2023 Flooring Trends: 20+ Top Flooring Ideas This Year
By Ari Ziskin
| Fact Checked By: Omar Gildeh
Published: June 2, 2023 | Updated: June 2, 2023
Ready for the remodel you’ve always dreamed of? Or planning to flip that house that’s been on the market for months? Get the scoop on the latest flooring trends to start your project the right way. We’re here to help you find the latest, greatest flooring trends and new styles in 2023.
Top Flooring Trends in 2023
Explore the trendiest flooring options this year!
As technology advances, vinyl flooring gets closer and closer to natural and stone looks. Decorative patterns are gaining in popularity as well.
Here are some of the top vinyl flooring trends in 2023:
- Waterproof SPC rigid core vinyl
- Vinyl sheets
- Wood-look vinyl planks
- Stone-look vinyl tiles
- Decorative vinyl flooring
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Made to imitate solid hardwood, laminate is one of the more popular wood-look options for busy spaces. It’s attractive, easy to maintain, and durable, all at a lower price point compared to hardwood floors.
Here are some of the top laminate flooring trends in 2023:
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Wall-to-wall carpet is a classic for flooring, but these days you have even more options to bring more durability and comfort into your home. Choose from a wide selection of carpet, ranging from tiles to traditional broadloom, and even outdoor options.
Here are some of the top carpet trends in 2023:
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Engineered hardwood is the best in luxury flooring, offering real wood veneers with the highest level of detail and quality. Choose from a number of popular wood species to elevate your home.
Here are some of the top engineered hardwood trends in 2023:
- Water-resistant and waterproof engineered wood
- Light wood colors
- Handscraped textures
- Wire brushed textures
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2023 Trending Features
The big focus this year is on easy maintenance and quality products. The 2023 flooring trends feature waterproof, recycled, and American-made flooring options.
Waterproof flooring is in high demand this year. It makes sense: people have busy lives and they don’t want to worry about spills and constantly maintaining their floors.
You can choose from many waterproof flooring options:
The recycled flooring trend is highly popular this year. Carpet is at the forefront of this movement.
Because “green” or eco-friendly flooring is so big right now, almost all carpet is now being made from recycled materials, such as plastic soda bottles and even fishing nets.
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Many American-made floors are manufactured sustainably, which is appealing to people who want eco-friendly flooring.
Domestic manufacturing also allows for a faster turnaround with new products. That means American-made flooring is constantly innovating to offer you the latest trends and the most cutting-edge flooring technology.
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2023 Trending Flooring Looks
This year, the trends are all about natural looks, decorative styles, and even some throwbacks.
‘70s Style Flooring
The ‘70s are making a comeback and bringing with them a relaxed, bohemian style. Natural, understated looks and fabric textures have a lot of appeal with this trend.
In other spaces, flooring is becoming a bold statement again. Expect to see nostalgic looks, pops of color (especially greens and oranges), and playful patterns.
While solid hardwood is still widely sought after in the kitchen, homeowners are beginning to discover more low-maintenance options that rival the look of solid hardwood.
With these new durable and waterproof wood looks, you can achieve any trending wood style in any room of the house, worry-free.
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Natural stone looks are becoming more popular due to their surge in accessibility. Genuine slate or Travertine can be pricey, but now you can achieve these gorgeous stone looks without the price tag.
Both classic and contemporary, the marble look is a great way to update your home. With beautiful swirling patterns, marble has a one-of-a-kind, luxurious appearance.
While natural looks are still popular, more and more people are seeking out decorative flooring. Geometric patterns are huge in tile, carpet, and vinyl, and that trend will keep growing.
Be on the lookout for decorative and graphic styles like parquet, trellis, and designer shapes. Kitchens and bathrooms are especially primed to benefit from this look.
2023 Trending Floor Colors
In 2023 the trends are changing with a focus on light, airy looks, and moving towards warmer tones.
You’ll see lots of blondes and whites, but gray is still going strong.
Gray flooring, particularly gray wood, has grown exponentially over the last decade. Although gray tiles (particularly in stone looks), are also very popular.
Gray has quickly become the most popular trend, not just for flooring, but for kitchens and homes in general. Designers have also started mixing gray with other neutrals like beige, creating popular greige tones that go with any style. In 2023, you’ll be seeing a lot of greiges and charcoals adding depth and dimension to flooring.
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As more homeowners embrace a lighter, airy style, there’s a resurgence in blonde wood looks.
This is especially popular in modern kitchens, where the norm trends toward an updated farmhouse style.
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The whitewashed look is excellent for the now-trending farmhouse-style homes, particularly in the kitchen. Whitewashed wood floors typically show the appearance of wear and authentic aging.
High color variation is trending in wood as well as tile. Homeowners love the natural, rustic look that higher color variation provides. This makes your floor more of a statement piece.
2023 Trending Floor Patterns and Layouts
This year will feature larger planks, parquet patterns, and creative layout options.
The one trend you can expect to see every year in every style for the foreseeable future. Longer, wider planks make your rooms look larger, more open, and less busy.
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Parquet Wood Flooring
Parquet pattern floors like herringbone and chevron are a big trend in wood. These more detailed patterns will make your floor the centerpiece of the room.
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2023 Trending Flooring Textures
Another top trend this year is texture: scrapes, knots, wire brushed. People want flooring that looks and feels authentic.
Rustic Floor Textures
Handscraped willinstantly make your home look timeless and expensive. These are perfect for rustic decor with plenty of character. They’re also a great backdrop for farmhouses and industrial kitchens.
Wirebrushed looks add character to your floor without looking unfinished. While still popular, hand scraped and distressed looks are overtaking this trend pretty quickly.
With intentional scrapes, knotholes, and even burns, distressed floor textures are meant to give your floor character, like it’s much older than it is.
Setting the tone with a floor that looks almost historic instantly gives you an envy-inducing style.
Smooth floors are chic, elegant, and classic. They won’t ever be completely out of style. While still incredibly popular, textured finishes are starting to steal the spotlight.
Trending Carpet Textures
Frieze is also known as “twist” carpet and it refers to carpet fibers that are twisted many times, making them look almost curly.
Inspired by shag carpet texture, this look is casual and comfortable.
This trend is practical as well as stylish. Berber carpet is popular in commercial areas because it lasts so long. You’ll also see it a lot in homes, especially busy residences with lots of traffic and pets.
Cuts and loops can create unique, stylish patterns and textures. This look can be subtle or bold, so it fits every look.
Patterns are popular right now across all floor types, and these cut and loop patterned carpets have been going strong for several years now.
There are many unique styles trending that will likely stick around for years to come, which means your possibilities are endless!
If you want something hot that will last for the long haul, we recommend going for large planks, blonde or gray wood look.