Image Credit - Lusso
Ready to tackle that dream remodel project? 2022 is an exciting time for homeowners who want to make a space their own. Lifestyle has become more of hustling than resting - that is why comfort is the priority when designing your home this year. As you work on a fresh look for your living space, you’ll join hundreds of thousands of people who have the same idea.
Creating a homely and cosy environment has become a key focus in home design. When it comes to home renovations, choosing the right flooring makes a huge impact and dramatically alters how your property looks and feels whenever someone enters it.
Flooring trends are here for 2022, updating your home with new materials, methods, and moods. Choose a material that suits your space in function and style - there are plenty of options, from wood to concrete and carpet and tiles, with innumerable variations within each category.
Picking the best material for your home can be overwhelming. To help you get started, we’ve outlined all of the top flooring trends that offer very little maintenance but seem to be gaining the most recognition this year. This overview will help pinpoint types, tones, and finishes, assisting you in finalising a floor design that is modern and stylish.
Image Credit (left to right) - Unknown, Digs Digs
Being more environmentally friendly is incredibly important for us all to grasp in 2022. Cork flooring is stylish, sustainable, and could save you money on your heating bills this year - for us Brits, this is music to our ears, especially after the recent rise in energy bills.
Cork is eco-friendly because it's harvested from the same tree for 100-300 years, and the harvesting has little impact on the environment, unlike hardwood which relies on cutting down trees. This type of flooring has been available for some time, but it is only in recent years it has risen in popularity as all its benefits have become widely known.
Homeowners are increasingly choosing cork floors because it’s incredibly versatile. No wonder it’s having a revival! It is warm underfoot, it's a natural insulator, and it’s a sustainable choice. So it is easy to see why cork is the perfect environmentally friendly, renewable, and sustainable material.
Image Credit (left to right) - Florim, Alina Gordienko
There has been a growing flooring trend for patterns or mix and match tiles as people seek for more individual looks to express themselves. Custom floor patterns are a big trend we’re seeing, creating unique designs with a mix of colours or materials - the only limit is your imagination.
Patterned flooring increases visual interest in a home’s high-traffic areas, like hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms. But lately, we’re seeing bespoke patterned floors taking over more formal spaces, such as the living room and dining area.
If replacing your floor is out-of-the-question but you want a way to upgrade for a wow factor, then why not introduce a gorgeous patterned Persian or Oriental rug. Rugs are a convenient way to add visual interest to your floors without breaking the bank. Here are some of our patterned favourites.
Image Credit (left to right) - Amitico, Jean Stoffer
Luxury Vinyl has been gaining popularity as new advances in technology have allowed vinyl to imitate tile and wood with impressive accuracy. The regular vinyl tile was unattractive, too rigid, and prone to tears: responding to feedback - luxury vinyl tile was born.
Regular vinyl is thin and hard, whereas luxury vinyl is much softer underfoot - that’s because luxury vinyl uses several layers sandwiched together. Vinyl is known for its durability, easy application, and removal process, making it a favourite among renters.
Also called LVT, these are the pinnacle of vinyl flooring quality, with extreme durability in a gorgeous package. So, those looking for classic hardwood flooring or tiling now have the option to have a similar effect for a much lower cost. There are so many styles and finishes available now, it’s easy to find something that will match your decor.
Image Credit (left to right) - Studio 125, Mar Plus Ask
Concrete floors are one of the hottest trends in interior design right now. The unconventional application of the material has been around for some time - but with more homes adopting sleek, minimal aesthetics, the deep-hued concrete canvas provides a peerless base.
Concrete flooring may not sound luxurious and appealing, but it's remarkably versatile and looks incredible. It typically has a more natural appearance and frequently comes in a choice of finishes: smooth and polished, pitted, raw, brushed and raked, or stone effect.
It’s cheaper than hardwood, highly durable and low-maintenance. Concrete is quickly making its way into people’s homes this year to add subtle texture to the aesthetics of a space.