Planning on revamping your home in 2020? It pays to start from the bottom up, laying the foundations for a luxurious living space you’ll love. That, of course, means considering your flooring options, ensuring that everything around it complements your eventual design choice.
Flooring has the power to make or break a room, and can add minimalistic flair and sophistication, subtle charm or make an all-out statement. It’s up to you whether you want to let your flooring do the talking or make it a supporting act for some of the room’s other key features, but one thing is for certain; it should never be an afterthought. While for many, flooring is considered to be one of the ‘boring’ bits of refurbishing your home, the right choice can elevate it to new heights of luxury.
You’ll of course need to decide whether your flooring will run throughout your house or differ from room to room. The former can create a feeling of added spaciousness, though the latter has its own appeal in that it allows you to create unique identities for each of your rooms.
Even so this can be done without mixing up your flooring, so many opt to keep it simple throughout. In 2020, flooring trends are set to be all about laconic solutions and simplistic options. Neutral shades such as beiges and greys can be combined easily with different interior styles, and won’t clash with other design choices elsewhere in your home.
If you’re looking to create an utterly luxurious feel in your home then look no further – because we’ve sat down with the experts at Clean that Floor to find out the top flooring trends for 2020. Here are their top picks for transforming your home over the next twelve months into an opulent space you’ll love.
20th century Art Deco has long been a key influence in interior home design, its popularity waxing and waning over the years. In 2020, it is set to make way for ‘New Deco’ – a modern reinvention of the classic Art Deco look.
Decorative patterns and shapes and curved lines create an up-to-date feel to the geometric angular patterns that have dominated home design in recent years. Referencing the opulence and glamour of the original Art Deco era, New Deco provides a fresh and playful twist, with elements of bold colour and metallic shades adding visual interest.
Avant Garde tiling
The year 2019 marked 100 years since the Bauhaus was founded in Weimar by the German Modernist architect, Walter Gropius, and in 2020, the mark of Avant Garde art and design will be more prominent.
This stylised trend is translated into patterns and layouts which celebrate geometric compositional structures, along with intersecting segments of shapes, pattern and colour that create a bold, modernist look. Perfect for bathroom or kitchen flooring, these beautiful tiles can make a bold statement – and are best paired with minimalistic features for a simple and sophisticated result.
Once a colour reserved for rooms that spoke of teenage angst and rock and roll, black is set to take centre stage in the interiors world in 2020. In particular, it is set to be popular in bathrooms, having been sparked by the luxury hotel and spa trend for creating dark, moody spaces with matt or high-shine finishes that exude elegance and style.
Although dark colours appear to the eye to recede, using ink black tiles opens up a small space rather than bringing the walls in, while textured surfaces add a new dimension to tile design.
Comprised of several layers – the prime one being fibreboard, laminate flooring features additional decorative and protective layers, with each serving its own purpose.
Waterproof polyvinyl chloride retrains the finished product from swelling when in contact with water, making it waterproof, so it can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth or mop.
Laminate flooring 2020 usually imitates parquet, wood. Although not quite as luxurious as other options, it does come in a variety of stylish designs. A simple, chevron layout is our favourite.