Are you looking for the hottest flooring ideas for your home? Most homeowners are investing in flooring materials since it’s an easy way to update one’s home. In fact, the global flooring market was valued at almost $390 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow more within the next five years. When designing or redesigning rooms, you have a wide range of options from hardwood to engineered wood. Flooring can provide short-term functions such as preparing your home for summer. Meanwhile, it’s also important to select a trending flooring option that won’t cause buyer’s remorse next year. This is especially true for long-lasting materials like stone, bamboo, and cork that have higher price tags.
Laminate trends: Heavy textures and light colors
According to Household Advice, this year’s trending laminate options include the combination of heavy textures and light hues. One popular option of the synthetic flooring is a light wood style with slats that create the feel of wood. Another popular trend is more eco-friendly laminate options that create a smaller carbon footprint.
Hardwood: Engineered wood and white oak
In terms of flooring types, hardwood flooring is still popular after Europeans developed it in the 1600s, but engineered wood is also gaining popularity for its affordability. Engineered wood was invented in the 1960s and has been trending in recent years. This material includes a top and bottom layer of hardwood, and plywood-like layers in between. Some of this year’s trends include game-changing technologies, organic materials, and personalized outlines in the hardwood flooring market. This includes white oak flooring that comes in different patterns and styles. It offers a cleaner grain versus standard hardwood, which provides a lovely variation on classic oak flooring. Surprisingly, the white wood species is actually darker than red oak or maple.
Tile: LVT and marble-esque
Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) has been a popular flooring option in recent years. LVT provides various benefits, which includes being durable, waterproof, low-maintenance, and budget-friendly. It’s also available in click-together options for DIY fans. Meanwhile, other tile trends that are popular this year are related to the size and type of tiles. This includes ultra-large tiles and stone types like marble, limestone, and onyx. Marble-like tiles, in particular, are one of the most popular varieties within the flooring market. The main drawbacks of real marble are the high cost and maintenance. However, ceramic marble-esque tiles provide a similar wall-to-wall look and feel minus the hefty cost and hassle of real marble.
Carpeting: PET, natural, and eco-chic
The Orlando Sentinel reports about half of the floors in United States homes are carpeted. One trending carpeting option is Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). This polyester thread is available in many styles and twists in neutral colors. It is also very eco-friendly. Meanwhile, other green carpeting options will also be red-hot this year. This includes the back-to-nature trend including wool, jute, and sisal paired with neutral earthy tones and natural accessories. Meanwhile, eco-chic carpeting includes natural-fiber carpets from sources like seagrass and coir offer comfort, style, and sustainability.
This year, consumers can pick from a wide range of popular flooring options. This includes newer versions of classic flooring including wood, tile, and carpeting. You can also pick from wood-like laminate that offers some eco-friendly options. Choosing wisely can ensure that your flooring will last for a long time and will enhance the look of your home.
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