking at larger format tiles and wide planks to suit their design aesthetic.
Darker tones and deep textures are taking a backseat this year to lighter, cooler tones and subtle textural features. Muted, cool tones like blondes, white oaks, and “greiges” are stealing the show, providing a light, airy, and clean palette for any space. Instead of a typical plank layout, many people are looking to patterned layouts such as herringbone and chevron to add visual interest. Smoother planks with subtle distressing like wire brushing are also desirable.
Carpet is making a bit of a comeback with bold patterns and jewel tones. Carpet is a great way to really add that touch of vibrant and bold personality to your home, while providing that gentle softness underfoot. Geometrics and florals are gaining ground as well. If wall-to-wall carpet really isn’t your thing, you can always consider an area rug to add that spark to your space.
The waterproof flooring category is fast taking over the industry. There’s almost nothing it can’t do. The same trends we see in tile and wood are echoed in waterproof flooring. Many people choose this type of flooring because it’s perfect for any room of the home. It’s easier to install than hardwood and tile and super easy to take care of. Products like Pergo Rigid LVF and Pergo Extreme from Mohawk are available in many decorative tile looks as well as wood and stone designs. Not to mention, it’s one of the toughest floorings on the market.
The most important thing to remember about trends is that you don’t have to follow them! Your home should be a reflection of your personal style and taste. At FTG, we stock and special order a large variety of products to suit our customers’ needs. Whatever design you choose, we’ll help make it happen.