Dec 28, 2020 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Durable wood-look vinyl, rectangular modern tiles, and matte hardwood floors are just a few of the beautiful trends that 2020 brought to many homes, but what will the flooring trends of 2021 bring? As the experts in flooring, we’ve got a few ideas on 2021’s top flooring trends, and we’re giving you an exclusive sneak peek right here!
Whether it’s a new hue, a different size, or a coarser wood grain, subtle style changes make all the difference when it comes to selecting on-trend flooring for your space. That’s why we’re revealing the top flooring trends for 2021 in every style, including some of our favorite products from our Trending 10, and providing you with the info you need to prepare for a brand-new flooring install in 2021. What better way to start the new year?
When it comes to the natural beauty of wood, there’s no mistaking that it’s been around for many years. In fact, the timeless look of wood is one trend that shows no signs of slowing, with even more natural grained and distressed floors expected to be popular in 2021. Styles range from modern to traditional and can be easily dressed up or down, depending on the home’s interior design.
What do we mean by natural wood graining and distressing? We’re talking about flooring styles that show off the raw beauty of wood or wood-looks, with visible wood graining, mineral streaks, and light stains. Hydrotek H2O’s Anchor Warf in Desert Sand (pictured above) is just one stunning example of wood flooring that demonstrates just how beautiful it is with its subtle natural graining and color. It’s a perfect product for any home looking for the perfect touch of modern simplicity, along with features like waterproof technology that make it ideal for busy homes.
Arguably just as beautiful but unique in its own right, Mirror Lake Performance Flooring in Enchanted Lake (pictured below) shows off just the right amount of wood graining and raw wood character with its convincing wood-look appearance. This laminate flooring is a favorite for 2021 because of its ability to be installed in accident-prone homes or homes with children.
As far as distressed wood-looks, any flooring that shows off natural wood knots, wood character lines, or looks like it has aged will make waves this year. Rustic River’s Harrison Trail* (below) displays a beautiful combination of these elements with its worn appearance, varying shades of dark brown knots, and character.
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Lastly, rounding out our collection of gorgeous natural graining and distressed wood-look flooring is Gentry Highlands – Eagles Nest by Invincible H2O shown below. More of a worn, barn wood gray tone, this luxury vinyl will prove to be a top choice for its trendy style and timeless appearance.
As spending time at home becomes more popular and ever-present, it’s important to have flooring that can handle the common mishaps of daily life. Thankfully, as flooring technology evolves, so do the impressive features that are available. We predict that durable, waterproof vinyl styles will be a product choice that shouldn’t be missed in 2021, as these styles focus on the features that families need most: water-resistance, durability, and a long-lasting, timeless appearance. Pictured below, Invincible XT’s Ralston Creek in the color Charleston is just one of the many durable, waterproof vinyl styles on the market today that is sure to delight homes in 2021. Its reddish hue, striking wood-look, and wide 9-inch planks will not only dazzle with their convenient features but also with their elegant appearance that will complement any design style.
It doesn’t have to be complicated to be in style, and that’s why one thing that stays constant year after year is the love of neutral carpets. Timeless, classic, and always in style, carpet colors in shades of gray, beige, and nude are sure to be top choices this year. Whether it’s a desire to change furniture or décor often or a flooring that makes the perfect canvas for various home styles, neutral carpet colors prove their worthiness and make our list of 2021 flooring trends. Seen below, Resista 3.0’s Glendale in Reliance (top) is a prime example of neutral carpet that will make a statement this year, as its delicate pattern shows off a tasteful light gray color that is trendy but also classic. Another addition to the neutral carpet trend is Resista 3.0’s Lafayette Square in the color Performer (bottom). Creamy hues and gray lines complement each other, while a simple, straight-lined pattern adds a touch of modernity to any space. With so many beautiful neutral carpet products, there’s no reason not to jump in and choose one for your home this year!
This year, bolder carpet patterns and styles are on the rise when it comes to top flooring trends. Making a statement with carpet is the perfect way to elevate a home’s style and appearance, and there’s no better way to do that than with a pattern or unique color. Try multi-dimensional octagons, squares, or lattice for a more modern look, or go simple with curved lines. For the perfect combination of pattern, color, and softness, check out Branden Pier by Tigressa Cherish pictured below (top). The arabesque shape achieves a trendy appearance for a flooring product that will wow any guest. Plus, its neutral color checks the box for our neutral carpet color trend, too! Not looking to go too over the top but still want a unique look? Innovia Touch’s Sweetheart Plus in the color Midnight (bottom) is a bolder, darker neutral thanks to its deep gray color with flecks of lighter fibers. It would surely add a moody, one-of-a-kind element to any space.
For a simple modern look that endures ever-changing trends, concrete flooring, or concrete-look flooring is an excellent choice, and that’s why it made our list of 2021’s flooring trends. Not only does its gray color match today’s top trending flooring colors, but its polished look makes a home feel modern and refined. Whether you go with genuine concrete flooring finished in a unique color, or you choose a concrete-look tile like Bel Terra’s Concrete Look is up to you, but one thing is for certain – this cool, collected flooring trend is here to stay.
If you’re considering upgrading the flooring in your home this year, look no further than your local Carpet One Floor & Home, where our local experts can help you find the perfect flooring this year. Looking for more flooring inspiration? Check out our blog to get more ideas!