2020 was quite a year, to say the least. With more of us at home, it has become prime time for home improvements. Are you ready to refresh your home with new floors? Take a look at what’s trending in the flooring world for 2021.
Engineered hardwood has always been a favorite for its brilliant finishes, colors, textures, and layered construction that resists weathering. Over the years, color trends have run the gamut from blondes to ebonies. This year, we’re seeing more middle-of-the-road (or Goldilocks) shades take center stage. These wood stains are “just right” for any decor from modern to rustic. In addition, interest is added to neutral shades with textured planks and laying wood in patterns like chevron, herringbone, or on a diagonal. Wood borders and framing are also rising in popularity.
One of the biggest trends this year has actually been around a very long time: terra cotta tiles. The variations, colors, and patterns in terra cotta are unparalleled and give fabulous European flare to entryways, mud rooms, and kitchens. Along these same lines, vintage or graphic-patterned tiles add old-world charm or an unexpected twist to contemporary décor. Also in line with patterned tile is tile laid in patterns: basic, solid-colored tile that is laid in stripes, chevron, diamonds, herringbone, etc.
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
LVP or “waterproof floors” are the hottest flooring category today. These floors can go anywhere in your home, from basement to bedroom, without any worry of messes or moisture. LVP is easy to install and clean and comes in a variety of wood and tile looks. LVP is continuing to evolve into wider and longer planks with textures and features making them more realistic-looking than ever.
Carpet continues to be a design staple in people’s homes. At the forefront for 2021 are natural, sustainable fibers like wool, sisal, and jute. Earthy and jewel tones that evoke thoughts of nature and warmth are popular. Bold colors, bright patterns, and a sense of maximalism add pizzazz and style to even neutral decor. Plush textures like velvet and chunky loops give a space a cozy sense of comfort and fun.
Whatever flooring you’re looking for this year, we’ve got it at Ted’s Abbey Carpet and Floor. Give us a call for a free in-home consultation! 256-231-0008.