Does your floor make your feet feel happy, comfortable, and stylish? 2022 is shaping up to be a year of bringing back the classic styles and combining them with pizazz. Let’s discuss 5 ways to renovate your flooring and make your visitors feel happy to stand on your floor.
Let’s start with a bold trend in 2022, arranging planks and or tiles in a variety of colors into a patterned floor. Traditionally, a technique used mostly in bathrooms, it is now being used in any area where the homeowner wants some added interest. A wild personality can run free on colorful patterned tiles because manufacturers today are not just offering monochrome options. The hybrid look is now unlimited because manufacturers produce many styles in the same thickness. This facilitates the merging of drastically different-looking materials. For example, a wood parquet with hexagonal patterned tile. Homeowners can experiment with combinations of flooring without needing transitional pieces where the edges merge. You can get creative with expressing the different functions of rooms. Or just make something fun to spark the kid’s imagination. Luxury vinyl flooring can be combined in a wide assortment of colors and patterns.
Recycled Aged and Distressed Wood in Various Plank Widths
Distressed wood is rising in popularity. It is designed to have a slightly worn and aged look. It is often combined with a whitewashed color pallet where some muted color can be seen coming from underneath, which is often our old friend beige. Do you desire a rustic look? It is available in a huge selection of engineered wood, luxury vinyl plank, and laminate products that come in traditional 5” planks, modern 7 ½” planks, and large 9 ½” width planks.
The Classic Look of Porcelain and Stone
Porcelain and stone flooring in matte or glossy are making a comeback in 2022. Although often not just in the traditional materials, today you can get luxury vinyl and laminate versions that are much more economical to install. Do you want a floor that the kids can slide across in their socks?
Creative Installation Methods
What direction do you want to run the floor? Parallel to the primary light source is the standard. For example, observe the direction of the daytime sun in the room and lay out the planks lengthwise with the light. Another consideration is to guide your visitor’s first impression of the room by running the planks length-wise from the front door. One of the popular trends today is to unify the flooring by installing the same flooring throughout each level. Open floorplans are very popular, people today are choosing to have the entryway, kitchen, dining, and living room all open to each other to create a big space for entertaining. You can accentuate the open look by running the flooring parallel to the longest distance between walls. Another approach is to separate areas with herringbone, basketweave, ashlar, and stagger patterns. Or, try diagonal planks to create interest and guide a visitor’s attention.
Health is trending with manufacturers like SLCC offering FloorScore certified products that meet strict AQMD air quality standards to give you the comfort of knowing your flooring will be free from VOCs and free from harmful phthalates. CARB II compliance in the manufacturing process is also trending, which helps protect the environment.
Choose an Expert Installer
A foundational part of any room remodel is the flooring. When it is time to renovate your floors be sure to contact Saddleback Carpet & Flooring for a free in-home consultation and measure. We have a large showroom in Mission Viejo and want to help you see the options you have available. We are happy to help you strike the perfect balance between budget and design. 100% customer satisfaction, and happy feet standing on quality flooring is our goal. It is easy to get started, contact us today and we will bring samples so you can see how new flooring would improve your home.