2021 flooring trends

Exciting Flooring Trends in 2021

Hot Patterns This Year

Patterns and styles are trending more towards a natural look, with people opting for wood, stone and marble patterns. These natural patterns are great for airy homes and those with open floor plans, although even the open floor plan is starting to be pushed out as more people want their own space.

We’re also seeing a lot of decorative textures being used, which add fun, excitement and interest to a space.

We’re seeing a lot of great patterns come into play if you want a unique flooring option, such as:

  • Chevron
  • Herringbone
  • Wide planks

The color trend is also changing.

herringbone bathroom tile
gray flooring laminate bedroom

Lighter Colors are Trending

We’re seeing a lot of people choosing lighter colors for most flooring options. The colors are all neutral and are a good choice for bright rooms. A few of the most popular color options are:

  • Blonde
  • Gray
  • White

Blacks and whites are also coming slightly back in style, while cool tones and high variations are also trending. A lot of these lighter colors are good options for anyone that wants their flooring to stay in style.

These lighter colors rarely go out of style and won’t look dated in the future.

Floor colors will be reliant partially on the paint in each room and the wall colorings. When homeowners try to make a room look bigger, they’ll add in a combination of light colors on the floor, walls and ceiling, which give the room the appearance of being much larger than it is.

Light colors tend to make spaces look bigger and provide the antiquated look that a lot of homeowners are after.

Flooring Type Trends are Changing Somewhat

Carpet remains popular, but it’s not trending like a lot of the flooring options we’re seeing. The types of flooring that are trending are:

  • Engineered hardwood
  • Vinyl and Porcelain Tiles
  • Luxury Vinyl Planks

Laminate is not trending this year in the same way that it has in the past. A lot of people are opting for luxury vinyl, which has a beautiful look, great price and ideal properties for long-term usage.

vinyl plank flooring is a waterproof solution for any home

Textures That are Trending

Carpets and hard surfaces are both seeing new changes. Hard surfaces are trending towards aged textures that bring out a vintage feel in a home. Distressed and hand scraped woods are popular along with wire-brushed.

While people turn to these aged textures with their hard flooring, carpeting is seeing a lot of patterns and designs added to them.


Marble and limestone offer a chic look and are being chosen for tiling. There’s also an uptick in people choosing recycled glass tiles, called onyx tiles, because they provide the unique look that homeowners want in their homes.

Marble-look tiles are especially popular in bathrooms and kitchens this year because they create a sense of elegance in a room.

Longer Lengths and Wider Widths

Width widths and longer planks are being chosen for a few reasons. Fewer planks help speed up the installation process, which is never a bad thing. The planks also offer more space to see the natural patterns of wood or other flooring.

If you’re trying to make a space feel bigger, longer and wider boards will help, too.

Smaller kitchens do exceptionally well with these boards. Customers that are tired of the blend of different plank lengths will like these larger planks.

wide plank natural hardwood floor

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