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Flooring trends 2022: The hottest materials and styles for every room

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flooring trends 2022 for living room

If you’re planning to renovate your home this year, you need to keep up with the hottest flooring trends in 2022. After all, there’s no point in updating the entire space but going with passé flooring. Going with the latest styles can make your home look contemporary and fresh.

But with all the options available, we understand how overwhelming it can be to make the right choice. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top flooring trends in 2022. We’ve included the most popular materials, patterns, finishes, and even colours for every room.

Let’s dive in!

flooring trends 2022: wide planks

Flooring trends 2022: Colours, patterns, and finishes

Flooring trends move a little slower compared to other building design trends, but you still have to be careful of the patterns and colours you choose. 

This will help you make the most out of your investment because high-quality, on-trend flooring boosts the value of your home.

Here are the top trends in 2022:

Wide planks

Wide planks have been on trend for a number of years now. In fact, they’re so popular that narrow wood planks have become outdated. Most people go for wider planks since the extra width creates an illusion of a larger space.

wide planks in dining room

Parquet flooring

Parquet flooring in herringbone or chevron patterns has been gaining traction over the past couple of years. We’re not surprised as to why – after all, the fun patterns add a unique character to the building design. In particular, parquet flooring in grey and beige tones are on-trend.

flooring trends 2022: grey parquet flooring

Grey or white-stained flooring

Grey or white-stained flooring gives off a more modern vibe compared to the traditional dark wood stain. They also pair well with contemporary furniture pieces.

flooring trends 2022: grey stain

Designer tiles

This year, more and more people have been wanting to add character and charm to their homes. A way to do that is by incorporating intricately designed tiles in Moroccan or art deco styles. Hexagonal or arabesque-shaped tiles are also popular.

flooring trends 2022: designer hexagonal tiles

Checkered floors

You heard that right: checkered floors are back in style! Traditionally, checkered floors were popular in kitchens and bathrooms, but now designers have been experimenting with using checkered floors in other parts of the house, like the living room. We suggest using large or oversized tiles so that the pattern won’t look too busy or overwhelming.

flooring trends 2022: checkered floor in living room

Coloured tile grout

Vibrantly coloured grout is also a relevant new addition to flooring trends. They come in a wide range of colours, like blue, green, pink, and orange. Gold-coloured grout, in particular, is extremely popular and attractive because it lends a high-end feel to any space.

flooring trends 2022: gold grout

Living room flooring trends 2022

When picking living room flooring, it’s good to choose materials that are durable enough to withstand a constant stream of traffic. It should also be comfortable and warm on the feet. Here are your top options:

Reclaimed hardwood

Oak, maple, and cherry hardwood continue to be the king of living room flooring. But in 2022, it’s more important to look for sustainable, eco-friendly options when it comes to building materials. 

So, if you want durable and quality flooring without harming the environment, look for stores that offer reclaimed hardwood flooring. These are planks that were salvaged from other homes or buildings and may be refitted into new homes.

flooring trends 2022: oak hardwood floor

Engineered hardwood

Engineered wood flooring looks quite similar to solid wood flooring, but is made from plywood coated with a thin layer of hardwood. It has good resistance to warping and requires less timber to produce.

Just a word of caution, though: engineered hardwood may be cheaper than solid hardwood flooring but it can only be sanded and refinished once because the wood surface is thin. It’s still expected to last a couple of decades, but not a full century.

flooring trends 2022: hardwood flooring

Bamboo

Bamboo flooring is a durable and sustainable option for wood flooring. Depending on how it’s manufactured, it can be as strong as oak. Plus, you can pick from a wide range of grains and colours.

bamboo flooring 2022: bamboo flooring

SPC Vinyl

Stone plastic composite (SPC) vinyl is an affordable and durable flooring option. Unlike older vinyl flooring options, new types of luxury vinyl can mimic natural and traditional planks. They’re also waterproof and easy to clean. If you have toddlers or small children, SPC vinyl should be one of your top choices.

flooring trends 2022: vinyl

Cork flooring

Cork flooring is perfect for homes where natural and earthier tones abound. Aside from being sustainable and inexpensive, cork flooring can also improve the acoustics of the room.

cork flooring in living room

Carpet tiles

Wall-to-wall carpeting may have fallen out of fashion, but that doesn’t mean you have to write off carpeting completely. Modular rugs or carpet tiles come in a wide range of colours and are excellent at adding a casual and comforting vibe to your living room.

flooring trends 2022: carpet tiles

Bedroom flooring trends 2022

Bedrooms don’t get as much foot traffic as other parts of the house, so durability isn’t the number one consideration. Instead, when choosing flooring options for bedrooms, you should prioritise comfort, luxury, and warmth. Here are some of the top options:

White oak

Same with the previous years, hardwood floors still reign supreme for bedrooms. Not only are they gorgeous and elegant, but they also add value to a home.

To bring traditional hardwood flooring to the contemporary era, consider staining them in white. This goes incredibly well with bright and airy Nordic or Japandi-style interiors.

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flooring trends 2022: white oak in bedroom

Carpet

Carpets offer insulation, warmth, and comfort. If you want to make your bedroom as cosy as possible, don’t rule out carpets completely. They’re available in a range of modern designs and colours that won’t cramp your style.

carpet flooring in bedroom

Laminate

Laminate flooring is a less expensive alternative to hardwood. It’s made from a layer of printed plastic bonded to a core plywood layer. 

If you’re iffy about using laminate flooring because it’s “faux wood,” consider comparing laminate flooring planks to natural hardwood planks. The technology for making laminate flooring has come a long way since the ‘70s, and modern laminate flooring looks much more convincing than it used to.

Aside from being economical, laminate is easy to care for and install. Design options are also endless. If you’re thinking of options for a child’s playroom or a rental property, laminate flooring may be a strong contender.

laminate flooring in bedroom

Rubber

Rubber bedroom flooring is suitable for toddlers’ bedrooms. The texture is soft and bouncy, so it’s less likely to cause injury. Rubber is also suitable for people with vulnerable joints since they’re easier on the knees.

Bathroom flooring trends 2022

Picking the right type of bathroom flooring is crucial not only for aesthetic reasons but also for safety. Bathroom tiles should be slip-resistant, durable, and easy to maintain. But even though practicality is number one, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. 

Here are some attractive, on-trend, and bathroom-friendly options:

Textured tiles

Textured bathroom flooring isn’t just visually appealing, it’s also excellent at preventing bathroom floors from becoming slippery. Textured mosaic tiles, in particular, are perfect for modern walk-in showers.

Large-format tiles

If you have a small bathroom, large-format tiles are an ideal choice. These tiles measure more than 60 cm or more on at least one side. Aside from their huge size, they have narrower grout lines, creating a cleaner and more connected space.

Marble

Marble has long been the most popular flooring for bathrooms. It’s an elegant flooring material that’s perfect for creating a spa-like environment. They come in an interesting range of patterns and are great at adding visual interest to your bathroom. 

marble bathroom flooring

Marble-looking porcelain or ceramic tiles

Let’s face it: not everyone can afford marble, but having a marble bathroom is a dream for many people. That’s why marble-effect porcelain or ceramic tiles are really trending this year. They replicate the look of real marble at a fraction of the cost. What’s more, they’re resistant to staining and are easy to clean.

Waterproof vinyl

Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) are waterproof and easy to clean. They also have a wood-like finish, allowing you to achieve a warm and cosy look in your bathroom.

Kitchen flooring trends 2022

Selecting the right type of flooring for one’s kitchen can be daunting since the material you choose needs to strike a balance between style and practicality. 

After all, kitchen floors often suffer heavy wear due to heavy foot traffic and occasional spills. Despite that, kitchen floors need to be attractive and stylish, since they have a dramatic effect on the overall building design. 

Here are some of the most popular kitchen flooring trends in 2022:

Large-format flagstone

Natural flagstone flooring has a classic appearance that’s perfect for traditional kitchen styles. We recommend going for large-format flagstone tiles, which can work well for all kitchen sizes.

Sandstone

Sandstone is another trending flooring option. It’s hardwearing and provides a textured grip, making it ideal for kitchens. Its classic beige colour also makes it ideal for houses with a modern country building design.

If you’re opting for sandstone, keep in mind that it will need to be sealed regularly to prevent it from absorbing water. This will prevent it from getting stained or scratched.

flooring trends 2022: sandstone

Stone or wood-look porcelain

Porcelain flooring is an excellent choice for houses with a modern building design. It’s made from a mixture of clay and sand that’s pressurised and produced at high temperatures. This method makes porcelain tiles more durable and water-resistant compared to regular ceramic tiles.

Newer porcelain tiles mimic the look of natural stone or wood. That makes them a stylish and durable flooring option. With these, you can achieve the classic and charming look of natural materials, without having to worry about sealing your floor regularly.

Hardwood

Hardwood is always a strong contender, especially when designing a kitchen and living room with an open-plan layout. Using hardwood for both rooms creates continuity and warmth throughout the space.

However, keep in mind that hardwood floors are not waterproof, but can become water-resistant with the proper finish. Make sure to clean spills as soon as possible to ensure that the material lasts. 

This year, we’re seeing a lot of kitchens with hardwood planks in herringbone patterns. Distressed finishes are also quite popular.

Laminate

These days, you can find waterproof laminate flooring, which is more suitable for kitchens compared to traditional laminate. These planks are made from a solid, waterproof core, getting rid of their susceptibility to water.

Being a cheaper alternative to hardwood, laminate flooring adds warmth and elegance to any space. Try looking for laminate planks in grey or light colours, since these go well with modern home designs.

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Natural concrete

Natural concrete isn’t just for industrial-style homes anymore. This material can be polished and stained in a variety of colours, making it appropriate for any building design. It’s particularly suited for kitchens because it’s extremely durable and easy to clean.

Make sure to consult a structural engineer before using natural concrete on upper floors, since concrete can significantly weigh down the space.

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When planning your next home renovation project, it’s best to look up the latest trends. Not only is this a smart strategy if you’re renovating for profit, but it’s also an excellent way to make your home look and feel as fresh and contemporary as possible.

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