2021 Flooring Trends
2020 has undoubtedly been a year to remember, and if you’re like a lot of homeowners who spent time furloughed or working from home this year, you probably got some ideas on how to spruce up your living space in the new year. After all, when you’re home more often, the small details you might otherwise miss become readily apparent to you.
In this sense, the housebound months spent binging HGTV shows might have been a blessing in disguise. Maybe you’ve grown tired of looking at the visible stains on the carpet in the living room, courtesy of your quarantine puppy.
Perhaps you’re annoyed that your old hardwood has become scuffed or water-stained over the years. Maybe you never got around to updating your flooring at all since you first moved in and have decided that 2021 will be the year you take the plunge.
This is easily the most popular flooring trend of the new decade. A long-standing association with rusticity has made hardwood a trendy look for the young couple or bachelor living in a fixer-upper, especially when paired with a touch of elegance—like a chandelier or a vintage rolled-arm settee.
The most affordable option on the market, laminate flooring, has stood the test of time for a reason: it’s durable, can withstand considerable wear and tear, and at least in 2021, looks just as stylish as traditional hardwood. Laminate actually has a fiberboard core made from wood by-products.
For many years, vinyl was viewed as a cheap, sometimes tacky flooring option, but no longer! Luxury vinyl has certainly changed their reputation. Not only is it a stunning and durable choice for flooring, it is easy to install, making it a DIY-er’s dream flooring option.
Tile and Stone
For bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways, tile floors are the most low-maintenance option. With various patterns, styles, and textures to choose from, there is almost certainly something available that will match your existing décor.
If you’re interested in a home renovation project that is cost-effective and relatively simple to complete during the long winter months ahead, switching up your current flooring is a great way to quickly and easily enhance the overall appearance of your home. Whether you’re an old pro at flooring installation or this is your first time, we recommend calling a professional for a free in-home estimate.