After the upheaval of 2020, everyone is looking for their home to be the place of comfort and refuge now more than ever. In fact, all trends seemed to have led to an emphasis on comfort and wellness. Fashion trends were embracing soft pants and business comfortable clothing. Shoes changed from the 4+ inch heels to slip-ons. And work, well, it came home for many with meeting online and the use of speakers. Homeowners are renovating their houses to fit the new normal, leading us to the Flooring Trend for 2021.
Above all, flooring should reflect your preferred aesthetic and your lifestyle. You see, there are all sorts of essential memories to be made on those floors. You want them to be comforting, inviting, and all you. So, let’s get into what’s hot and what’s not and learn the flooring trend for 2021.
When speaking of interior design, people often get trend and fad mixed up. Make no mistake; they are very different. A fad is a “flash-in-the-pan” short-lived design that is all about today, while the trend is long-lasting and sustainable. When trends are forecasted, they play on factors like the needs and wants of the consumers and lifestyles of the time. Today, everyone seems to need low-maintenance, high durability, low-cost options in home interior design.
“I would define a trend as the styling, colors, patterns, materials, and shapes of a particular season that has a long-term influence on the market. A current trend can be derived from previous season’s trends and also current world affairs and events. In the interiors market, we are more focused on “macro” trends (bigger and longer-lasting) than “micro” trends, which are more common in fast fashion,”
says expert designer Anthony Hughes in a MYMOVE.com interview.
A favorite home improvement project among many homeowners is replacing carpet with hardwood flooring. So if your carpet looks matted from years of foot traffic or has noticeable tears from your pet’s scratches, then it’s probably time to consider replacing the flooring. To stay within your budget, consider replacing the flooring one room at a time. Start with high-traffic areas like your living room or entryway for a noticeable upgrade, without having to replace your entire home’s flooring all at once.
Hard surfaces are trending, and carpets remain at the top of the list for the current flooring trends. With the ease of care and durability in mind, each of the following floor types will be on point for the next several years.
Porcelain Tile: Once only found in wet areas, Porcelain Tile flooring has taken off as the go-to flooring trend for 2021. Delivering a high-end look with low maintenance is a homeowner’s dream. These tiles come in rich marble, natural stone, travertine, hardwood, and even leather patterns, with various shapes and sizes for your luxury look.
Luxury Vinyl Plank: For beauty and durability, this 100% waterproof option is also scratch and stain-resistant. Vinyl has gained significant popularity for the modern home. It looks and feels like natural wood, comes in many colors and looks, and has a multilayer design. It is a durable and affordable option, making it perfect for families and pet owners.
Laminate: is the newest option mimicking natural stone and wood with the durability homeowners can rely on. Plus, it is lower maintenance than natural wood or stone.
Carpet: This classic option is not your grandmother’s carpet. Clear advances in technology have reinvented carpeting for homes. Today, you can choose from natural fibers or synthetic. You may like a short pile or a neutral shaggy carpet. And an outdoor rug makes the back screened porch into a whole new place to gather at home.
Stone and wood looks are popular, with natural look elements rising to the top. Everyone is searching for the perfect stay-at-home environment with the balance of getting out more as soon as it is safe. When people begin to venture outside and are past the global pandemic time, there are still those needing the comfort of their home for security and consistency. Making your interior as calming as possible seems to be the current way to go.
Natural colors and stains bring the tranquility of nature and calm after the storm of 2020. For flooring, the more organic, the better. Sticking around in wood flooring are the cool tones in light grays, whites, and high variation. They come in natural light tones of oak and natural browns of walnut. With the all-white kitchen on its way out, the warmer flooring paired with a dramatic darker cabinet is perfectly in style.
Natural, authentic looks are on trend for hard surfaces, while carpets take a more daring turn.
Woods are popular in hand-scraped, wire-brushed, and distressed. In addition, floor framing is a hot trend. Laying out your wood in patterns is perfect for those who want to stylize their flooring.
Today’s carpets can come in frieze, Berber, and cut and loop. Using patterns in the bedroom and dining area makes a room comfy and well-designed. And, it leads to the minimalist décor, so you need fewer things in the room to make it look stylized and expressive.
Tile is now being laid in patterns as well. Alternating black and white and creating design with tile is prevalent, making each floor an art piece being the goal. Additionally, utilizing unique shaped tiles all in an understated shade lends to simplicity as well as beauty.
When you enter a flooring showroom, the possibilities are endless. So, it is essential that you have some idea of what you like before you enter the warehouse. Creating a list of the things you want to achieve with the new flooring will help the specialist direct you on the right path. Here are the things to keep in mind.
Now that you are working on trend for your 2021 flooring choices, why not gather all you have learned and call your local flooring specialist?
If your floors are tired, worn, chipped, or plain unattractive, Paradise Flooring Solutions in North Pinellas and Clearwater has your new floors already and waiting. Get rid of that old flooring and make your home feel brand new inside with new “on-trend” flooring.