7 Flooring Trends for 2022

Flooring trends are changing constantly, just like interior design, and we at Flooring Specialist understand the importance of keeping up with the latest designs while still achieving a timeless look for your home. 

As we head into 2022, we want to look at some of the biggest projected flooring trends for this year. 

1. Smoked Wood Flooring 

While all smoked wood looks different, typically smoke makes the wood darker toned and enhances the wood grain creating a luxurious-looking floor. This smokey, gray-toned wood trend is not at all surprising with the color gray taking over interior design over the last few years. These floors add character to your floors and have a unique look. They have the warmth of traditional hardwood but also have the trending rustic-edgy look.

 smoked wood flooring in modern apartment

2. Bleached Floors

Bleached floors are becoming increasingly popular amongst those who love a “clean,” “contemporary” look. The bleached look is achieved by using a chemical to take the stain off of the wood, and whitewashing the wood will give it a brighter, white look, while still highlighting the natural grain of the wood. This wood trend is perfect for a busy room where you want the floors to look beautiful but not distract from the rest of the room and is perfect for a more minimalistic place.

bleached floor example

3. Patterned Wood Floors 

Patterned wood floors are a fun way to add a unique touch to your space. It makes any room more elegant,  elevating the traditional wood floor.  This patterned floor trend has been popular for a while now, but in 2022, we are going to see a new look for it! This year, we will be seeing more of a herringbone pattern specifically, especially in kitchens and bathrooms!

4. Natural Colors 

Natural colors and finishes are here to stay this year. Proving to be popular in 2021, natural, unfinished floors are the look of the future and are a preferred look by many customers. The natural unstained wood brings the outside, in. It creates a more neutral space that is easy to decorate with and provides the perfect base for both an eclectic and minimalist look. This type of flooring is also great for open-floor plans as it helps keep the space airy.

5. Rustic Textures

Rustic textures, while a term that encompasses a few different looks, is something that we will be seeing more this year. They allow a customer to bring nature into their space while adding depth and dimension to a room. These floors can be styled in various ways, but are seemingly popular in cottages, farmhouses, and other spaces where the “natural look is preferred.” 

6. LVP

Luxury Vinyl Plank, or LVP, is taking over the laminate flooring trend of the past. This type of flooring, compared to laminate, is more durable, better quality, and is waterproof. It is also a good way to achieve the various looks of hardwood floors without the same cost.

7. Hybrid Flooring

Hybrid flooring is one of the newer trends. With technological advancements in the flooring industry, these floors were created to bring in the benefits of LVP and real wood flooring. Hybrid floors are 1 millimeter of real wood as a top layer, with a solid core backing. It is water-resistant, durable, and resistant to many types of damage such as scratches and dents. This type of flooring is sure to be increasingly used as it provides an affordable solution to wanting the wood floor look, but not wanting the upkeep or costs of a wood floor. 

Why these trends?

Hardwood is one of the forms of flooring that is never likely to go out of style, with its many benefits. However, just like anything else, hardwood floors are not resistant to changing times and trends. Many people are tired of the traditional wood look and want something that has more character, so these flooring options are popular choices. Homeowners are looking for new and unique ways to customize their space, something that the 2022 flooring trends offer. 

At Flooring Specialist, we can help you determine which trends work best for your space and vision! Contact us today and let us help you create your dream home.