Flooring trends don’t change as often as fashion (luckily), or even other home decorations, but we are in a period of evolution thanks to advanced technologies.
Trends in flooring – the color gray
In this post, we will look at the broader soil trends; stylish ideas for almost all types of floors. Do not worry! If you want something a little more specific, we’ve got you covered. Check out our page to find out exactly what you are looking for.
Stylish ideas for almost all types of floors
First of all, we are going to list the different types of floors that we can find on the market, in order to have a clearer idea when choosing the most suitable material.
Flooring Types – Wood Look Floors
This is nothing new, but it will continue to be a trend in 2020. Wood-look flooring in laminate, vinyl, and ceramic tile has been around in many homes for years.
For years, tile was truly your only waterproof flooring option. But, it’s 2020, that means you can now buy waterproof vinyl, laminate, and even rugs from waterproof materials that are great for bathrooms. This new feature is a dream for busy homeowners, families, and pet owners.
Imitating classic hardwood, you’ll see hand-scraped, wire-brushed, and fully weathered floors in wood, laminate, and more.
Environmentally responsible flooring
Beyond appearances, in 2020, owners want to know where their apartment came from. The use of natural, renewable, recyclable, and homegrown materials is huge right now.
The reappearance of gray tones in floors
As for trends, gray is still great! Light, airy, blonde floors work with just about any decor and instantly make your room look bigger.
Types of gray floors
Gray is a perfect color: timeless, classic and with many shades, it can adapt to any room and adapt to any style of decoration. You can find gray floors suitable for modern, minimal, rustic, and other decorating styles, and the good news is that scratches and stains won’t draw attention to gray as it would be with polished black floors, for example. Gray floors won’t make a statement, but they will delicately highlight the decor and make the space look airy and light. What types of gray cover can you choose? Basically there are tiles, wood, concrete and stone so you can easily find what you like or even mix them in an open space.
It is convenient to know the advantages and disadvantages of the product before proceeding with a purchase or home remodeling
We are going to take a closer look at the characteristics of each material and type of soil. It is always a good idea to know the advantages and disadvantages of the product before proceeding with a purchase or home remodeling.
Gray wooden flooring
Wood is our favorite material of choice, we mean plywood, laminate, and other types of hardwood flooring. Wood makes any space cozier and more comfortable, but you need to choose the finish carefully to make your floors last longer because wood is the most fragile covering for floors, especially if you have children and pets. There are many shades of gray wood that you can choose from. Whitewashed planks look perfect for elegant and vintage spaces.
Gray concrete floors
Concrete is the most durable option, with it the floors look very modern, laconic and will last forever. Gray concrete floors are perfect for any room, from bathrooms to living rooms, for modern, minimalist, Scandinavian and other styles. If you think it is boring, you are wrong as concrete can also be multi-toned and can be polished or finished in various ways.
Gray stone floors
Stone is another more durable and practical material to use on floors, it is ideal for any functional space: an entrance, a bathroom, a kitchen or a dining room, and it is especially true if you have pets and children.
Gray stone floors
Such a floor is like concrete but will also have an elegant natural touch; the most commonly used stone for flooring is limestone, it looks amazing and naturally gray.
Gray Carpet Flooring
Rugs add warmth and turn any space around. They work best in bedrooms, but you can also use them in living rooms, home offices, and sun terraces. Although we will not recommend them for kitchens and bathrooms. The big focus in flooring this year is ease and ethics. It’s not necessarily the most common combination, but both are quite relevant to our current generation.
Gray carpets and rugs
We want things to be effortless. We are busy, we have our lives and things to do and spending hours whispering sweet things to our floor is not one of them. On the other hand, we are beginning to worry about how furniture and materials are made, where they come from.
2020 flooring trends echo this with many flooring options
The 2020 flooring trends echo this with many locally made, recycled and waterproof flooring options.
The thing is, it used to be that if you wanted waterproof flooring, you had an incredibly small selection to choose from. However, waterproofing is the most important right now and you can now choose waterproof flooring in vinyl, laminate, and even carpet. Check it out.
Waterproof WPC Vinyl Flooring
Okay, I know, we know, we’re not supposed to pick favorites, but these things are really cool! In recent years, there has been a huge increase in WPC (AKA Wood Plastic Composite AKA WaterProof Core) vinyl flooring. In short, WPC vinyl is luxury vinyl plank or luxury vinyl tile that is 100% waterproof.
Waterproof vinyl flooring
WPC vinyl planks generally resemble luxury laminate flooring, giving a compelling modern wooden look. Basically, WPC vinyl is the best of all for your kitchen floor. Expect to see WPC vinyl flooring following all of the hottest wood trends, including ripped and worn looks, large planks, and more.
Will the WPC vinyl flooring trend last into 2020 and beyond?
Yes. WPC vinyl flooring is the fastest growing flooring on the market, particularly in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas prone to water. The look will only get more compelling, and eventually people will recognize modern vinyl as a fantastic wood alternative and forget the dated vinyl floors of the 1970s.
Water resistant engineered hardwood
Engineered hardwood is constructed with a real wood top layer and an artificial base. Recently, manufacturers have developed engineered hardwood with a 100% waterproof SPC core. SPC, also known as stone plastic composite, has innovated the world of vinyl flooring with a durable rigid core and total water resistance. Now those amazing waterproof features are available with a real wood surface. Finally, you can showcase the beauty of natural wood in high humidity areas like basements and bathrooms. You get the best of both worlds and at a lower price than solid wood.
Will the trend last in 2020 and beyond?
Undoubtedly! This innovative flooring technology is now hitting the market, and is sure to grow even more in popularity as people discover the benefits of waterproof engineered hardwood. Expect to see this become the best option for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
The waterproof flooring trend is taking the world by storm, particularly with the arrival of waterproof vinyl (WPC) flooring on the market. We must be honest, WPC has been a heavy blow to laminate flooring.
You see, laminate wood flooring originated as the worry-free, easy-care “wood” flooring option. But then WPC appeared and tried to steal the thunder from him. And if you’ve ever installed traditional laminate in an area prone to water, you know it’s not the best option. If you spill water and don’t wipe it up right away, your laminate may warp and bubble. Although many homeowners have gone the laminate kitchen flooring route, it is really less than ideal.
Watch out: waterproof laminate flooring! This still promising one is rare and can be hard to find, but it’s exactly what it sounds like: DIY-friendly laminate floors that are 100% waterproof. This means you can install it in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, whatever. Even better: waterproof laminate floors mimic all the current look and style trends of solid hardwood and traditional laminate, giving you everything you could ask for in a sharp floor.
Laminate vs Vinyl Flooring
Water resistance is a highly requested feature right now on all types of flooring and the demand for waterproof laminate wood flooring will only continue to increase.
Environmentally responsible floors
The trend of recycled floors is in fashion throughout this year. Carpet is at the forefront of this movement, but it is happening on other types of flooring as well.
We have reached a time when the demographic of young homeowners is made up primarily of millennials. And, not to pigeonhole an entire demographic, but as a group, millennials tend to care a lot about the brands they buy and how their purchases impact society, the environment, and more. It is not enough to sell great apartments cheaply. Manufacturers and retailers alike need to bring something nice and respectable to the table.
Floors made from recycled materials are increasingly sought after
Because “green” or eco-friendly flooring is so big right now, almost all of the carpet is made from recycled materials, at least in part. You will see various types of recycled materials, but one of the most innovative ideas is Foss PET carpet tiles. These unique rugs are made from recycled plastic soda bottles. Pretty original, huh? And, manufacturers are making great strides in making the carpet itself more recyclable, saving landfills from a portion of the 3.5 billion pounds of carpet thrown away each year, according to Fast Company. Mohawk is currently leading this movement.
Floors and other hard surfaces that use natural and recycled materials
In addition, you will see many recycled and recycled hardwood floors and other hard surfaces that use natural and recycled materials. And don’t forget about renewable natural sources. Cork and bamboo are great eco-friendly alternatives to solid wood flooring.
Will the environmentally responsible flooring trend last in 2020 and beyond?
If there was ever one thing for sure in the world of trends, this would be it. We predict that consumers will only demand more recycled materials and environmentally responsible flooring options for decades to come.
Environmentally responsible flooring options
So much so that just putting a green flooring in your home could increase resale value and reduce time to market.
Types of coatings for bathrooms
Large kitchen with gray rectangular tile floor
Vintage style kitchen tiles