Flooring trends for all types of flooring (carpet, hardwood, vinyl, laminate, and tile) change throughout the years as homeowners acquire new tastes. Additionally, new innovations allow for a large variety of flooring designs. Popular colors and textures come and go while others stick around for years. 2020 is bound to bring with it some new and exciting trends, along with some long-established ones. Without further ado, here’s what to look for if you’re considering new flooring in 2020!

Textured or distressed wood

One trend is flooring with imperfections including knots and distressed texturing. This also includes wire-brushed texturing and mineral streaks. These imperfections serve as part of the wood’s aesthetic and lend a natural feel. This Sella style from Anderston Tuftex (shown below) is an example of this look.

Sella textured hardwood from Anderson Tuftex

Bleached and blanched wood

More homeowners are steering away from opting for a glossy brown stain on their hardwood. A softer, whitewashed look is now gaining popularity in its place. The natural wood grain is still clearly visible, and you don’t lose the charm and beauty of natural wood with this finish. This Alabaster Walnut style from Floorte (shown below) is a perfect example.

Floorte alabaster walnut hardwood flooring

Distressed wood tile

While the distressed look has been around for quite some time now, it’s becoming even more popular in 2020 with other flooring types, including tile. This Timeworn style from Shaw’s Ceramic Solutions collection (shown below) is a good example. By opting for glazed porcelain tile, homeowners can enjoy the worn, warm look of hardwood with the durability and easy maintenance of tile.

timeworn distressed porcelain tile

Herringbone patterns

We’re all familiar with the basic side-by-side format of wood planks as they are usually installed. If you’re thinking of adding a decorative twist to any space in your home, consider installing hardwood in a herringbone pattern. Patterned flooring is officially “in” for 2020. Why design your layout to look the same as everyone else’s when you can choose a fun and unique pattern? See this Windsor style from the Anderson Hardwood Old World Herringbone collection below.

Anderson Tuftex windsor herringbone hardwood

Vintage black and white tile

Black and white patterned tile is making a comeback for 2020. This bold, graphic, and luxurious look lets homeowners have some fun with a classic, vintage look, as you can see below with the Onyx style from Shaw’s Revival Catalina collection.

Catalina Revival tile from Shaw

Natural colors

While unique installation patterns and bold tile patterns are becoming increasingly popular in 2020, bringing everything back to the basics and keeping it natural and simple is as popular as ever as more and more homeowners choose to focus on sustainability and consider ways to incorporate the outdoors into their homes. These natural colors can be reflected in all flooring types including carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and more. The London style below from Shaw perfectly captures this look in glazed porcelain tile.

natural tile in living room

Overall, we can expect a variety of interesting things for 2020. Homeowners are looking for special materials with enhanced functionality and unique style, from waterproof hardwood to boldly patterned tile. New and exciting is the trend, and it’s here to stay—and Flowers Flooring delivers the quality and variety homeowners demand.

Interested in getting started or learning more about flooring trends? Work with us! Flowers Flooring is a flooring sales and installation company based in Cornelius, NC. We service the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Denver, Kannapolis, Concord, and more. We have all flooring types including carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, hardwood restoration, and much more. Call (704) 445-7750 or use our website to schedule your free estimate!