Top Flooring Design Trends for 2021

With new technologies emerging and the preferences of homeowners evolving, flooring design trends continue to change. From statement-making grey wooden floors to vintage luxury-inspired distressed wooden floors, there are always new options when it comes to the latest trends. Today we're exploring some of the top flooring design trends of 2021 to inspire your next home remodeling project.

Trend 1: Fumed Wood Flooring 

The wood used in this flooring is put through the fuming, giving it a rich color and makes the grain pop. The fuming process itself created dark hues that vary across each piece of wood, enhancing the look of the natural wood grain. This trending flooring choice paired with freshly painted white walls creates a chic and trendy look for any space in your home. 

Trend 2: Distressed and Rustic

Distressed, rustic flooring is another trend that has been around for quite some time but has recently made a major resurgence on the design scene this year. By putting the wood flooring through an artificial aging process, manufacturers can achieve a rustic look and feel that echos what you might see in a cozy historic home. 

If you're worried about the durability and longevity of a distressed wooden flooring option, you can opt for concrete flooring. This popular alternative to traditional wood flooring has gained traction in the interior design world in recent years, capturing the rustic vibe that so many homeowners are craving. 

Trend 3: Vintage Black and White

Vintage-inspired black and white flooring design has stayed on-trend for as long as most people can remember. However, it seems that this year, in particular, designers and homeowners alike have turned to this flooring option, soaking in the nostalgia and classic nature of the style. 

For those who are interested in taking part in the black and white flooring comeback, many options allow for a modern twist to this time-old favorite. With graphic patterns and bold geometric designs, black and white flooring can exude a sense of luxury or grandeur. If it's a truly vintage look you're going for, using smaller tiles to create bold graphic patterns will capture the essence of a time long ago but with a contemporary pop to make a statement. 

Trend 4: Basic and Natural Colors

If you are a minimalist when it comes to flooring, go back to the basics with natural and neutral colors. Trend forecasters predict that the minimalistic trend won't be letting up anytime soon, so choosing a nice natural shade for your floors will be a decision you'll love for years to come.

With a younger generation focused on sustainability and the environment and now more than ever, using materials that bring the natural beauty of the outdoors inside has risen in popularity over the last few years. Capturing a simple and cozy yet luxurious look is effortless when you choose flooring made from natural woods and materials. 

Bottom Line

Homeowners aren't settling for all traditional materials when it comes to creating a house they can call home anymore. New home buyers are ready to experiment with new, durable, and sustainable materials. Fortunately, Smardbuild is on top of all the latest trends while providing only top-notch services and products. We are proud to deliver flooring designs that don't disappoint.

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