Keep your home up-to-date starting with your floor. Use this guide to the hottest 2020 flooring trends and find durable, stylish flooring ideas that will stay trendy for years to come.
Fumed Wood Flooring
Almost all types of wood flooring undergo some kind of staining to give them the desired final finish. Fumed wood flooring gets its rich colour and grain without having to get any sort of staining. Instead, the wood is put through a process called fuming.
This involves placing the wood in a chamber where airborne ammonia is then released. The wood reacts with the ammonia and undergoes a colour change. The reaction does not always result in the exact same changes.
The distressed floor style has been around for quite a while but has become even more popular just recently. Next year, expect to see more homeowners opt for that luxury aged look in their flooring.
Distressed flooring undergoes artificial ageing and styling processes that give it a slightly worn finish. It works best for spaces where a beautiful rustic look is desired.
In preparing distressed wood flooring, various actions are taken depending on the degree and style of “distress” desired. The edges of each wood plank are hand-scraped, swirl and kerf markings are added to imitate historic wood and the planks are brushed to remove glossing and give them a soft worn texture.
Wood Flooring Pretty Patterns
All of us are very familiar with your basic side by side format of wood pieces laid on a floor –a description that often relegates them to practical rather than decorative uses.
But if you have been thinking of adding a unique twist to one of the spaces in your home, you can now add patterned wood layouts back to your list of stylish flooring options.
2020 brings with it a new look. Specifically, we are seeing an increase of Chevron or Herringbone-pattern designs in homeowners kitchens, bathrooms and more. Patterned floors are officially here, and you should not miss out.
Reclaimed Barn Wood Tiles
Technology has become so good that manufacturers can replicate the exact look of real wood onto the tile surfaces. This makes it almost impossible to differentiate the tile from real wood.
We might even see multi-toned tiles to give a space more character. For more “wood” authenticity, these tiles will have a directional finish, resembling that of real barn wood.
Tiles that look like wood provide homeowners with much more variety when determining their flooring options. No longer do you have to resort to traditional hardwood to achieve that warm and cosy feel to your home. With faux tiles, you get the design benefits of a hardwood floor while also enjoying the functional advantages of tile flooring.
Bringing everything back to the basics and keeping it natural and simple will be a fundamental aspect of the next decade. With an increasing focus on sustainability and ways to incorporate the outdoors into the interiors.
The trend of natural colours will stay for some time. The simplicity and cosiness of the natural woods will create soothing luxury most people look for.