Now that 2023 is coming to a close, Slaughterbeck Floors is analyzing the hottest and most popular trends in flooring for 2024 and beyond. New and unique styles, woods, and flooring techniques have taken the design world by storm. So if you’re looking to modernize or upgrade your rooms and spaces, you need to check out these top 10 flooring trends for modern and stylish spaces!
Gray Hardwood Floors
Gray hardwood has become one of the most popular hardwood flooring options in interior design. It works in almost any setting, earning it the label of the “new neutral.” If you’re looking for a unique or unexpected hardwood stain for any space, Gray Hardwood makes an excellent choice. While better materials will lead to a higher price tag, there’s a reason why it’s been trending for the last couple of years.
If you think white-washed floors are dated, it’s time to step out of the 1980s. Modern white-washing styles utilize wide wooden planks, which evoke images of high-end beach resorts and Summers on the coast. Like gray hardwood, high-quality white-washed hardwood or oak floors can be costly, but with a good finish, you’ll have a beautiful space with a timeless style.
Bamboo went out of style, but it’s quickly making a comeback thanks to a modern twist. California bamboo flooring, grey bamboo flooring, and teragren bamboo flooring are just a few of the modern styles and colors that mimic more standard flooring like hardwood. Bamboo has numerous benefits you can read about and has been engineered to produce wider planks that are more durable and diverse to suit your spaces.
For designers and owners looking for character and sustainability, look no further than reclaimed wood, which is also one of our Green flooring options. Repurposed from old floors and logs, reclaimed wood is an eco-friendly choice with unique styles and designs. Rustic kitchens have used reclaimed barn wood flooring to great effect; old structural beams can become reliable and eye-catching living room flooring. We’ve even used old logs to create artistic and unique floor designs. Reclaimed or recycled wood is an affordable way to get a vintage aesthetic.
Large Format Tiles
It’s time to leave typical 12”x12” tiles in the past because sizes like 12”x24” and 36”x36” are the new craze. The main reason to install large format tiling is that it reduces cleaning time and a more spacious aesthetic. With fewer grout lines, your floors will look cleaner and your spaces will seem wider and more expansive. One of the few downsides is the weight, so make sure a professional deals with those heavy tiles!
Cork flooring has many benefits, but it’s most famous for its acoustic sound and comfortable touch. While it can be susceptible to moisture damage and fading, it’s now more durable and is a natural insulator for heat. Cork flooring is also one of our many “green” flooring options, which are all comprised of environmentally friendly materials. You can even take a look at a Cork floor right here in our photo gallery.
There are many benefits but the main selling point is the comfortable feel that makes Cork flooring easier to stand on. Now that it comes in numerous colors and styles, you can have the comfy floor you’ve always wanted.
Clean aesthetics and simple designs are becoming increasingly popular, which has led to the rise of wide plank flooring. Wide plank flooring is any plank over 6 inches in length, which makes for a classic and clean look. Whether you’re using oak, maple, or reclaimed wood the wide plank option will make your spaces more spacious and rustic.
The peel-and-stick vinyl that covered countless kitchens and bathrooms is a thing of the past as modern luxury vinyl has become incredibly popular. Made of high-quality materials, luxury vinyl can replicate numerous materials while being resistant to moisture and damage. Whether you’re looking for a colorful or simple aesthetic, there’s a perfect luxury vinyl choice to match your space. Learn more about the benefits of installing luxury vinyl flooring in your spaces.
Cut and Loop Carpet
Carpet lovers rejoice, you no longer have to choose between cut or loop carpets. Thanks to modern innovations, cut and loop carpeting have been combined to create new, intricate designs made using silky soft fibers. Modern carpet choices feature intricate and unique styles and fiber choices. Using high-cut fiber tufts with lower loops creates even more unique styles and patterns available with Cut and Loop Carpet. With bold and subtle options to choose from, carpets are now far from the boring flooring choice.
Bamboo isn’t the only wood that’s been engineered for the 21st century. Engineered timber wood, also referred to as mass timber, is a durable and classic flooring option for industrial and personal spaces. It’s a durable and versatile wood, making it an easy option to create lasting style and quality. With the right hardwood finish, your timber wood floor can impress all guests and visitors and endure for decades of use.
Your Style, Your Choice
There are more flooring options than ever. Whether you’re looking for function, style, or design there’s a perfect flooring choice waiting to be made. If you’re still trying to decide what to choose, you can use our Slaughterbeck Floors Visualizer tool to virtually add a new flooring option to any of your spaces. Now, you can do more than read about the best flooring trends, you can try them out too!