Flooring Trends in 2020
Your New Year’s resolutions, now that we have finally reached 2020, may include some pretty extensive renovations to your home. What better place to start than with your flooring? The trends in décor and interior design are forever changing and you want to make sure that what you are left with is something modern but also timeless. Something that will wow your friends and family when they finally see the finished product. So how do you achieve this when it comes to flooring? Below we have outlined some of the prominent flooring trends that will come to light as the new year progresses. Here are your flooring trends for the year 2020!
- Hardwood and Hardwood alike
In 2020, as you would have seen near the end of 2019, the hardwood trend is on the rise and we will be seeing a lot more of it this year. It is the preferred surface for many aspects of a newly designed room and this, of course, includes your floorings. No matter which room, hardwood can be a great addition and signifies the leading interior design trend of 2020.
The best hardwood choices in 2020 include cool colours such as dark browns, greys and whitewashes, with either a matte or satin finish preferably environmentally friendly. They are generally wider planks as well, in comparison to previous years.
To continue with the trend, there are a series of hardwood alternatives that have hit the market and provide a great and affordable option for many renovators. The two top options are of course the Engineered Vinyl Planks, which have the look and feel of real hardwood, and tile planks, which have the look but a significantly different feel to the real thing. They are waterproof so are perfect for high moisture areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. In many cases, they can be used in spaces in which hardwood is just not practical, such as on top of concrete.
The most popular colours in the tile or porcelain versions of the hardwood lookalike category are greys, espressos and whites.
- Environmentally-friendly finish
As we grow more environmentally aware, we are looking into all the ways in which we can improve the environment for future generations. People are now leaning toward more environmentally friendly finishes, especially with hardwood flooring on the rise. Those with low VOC’s which are also durable and low odour are perfect and can be found more readily in this day and age. The best part is that they do not amberize like oil-based poly does, meaning that you do not risk a yellow tinge on your new, cool-toned hardwood flooring.
Another benefit is that they are low maintenance in comparison so they can not only last the test of time but limit the time, effort and money that you put into them over the years.
- Carpet runners and tiles
Carpet used to be the main choice for living areas but has taken a downturn in recent years. We are opting toward hard surfaces, such as hardwood, instead which means that we are seeing less carpet in modern renovations. That being said, in cooler weather we do miss the caret and the warming effect it can have in a space of your home. This is why carpet squares and carpet runners are gaining momentum in 2020 décor.
Carpet tiles are becoming popular for family living areas or kids playrooms. They can be used to show various colours across the floor and provide a fun atmosphere and are easily utilised. There is no downside and you can change them up at any time.
Carpet runners are especially prevalent on stairs. They are not only a statement piece but also practical too. They avoid slipping on your hard stairs as they provide the grip that hard surfaces can not often achieve. Especially when you are walking around the house in socks you will see first hand the difference once you place down a carpet runner. You will thank us later! Find out more about carpet tiles and runners at your local carpet store.
- Cool tones
For both flooring and paint, we are out in warm colours and in with the cool! Here you would be looking at dark browns, greys, beiges and bleached or blanched colours. This is perfect for hardwood flooring and gives you a wide range of choices for your interior design ventures. You will want to avoid colours such as yellows, oranges and reds, blues, greens and greys are making a comeback!
- Area rugs
Along with the increasing popularity of hardwood floors comes the need for large floor rugs. They add a certain flair to your room and help you to make it your own in so many ways. You will need to compliment the cooler tones of the walls and floors, with the most popular colours for area rugs this year being grey and navy.
These are a great addition as they are easily replaced should you change the décor in the room.
- Farmhouse style
Along with the rustic and distressed hardwood floors comes the nostalgia of the farmhouse style which has gained momentum in recent years and 2020 continues to grow still. The want for a simpler life has come to light in the farmhouse style rooms that we have seen in the past decade and trends show that it will not be dying down anytime soon. With 2020 comes softer, subtle colour palettes of cool tones, exhibited in the floorings that you will see trending this coming year. From the floors to the walls, grey seems to be the colour to choose and using distressed wood is a great addition to complete the look.
Geometric shapes are also making a come back and can bee seen in tiling in modern renovations. They certainly create a standout flooring that will have your guests amazed.