The new year is nearly here, and we’re already seeing the home design flooring trends that are likely to dominate in 2022.
Much like in 2021, natural colors, textures, and textiles will continue to be a popular choice, though warm pops of color are making their way into homes, too. With many individuals continuing to work from home, home offices are a trend that’s sticking around for the foreseeable future. One surprising trend that’s making a comeback is the use of antique furniture, and particularly American antiques or antique look-alikes.
Trends in home decor also have an impact on the flooring that homeowners choose. Are you thinking about replacing your home’s carpet or tile flooring in the new year? Keep reading to learn the flooring trends we’ll see in 2022, and to learn how Zerorez® Phoenix can help you keep your new floors looking great for years to come.
Coastal-inspired decor is one trend that never seems to go out of style. Even if your home is nowhere near the coast, the beach-inspired decor is great for creating a clean, modern space that draws on the calming vibes of the ocean.
When it comes to flooring, one option that’s long been popular in coastal-inspired decor is bleached wood. With a light, natural look, inspired by weathered driftwood, these floors are bright and clean, with gray or tan tones.
You don’t have to be styling your home in coastal decor to use this type of flooring. It’s also great for modern, minimalist decor.
While bleached wood floors are a trend that’s been around for a while, a newer trend in hardwood and vinyl floors is smoked wood. These floors resemble wine or bourbon barrels, with dark, rich colors and pronounced grains.
To achieve the smoked look, the wood is actually placed into a chamber and treated with ammonia. The ammonia reacts with the wood and creates a color change. This change doesn’t occur in the same way each time, creating unique patterns and colors.
Of course, the smoked wood look can also be created synthetically on vinyl or other wood-finish floors.
Smoked and bleached floors aren’t the only antique or worn-look flooring trends making their way into homes in 2022; weathered wood is another popular choice.
This look brings to mind older floors that have been rubbed and worn naturally over years of use. But instead of actually using old flooring, this look is achieved through artificial aging and styling. The result is flooring that looks beautifully and evenly worn, and are in top shape and ready for years of use. Choose from a variety of colors and styles of weathered wood to fit the decor and style of your home.
This trend is one that can be achieved with real hardwood, as well as with hardwood alternatives. Wood-look tiles, vinyl, and other floorings can be made to look like real, weathered wood flooring, without having to worry about maintaining that perfectly weathered hardwood.
Another very similar trend is recreating the look of reclaimed barn wood. While real barn wood is often used in home decor, it isn’t a practical option for flooring. Instead, tile, wood, or synthetic materials are used to recreate the look of dark, oversized, uneven barn wood walls.
Concrete Tile Flooring
If you want to enjoy trends like weathered wood or barn wood-inspired floors without the constant upkeep and scratches or other damage, you’re in luck — this next trend is for you.
Concrete tiles have been making their way into homes for years now. These look like wood but offer more durability. They can be used inside your home, but are also great for outdoor living spaces where wood would warp and stain easily.
These floors are also easy to clean. With the Zerorez® cleaning process, dirt and stains are lifted from your concrete floors with ease.
Patterned Wood Flooring
On the opposite end of the spectrum from weathered floors are patterned wood floors. Instead of looking old and worn in, these floors are perfectly cut and formed to create intricate classic or modern patterns.
Herringbone is one popular pattern, particularly for modern homes. This can be done in classic brown tones, or in more modern white or gray finishes.
For a more classic look, and one that goes great with the antique furniture trend that’s also set to be popular in 2022, are woven patterns.
If you aren’t quite ready to take on a bold patterned floor in your home, you can still create interest and get a modern look with flooring that’s arranged in diagonal rather than straight lines.
Vintage Black and White Tile
Old is “in” with tile as well as wood floors. In bathrooms, entryways, and kitchens, vintage black and white tiles will be a big trend in 2022. Sometimes the tiles themselves are patterned, while other times individual black and white tiles are used to create intricate patterns.
Both simple square tiles and small hexagonal tiles are popular choices for achieving this trend.
Of course, one challenge with this trend is keeping your white tiles — and especially light-colored grout — clean. But regular visits from the Zerorez® Phoenix pros can help.
How the Pros at Zerorez® Phoenix Can Help Keep Your Trendy Flooring Looking Great
Whether you’re planning to try one of these new trends in your home or want to keep your existing floors looking great for years to come, we can help!
Although the cleaning pros at Zerorez® Phoenix don’t clean wood floors, we are experts at cleaning carpet and tile with our non-toxic, effective cleaning method! Our team deep cleans floors and lifts away dirt and debris without the use of chemicals. When we’re done cleaning your tile floors, we can even apply new sealants to protect your floors even longer in between cleanings.
Ready to start the year with beautiful, clean floors? Schedule your next cleaning today!