There was a lot of hope and hype as we were heading into the new year. We had no idea what the new year had in store for us. Perhaps that was you, December 31, 2019, sparkler in hand, Auld Lang Syne in the background and dreams of a flooring remodel for your home, or perhaps a flooring-facelift for your commercial space.
In many ways 2020 may be on pause, but trends are not. Styles still plunge their way forward and the new hot flooring trends continue to feature themselves in new rooms. Some things may slow, but trends nudge their way forward.
This year there are several flooring trends to look out for. Check out these four hot trends below and see which is right for your new project.
Tiles that look one way, but are another.
This is the year of the look-alike tile. Porcelain tiles take the shape of wood and marble. Perhaps you’ve seen examples as you’ve gone venturing into your local coffee shop and see suspicious wood grains carved into what’s not wood.
Or, others have coveted the marble look with a porcelain budget. This has led to many homes featuring a glossy look-alike marble that is sure to turn a few heads.
Vinyl tiles have swung back into popularity. Vinyl tiles are durable, water resistant, they have acoustic properties and are also easily manufactured into a really nice looking wood look-alike tile. Because of their durability and their water-resistant characteristics many homeowners are installing these tiles in kitchens and bathrooms.
Flooring without the fuss.
Another popular design when it comes to flooring is finished concrete. Finished concrete has an industrial feel and is a really great option for retail and commercial space. This concrete is able to be polished and stained which means you can put a little personality into your flooring and still maintain the benefits of durability.
Perhaps you’re not familiar with Terrazzo flooring, or if you are you might be likely to relegate Terrazzo to some mid-50’s fad. Terrazzo roots back to the Art Deco and Moderne styles of the 20’s and 40’s.
Recently Terrazzo is once again becoming a favorite flooring style for the audacious and whimsical interior designer.
If you’re looking for a new floor for your home or commercial space, don’t count out Terrazzo.
Large format tiles.
Large format tiles are filling more and more homes these days.
A large tile harkens back to Roman slabs of stone and marble and gives a space a certain grandiose nature. Large format tiles tend to draw the eye further and help rooms seem larger and more spacious than the actually might be. A large format tile are made of many different materials, concrete, porcelain, marble, and carpet.