Trending: residential flooring styles

It’s no secret that there has been a rise in projects using highly decorative flooring to create zoned areas, especially where luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are concerned. This has opened the door for architects and designers to create endless design possibilities. We are seeing a variety of textures and colours, combined with two or more laying patterns, being used to create a sense of order and define open-plan rooms. For example, a living-kitchen space arranged into entertainment and cooking could use a mix of wood grains and pops of colour in a herringbone laying pattern. Alternatively, complementary palettes, from pale woods and pastel stones, to rich timbers and concrete textures can be utilised to deliver an impactful space.

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hen it comes to durability, the ever-popular LVT provides complete resilience and design freedom while withstanding heavy traffic and resisting scuffs, scratches and stains. LVT also offers the same aesthetic years after installation, all while maintaining its integrity, so it is no surprise that it is rising above ceramics and timber to become the material of choice. In addition to its durable and easy maintenance properties, LVT is also naturally warm underfoot, which makes it the perfect choice for residential applications. Plus, LVT has a softer acoustic than a ceramic or timber surface, which helps to create a more relaxing environment for homeowners.

As interior design trends slowly move away from minimalistic schemes to more characterful looks, we expect to see more rustic-style grains within flooring designs, embracing cross-sawn timber details and warm oak tones. The next 12 months will also see designers experimenting with distinctive patterns and bold colours to once again deliver stunning designs.

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