Top 2019 Flooring Trends
Wood Flooring Trends
“We predict that there will be three main themes in the home décor arena: exploring the possibilities of innovative technologies, celebrating alternative and organic materials, and looking to make more personalized and unique designs.
In flooring this will translate with a resurgence of eco-friendly materials such as marmoleum and cork, and the use of parquet style planks to achieve more personalized patterned flooring.
For hardwood enthusiast the current trend for wider planks will continue, as well as using mixed width planks which give a less uniform, more individual feel.” – Jamie Sanford, Home Flooring Pros
Tile Flooring Trends
“Tiles continue to be larger and get larger. 12×24 inch tiles are still popular, but there are tiles as large as 24×48 inches. They are available with realistic types of stone, such as marble, limestone, travertine, and etc.
The concrete looks has become popular as well. The wood look is still strong and the tile planks are getting as long as 48” at various widths. With ink jet technology the tiles give a very realistic wood or stone or concrete looks with the durability and maintenance benefits of porcelain tiles.
The thin tile panels/slabs is a relatively small segment of the tile industry, but it is a fast growing segment. Porcelain tiles are as large as 5×10 feet and can vary in thickness from 1/8” to 3/4”.
It is a more difficult tile to install and there is a shortage of qualified and experienced installers to install it. With ink jet technology the tiles give a very realistic look of the various types of marble, limestone, concrete, and other types of styles and looks.
Rectangle subway tiles are still popular and more options in more sizes will be available in 2019.
The encaustic decorative tiles have become more desirable. They are available in both the traditional concrete materials, and are now becoming available in porcelain tiles that are thinner, more durable and less expensive.
Glass tile is still going strong. There are more larger size glass tiles with some as large as 24×24 inches. There are many options of mosaic glass tiles that come in various shapes as glass tile liners and as field tiles.” – Donato Pompo, Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, Inc.
Laminate Flooring Trends
“There are so many amazing options in the laminate flooring world that were not available to us even ten years ago. The hottest styles that we are seeing in our firm are lighter colors, wider planks and styles that look like wood with a rustic texture. Laminate has come a long way since it first came out and most people can’t even tell it isn’t real!
As far as what to expect in 2019, without a doubt lighter wood styles are on the rise, along with planks that look and feel like wood. Texture in laminate flooring is also improving greatly and I find that homeowners love the look and feel of laminates with depth and groove. We also love that as the process of laminate becomes more streamlined and sustainable, many homeowners will opt out of real wood options and choose the more eco friendly option of laminate.” – Amanda Gates, Gates Interior Design