Did you know that new flooring trends emerge every year? The ever-changing nature of the flooring industry allows us to incorporate new designs and trends into our homes every year. From the flooring material to the colour and finish of the floor, many things can be done to make your home unique and different from other homes in Singapore. Read on to be inspired by the new flooring trends of 2022.
1. Bleached Wood
The flooring trends have shifted toward soft white shade timber flooring, which is ideal for use as a neutral background for all of your other home decorations. This flooring style is created by bleaching wood to lighten the tone of the wooden surface.
Although yellowish, brown wood tones remain popular and timeless, the clean and muted appearance of bleached wood flooring is gaining popularity for its minimalist look. These types of timber flooring are suitable for a wide range of interior design styles and are soft and soothing on the eyes.
2. Unique Flooring Layout
Gone are the days when flooring materials were laid in a straight pattern. Today, whether it is vinyl flooring or timber flooring, floors can be laid in a variety of ways to create unique patterns. Herringbone, diagonal, and mixed-width patterns are some of the most popular flooring layouts. Some of these patterns can even help to create the illusion of a larger room.
3. Rustic Textures
While new and smooth floorings are loved for their clean and luxurious appearance, rustic and aged flooring is also becoming popular. The ruggedness and natural beauty of rustic floors create a relaxing atmosphere while allowing the character of each piece of material to shine.
Timber flooring is ideal for achieving a rustic look. The irregular ridges and naturally aged material highlight the texture of the wood while also creating contrast and visual interest in the room. They also make it easier to conceal stains, dirt, and damage.
4. Wide Wooden Planks
Wide wooden planks are replacing typical narrow wooden planks because they are unique and can create the illusion of a large space. They open up the space, making it appear larger, and the room appears cleaner and less cluttered due to the minimal joint lines between the planks.
5. Durable Timber Flooring
In recent years, sustainability has become a popular topic, and consumers are becoming more conscious of their purchasing decisions, making purchases based on a product’s environmental impact.
Durable timber flooring with long lifespans is preferred over other less durable materials because, when responsibly sourced, they not only last longer, but they also have a lower impact on the environment and even save the homeowner from having to replace their flooring every few years. This helps one do their part in reducing their carbon footprint.
6. Matte Finish
Glossy floor finishes are being phased out in favour of low sheen and matte floor finishes. They are better at hiding dust, dirt, and flaws, and the low sheen appearance of the floor creates a more muted and less cluttered visual that is easier on the eyes.
Interested in incorporating one of these trends into your home interior? Floorrich is a leading flooring contractor in Singapore, offering homeowners beautiful flooring materials and the best workmanship. Contact us today for more information.