If there’s one element of a house that’s easily overlooked, it’s the flooring.

After all, during a home renovation of the kitchen, lounge or back bedroom, you just slap down decent carpet, tiles or wooden flooring, don’t you?

Well, yes, but taking that approach isn’t giving your floor the love it deserves. Believe it or not, flooring trends are a big thing each year and there’s much to be discovered.

Without further ado, here are five flooring trends we’ve spotted for 2020 that you might want to take into consideration.


1. Textured flooring

While not for everyone, textured flooring really does bring this element of any room to one’s attention, and it can create a lovely, homely feel, too.

Think classic hardwood that’s mimicked by different materials (tiles are a great example of this), and you’ll end up with wire brushed or hand-scraped looks that are completely unique. And, if you fancy the distressed wooden floor look, you can achieve that, too.


2. Wood-effect flooring

Sure, wooden flooring is expensive, but the good news is you really don’t need to rely on it if that’s the look you’re going for.

There are lots of wood-look flooring options you can explore in 2020 and save a packet while you’re doing so. For instance, laminate and vinyl are still great options, and if you fancy trying out tiles, they can work just as well, too.

3. Waterproof flooring

Whether it’s the kids returning from a particularly vigorous game of football or the dogs tearing through the house after a long wintery walk, your flooring will take most of the stick.

Thankfully, waterproof flooring is a big trend in 2020. Tiles used to be the only option here, but this year, you can even get laminate, carpet (no, really) and vinyl that is fully waterproofed for busy (and messy - we’ve all been there) families.


4. Green flooring

Nope, not green coloured (unless that’s the look you desire, of course) - we’re talking about environmentally friendly flooring here. And it’s a great option if you want to further reduce your carbon footprint.

If you want to know where your flooring came from, there are plenty of recycled and renewable flooring options that will fit the bill and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling inside.


5. Blonde flooring

If you’re not interested in the grey flooring trend that has been so prominent in recent years, blonde flooring might be your knight in shining armour.

Think airy, light and, you guessed it, blonde in colour, and this type of flooring might be just the ticket to brighten up your home, no matter which room you decide to place it in.


Wrapping up

If you’re considering some form of home renovation this year, the flooring should play a huge role.

The look, feel and even smell of new flooring can completely transform any home. So, with that in mind, use our tips above to ensure the flooring you choose this year will hit the spot and last for many years to come.

Just remember to find a great, reputable and experienced carpet and flooring fitter to do the job for you!

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