2020 has been an unusual year. As a nation, and in fact, throughout the world, we have spent more time at home than ever before. And this intensity of time in our own space has caused many of us to look for home renovation projects to fill our tile. 2020 flooring trends are there to give us inspiration and help with these projects. This blog will look at the styles and flooring types that promise to fill your Pinterest boards and keep you occupied as you recreate their charm in your own home.

Waterproof alternatives

When styling bathrooms and kitchens, the choices have long been limited. However, 2020 is the year where style is refusing to stand back in favour of practicality. Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) breach the barrier between laminate and moisture-rich rooms. They are made from a higher quality standard than traditional sheet vinyl and have a more compressed design which makes each tile thinner. Available in a wide range of colours and styles, homeowners can now choose to bring the beauty of wood into their bathroom without risking movement or stone without that cold, frost-nipped feeling on Winter mornings.

Environmentally-responsible flooring

Sustainability and environmentally-friendly are no longer buzz words or part of a passing trend. Focusing on the impact that products we purchase are having on the world around us has become more of a passion product in later years and flooring is certainly no exception. Recycled flooring, including wooden panels, tiles and carpets are some of those entering popular trends in 2020. And the prediction is that this focus on sustainability in flooring will only continue.

Wood-effect flooring

There’s something about wooden flooring that makes a room look elegant, premium and effortlessly stylish. But, regardless of all it’s aesthetic benefits, wood isn’t the right material for every space. Excessive moisture, such as that found in kitchens or bathrooms can cause it to warp or become damaged. And, with the expense that solid hardwood flooring creates, people are searching for alternatives. Again, LVT tiles are a firm favourite – offering high water resistance and the chance to customise the look to fit your wood-loving needs.

Chevron/herringbone flooring

These zig-zagged tiles have risen in popularity in bathrooms and kitchens. Now they move on to our floors, bringing back styles from the 18th century. The labour here is extensive – each tile has to be laid individually and at the exact angle to make the look work. But my, does it look amazing when it all goes to plan. While this may be a passing trend, it’s something that people are gravitating to when looking to make a statement in any space.

Textured flooring

While brand new flooring has a certain allure, our obsession with vintage and aged just can’t stay away. And that’s why more and more people are seeking options that look, and feel, used. Some brands are turning to methods such as hand scraping, wire brushing and distressing floors once they are laid to give this effect. Giving character to any room, this trend is also ideal in environments where dirt is high – the perfect disguise.

Here at Virtuoso Flooring, we recognise the importance of creating a trend-driven and beautiful home. Whether you’re looking for Luxury Carpets, Vinyl Flooring, Laminate Flooring, LVT tiles or Wooden Flooring, you’ll find it all on our website. Request a call back or contact us today for more information.