Upcoming Flooring Trends 2020
With the turn of the New Year, we take a little look into the upcoming trends for flooring in 2020. Some continuing trends take centre stage such as Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT). There is also a large shift in the consumer market pointing towards the importance of the quality and performance of flooring products.
LVT Still on Top
LVT or Luxury Vinyl Tiles still appear to be a very strong product in the marketplace. Wood effect planks are the most popular type of LVT going into 2020. Aesthetic beauty and durability will continue to push LVT flooring to the #1 spot. There have been significant advances in the manufacture of LVT and we are now starting to see engineered vinyl tiles with a rigid core and click system, making the installation an absolute breeze – very similar to laminate flooring.
Quality & Performance
One of the biggest shifts of recent years is that performance is becoming a lot more important to consumers as opposed to just the look of their flooring. Customers need flooring that works for them in the real world. Floors that are resistant to everyday use such as waterproof floors resistant to mess caused by kids, pets and spills. Thanks to advances in manufacturing processes over the past decade we are now spoiled for performance floors which also look brilliant aesthetically
2020 Is getting lighter, we’ve seen a shift to lighter floors such as whites and greys and also more natural-looking floors. Regardless of whether the consumer is looking for real wood flooring, LVT, vinyl or carpet. Lighter and more natural tones are in at the moment and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere in the near future.
Herringbone laid flooring has really exploded over the past 2 years and looks to continue to do so into 2020. With manufacturers cottoning on to this trend we are starting to see herringbone LVT and wood coming in more and more colours and different plank sizes. We are also starting to see herringbone flooring with click systems start to get more popular as they help the DIY installer and help professional fitters work more quickly.