We may be a few months into 2020, but there’s never been a better time to invest in an overdue home renovation. Flooring is one of the most immediate focal points in a room, so it’s crucial to address if wear is starting to show. Our Calgary flooring store is the perfect place to start looking for an upgrade. As this can be a pretty daunting task, we’ve compiled a list of ten flooring trends for you to consider before making that big decision.
Carpet remains on-trend thanks to improved technology, making it softer and more durable than that of the past. It’s kid-friendly features make it an excellent choice for families, particularly in bedrooms, playrooms, and living areas. Colour trends include flint grey, pastel blue, and pale pink (perhaps opt for a darker shade in kids’ rooms though, just in case of spills)! Our carpet store in Calgary has a great selection for you to choose from.
2. Cool-coloured hardwood
Hardwood flooring has been a hit for a while now. So what’s new with it in 2020? The colour trend favours cooler tones of brown, gray, and white-wash, while narrow planks make way for wider planks that elongate rooms, particularly in smaller spaces.
3. Eco-friendly finishes
As people become more environmentally conscious, we’re seeing eco-friendly finishes increase in popularity. Customers want a finish with low VOCs (volatile compounds) and non-toxic oils to create a healthier indoor environment for their family.
4. Natural materials
As with eco-friendly finishes, homeowners are also searching for sustainable flooring options. Natural wood floors made from renewable and recyclable materials tick all the environmentally-friendly boxes.
5. Textured flooring
Texture refers to the grain patterns found in planks, such as knots and whorls, which can dramatically change the appearance of the floor. Planks with distressed grain patterns are a hit with householders who favour a rustic look, similar to handscraped designs that add rough and authentic wear and tear to planks. Wirebrushed looks, on the other hand, add a subtle pattern for a smoother finish.
6. Bleached wood
Many homeowners are moving away from traditional brown wood floors and favouring a softer, ash-white look. The process involves bleaching the floor to remove the artificial stain colour while still retaining the wood floor’s natural beauty.
7. Wood patterns
Expect unique flooring patterns and irregular planks widths to be the range in 2020. People are thinking creatively and embracing patterns like herringbone, chevron, and checker for their new wood floor.
8. Black and white tiles
Making an anticipated comeback, 2020 sees the iconic black and white tiles return in a much more luxurious way. Adding a burst of nostalgia to a contemporary interior, they instantly make a bold statement when you enter a room.
9. Stone look
Lookalike floors like stone have been a growing trend for a while. Not only are they an accessible and affordable alternative, but they also look incredibly like the real thing. Stone lookalikes on the rise for 2020 include minimalist slate and stylish marble.
10. Waterproof flooring
Everyone wants a functional floor that also looks great. With that, we’ve seen waterproof flooring surge due to technology nailing the look and durability. Find waterproof laminate, vinyl, and even carpet - a perfect solution for your wet-prone areas.
Although these flooring ideas are also trends, they show no signs of slowing down. Need some advice? Get in touch with one of our friendly flooring advisers who will be happy to talk about the different products we stock. At Home Flooring Design Centre, we’re committed to finding the floor that’s right for you.