For the past couple of years, luxury vinyl plank has dominated the hard surface flooring market. As the product grows in popularity, it also grows in design. The smooth manufactured looks have faded from homes, and are slowly being replaced with more natural-looking elements.
Technology continues to expand the vinyl flooring industry, creating floors that not only look but also feel like real wood. Floor texture will play a huge role in 2020 hard surface trends. The hand-scraped, wire-brushed, or distressed LVP is growing in popularity considerably. Their water-resistant, rigid core design and cheaper price combined with that real wood look and feel makes vinyl great for family spaces, basements, kitchens, and even bathrooms.
In terms of colors, not much is changing from 2019 to 2020. Grey is here to stay, and blonde or honey colors will be seen in more and more homes. Both of these colors create a larger appearance than dark wood, opening up rooms to more light. While dark wood is still on trendy for certain home decor looks, it is definitely making its way out.
Wide planks are another way to create a natural look in your home. The wider the plank, the more details and wood grain you can see. The lack of seams also makes the flow seem more cohesive. In general, wide floor planks help make large spaces feel more open and are especially popular in modern/contemporary homes or apartments. If you want our room to have more of a statement, consider laying the planks diagonally. The pattern will give the home a more upscale look and makes a great conversation piece with guests.
While trends are important to the value of your home, style, color, and size is unique to the individual. When looking to get new hard surface flooring, consider these ideas, but also blend in your personal preferences and home decor. If you are interested in viewing Flack’s Flooring & Rugs’ extensive hardwood, vinyl, and laminate selection, go to or website or visit our store on GA 400.