When was the last time you paid attention to your floors? Can you remember what color floor you have in your living room without looking? Your bedroom? Your kitchen?
If your flooring isn’t memorable, it’s time for a change. Flooring adds a whole new dimension to your home, especially if you haven’t updated them in a while.
Floor Trends in 2022
We predict this new year will bring renewed attention to flooring, a return to natural colors, and prioritization of sustainability.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring is becoming increasingly popular these days because of its enhanced durability, stability, and sustainability. You may be surprised that engineered wood is, in fact, made from natural wood—it’s constructed of layers of hardwood and plywood.
It’s worth noting that these floors are known for their durability, and they don’t warp due to the construction of the planks.
Solid Wood Flooring
Even though engineered hardwood flooring has become more popular over the years, that doesn’t mean that this tried and true option will soon fade away. Solid wood flooring is famous for its longevity!
One thing to consider—solid wood flooring is more susceptible to scratches and dents. On the flip side, it’s easily refinished, which means changing the color or sanding out imperfections is possible.
Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP) gives you the wood look without the maintenance. This durable option works exceptionally well if you have pets as the wear layer, a clear protective coating, makes LVP scratch- and stain-resistant. Plus, luxury vinyl plank flooring is easy to clean and boasts water-resistant properties, making it an ideal flooring choice for bathrooms, kitchens, and so forth.
“LVP flooring also works well if you want to heat your floors, which can be a must-have during these brutal Minnesota winters,” says Kayleigh Queoff, one of JBDB’s designers.
Learn more about in-floor heating.
Patterned floors give your home a unique look, and herringbone floors, in particular, are making a major comeback this year.
“A patterned floor adds texture, individuality, and style to the room it’s in,” said JBDB’s designer Sydney Monson. “Herringbone patterns are eye-catching without pulling focus from the rest of the design.”
Natural and Lighter Colors
There’s a return to simplicity, with natural wood tones finding their way into more homes. Having subtle, neutral tones in your flooring allows it to grow with your style. As things come and go, those tones pair well with a wide variety of finishes, so you aren’t stuck in a specific niche when it comes to design style.
Transform Your Home with JBDB
Believe it or not, new flooring can completely reinvigorate the look and feel of your home. But with seemingly endless options, the process can feel overwhelming. That’s where we come in! JBDB’s design team can help you decide which flooring style is best suited to your style, as well as your daily living habits.
Look at our featured projects to see how much of a difference flooring make to your home transformation!