A new year is here. Is your home up to date? If the answer is no, don’t worry: we’re here to help, and your floors are the perfect place to start! Follow along as we explore some of the most popular trends in flooring for 2021, this year’s hottest colors, materials, patterns, and more. Stay current and impress your guests with these stylish flooring ideas for every room in your home or apartment.
Interior Flooring Trends for 2021
You’re already familiar with traditional flooring materials like hardwood and wall-to-wall carpeting. Now, get ready to meet two of the newest (and most popular) products to hit the consumer market: luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP). These durable, cutting-edge products are waterproof, easy-to-clean, and scratch-resistant, which makes them ideal for:
- Busy professionals who don’t have time for heavy-duty maintenance
- Families with pets or young children
- Use in damp environments like bathrooms
- Use in areas with heavy foot-traffic
Engineered vs. Hardwood Flooring in 2021 Hardwood floors, or engineered wood? That question is shaping up to be one of the biggest design battles of 2021. Fortunately, both sides are so stylish there’s really no way to lose. The question is, which product is right for your home? Sustainably harvested hardwood floors are gorgeous, eco-friendly, and in perpetual demand; but some varieties can be costly. Engineered wood is a cost-conscious alternative, ideal for budget makeovers! Read more about the uses and benefits of engineered flooring, or just ask one of our team members.
2020 Flooring Trends For Colors, Stains, Shades & Tones Contemporary flooring is available in virtually any color you can imagine, from understated earth tones to bright and funky electric hues. The real challenge isn’t finding a color — it’s picking out your favorite! Having trouble whittling down your top few choices? Here are some 2021 flooring color trends that might help you make a decision:
- Grey shades
- Light, blonde stains and tones
- Warm, honey-toned shades
- White and off-white shades
Grain Pattern Trends for Floors
“Grain pattern” refers to the random assortment of lines, knots, streaks, and whorls that appear in wood planks. Grain patterns are just as important as the colors and materials you choose, since different patterns can radically alter the appearance and visual “texture” of the wood.
Of course, grain patterns aren’t only found in natural products. They can also be designed, giving engineered floors an earthy, hand-crafted look that’s virtually impossible to distinguish from the real thing.
Whether you choose hardwood or engineered wood, here are some popular wood grain patterns trending this year:
- Distressed patterns, which are meant to look rough and rustic
- Handscraped patterns, which offer a high level of craftsmanship and variation between planks
- Wire brushed patterns, which are slightly smoother and less irregular than the other two options
Installation Pattern Trends for Your Floors
Not to be confused with grain pattern (which refers to the markings on each plank or board), “installation pattern” describes the physical arrangement of tiles or planks. For example, tiles or planks can be arranged in a square grid, or, for a bolder and more modern look, a zig-zagging chevron pattern.
One of the hottest installation patterns for 2021 is herringbone, which simulates a woven or braided look by adjoining a series of planks at 90-degree angles. If you like the look of wicker furniture, handwoven baskets, or handmade quilts, herringbone will be perfect for you.
Need Help Installing Floors in Your Home? Ask the Experts at Factory Flooring
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill.
Need to get more flooring ideas first? Our design blog has dozens of articles to help you get started. Whenever you’re ready to tackle your insulation project, we’ll be here to help. Contact us online to get started, or call Factory Flooring at 469-583-7053 .