The top flooring trends for 2020

Date posted: 01/05/20

As 2019 has drawn to a close, it is time to take a look at the biggest interiors trends in 2020. What will be the hottest looks in flooring over the coming months and what have we seen the last of for the time being?

Neutrals and natural tones

Bright colours have been hugely popular in interiors over the last couple of years; however, 2020 will be much more about neutral shades and colours found in nature. Expect to see wood and laminate flooring going back to basics, with less of the more extreme shades that have been popular recently. You will still find plenty of variety, but flooring trends are moving towards a more natural finish. Vinyls in wood and natural stone finishes will be popular.

It’s all about the texture

The rustic trend shows no signs of disappearing any time soon, with manufacturers increasingly working with different textures to give customers the chance to add interest to their flooring. It doesn’t matter whether you opt for hardwood, laminate or vinyl, as you will notice a bigger variety in texture and finish than over the past few years. The distressed trend is still very popular and you will find plenty of flooring using reclaimed materials or mimicking the appearance of reclaimed wood.

Trends in carpet

As with flooring generally, you can expect to see a greater shift towards neutral tones and fewer of the vibrant colours that have been everywhere lately. You may also notice a shift towards sustainability, with many manufacturers looking to dramatically reduce their environmental impact. Carpets made using recycled materials are becoming increasingly common; what’s more, you will notice brands talking more and more about their eco-friendly credentials as they attempt to convince customers they are doing their bit in the fight to halt climate change.

Little change in bathroom flooring trends

While there is expected to be a slight shift towards more luxurious bathroom flooring – think tiles and high-end, luxury vinyl flooring– trends in bathroom flooring tend to be less fluid than in other rooms of the home. Water-resistant laminate, vinyl and tile are found in almost all bathrooms in the UK, which will stay the same. The geometric patterns so popular over the last two years might start to become less so as homeowners return to more traditional neutral and natural designs, but there won’t be any major shifts.