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2022 Flooring Trends: 25+ Top Flooring Ideas This Year

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 2022.

Top Flooring Trends in 2022

Explore the trendiest flooring options this year.

Vinyl Flooring in 2022

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As technology advances, vinyl flooring gets closer and closer to natural wood and stone looks. Decorative patterns are gaining in popularity as well.

Here are some of the top vinyl flooring trends in 2022:

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Tile Flooring in 2022

Daltile ChoreoDaltile RevoTile - Wood Visual

Tile flooring is famous for its classic look, versatility, and practically indestructible composition. Because glazed tile is naturally waterproof, it is the only flooring option that you can use anywhere – bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms, and more. 

Here are some of the top tile flooring trends in 2022:

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Laminate Flooring in 2022

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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 2022:

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Carpet in 2022

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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 2022:

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Engineered Hardwood Flooring in 2022

Flooring Trends: Anderson Imperial Pecan Engineered Hardwood

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 2022:

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2022 Trending Features

The big focus this year is on easy maintenance and quality products. The 2022 flooring trends feature waterproof, recycled, and American-made flooring options.

Waterproof Flooring

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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:

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Eco-Friendly Flooring

Floor Trends: Oceanside Outdoor Carpet

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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American-Made Flooring

What is a Floating Floor: Mannington Revive 12' Luxury Vinyl Sheet

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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2022 Trending Flooring Looks

This year, the trends are all about natural looks, decorative styles, and even some throwbacks.

‘70s Style Flooring

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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.

Wood-Look Flooring

12mm Mohawk Boardwalk Waterproof LaminateCOREtec Plus 5 Waterproof Vinyl PlanksDaltile RevoTile - Wood Visual

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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Stone-Look Flooring

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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.

A few of the most popular stone looks in 2022 will be:

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Marble-Look Flooring

Stone Flex Tiles - Gemstone Collection in the color Border OpalDaltile Vertuo

Both classic and contemporary, the marble look is a great way to update your home. With beautiful swirling patterns, marble looks offer a one-of-a-kind, luxurious appearance.

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Decorative Flooring

Margo Flex Tiles - Modern MosaicsDaltile ChoreoAdura Max Apex 16 Waterproof Vinyl Planks

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.

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2022 Trending Floor Colors

In 2022 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

Mannington Revive 12' Luxury Vinyl Sheet12mm Hillside Hickory Waterproof Laminate

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 2022, you’ll be seeing a lot of greiges and charcoals adding depth and dimension to flooring.

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Blonde and Bleached Wood-Look 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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Whitewashed Wood Flooring Looks

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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.

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High Color Variation Flooring

Daltile CinematicShaw Tivoli Plus Waterproof Vinyl Plank

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.

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Vintage Black and White Flooring

FlooringInc 2020 flooring trends: black and white flooring in a kitchen setting.Daltile Octagon Dot

Expect to see more black and white flooring in 2022. This vintage look is growing more popular, especially with tile. Checkerboard looks and creative variations on the pattern are all over Pinterest as people start to prefer the old-timey, retro aesthetic.

2022 Trending Floor Patterns and Layouts

This year will feature larger planks, parquet patterns, and creative layout options.

Wide Plank Flooring

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This is 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

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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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Checkered Flooring

Slate Flex Tiles - Designer Series

As trends move more toward unique and vintage styles, checkerboard floors are making a comeback. 

You can find checkerboard patterns in a huge variety of colors, and even designer printed tile. This look is especially popular in kitchens and bathrooms.

Creative Tile Transitions

Daltile Uniform Mosaics

Trickled tile flooring slowly blends two contrasting flooring types (like tiles and planks) so they “trickle” into each other. 

This pattern is often achieved with hexagons, but any tile shape will work to create a one-of-a-kind look as you transition to other rooms in your home.

2022 Trending Flooring Textures

Another top trend this year is texture: scrapes, knots, wirebrushed. People want flooring that looks and feels authentic.

Rustic Floor Textures

Handscraped

Handscraped wood-look flooring

Handscraped looks instantly make your home look timeless and expensive. These are perfect for rustic decor with plenty of character. They’re also a great backdrop for farmhouse and industrial kitchens.

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Wirebrushed

Shaw Cornerstone Oak Engineered Wood

Wirebrushed looks add character to your floor without looking unfinished. While still popular, handscraped and distressed looks are overtaking this trend pretty quickly.

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Distressed

Distressed look vinyl plank flooring

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.

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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.

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Trending Carpet Textures

Frieze/Shag Carpet

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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.

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Berber Carpet

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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.

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Cut and Loop Carpet

Anderson Tuftex Mission Square

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.

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Conclusion

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.

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Ari Ziskin is our resident expert in all things fitness, dance and flooring trends. After five years of blogging at Ari’s Menu, where she was featured on sites like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, Ari decided to pursue writing full-time. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her knowledge to help people create their gyms and begin their fitness journey.

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Ascension Elevators
April 6, 2018 3:33 am

This blog provides a very updated information on the different types of flooring,its cost,texture and durability. Very helpful for those who want to refurbish their house.

Chris
April 11, 2018 1:54 pm

I’m glad you guys mention waterproof flooring. Most consumers have no idea how far this extends into flooring,even among carpet. It’s time to get the word out!

Hilton Head Hardwood
April 18, 2018 4:34 pm

Well researched article Ari. It’s a bit scary seeing how real some of these wood look-a-likes are 🙂

Deerfoot Carpet and Flooring
July 9, 2018 5:22 am

Thanks for sharing such a great information, it is really helpful. Keep up the work.

Kit Hannigan
August 17, 2018 6:57 pm

It sure is great to know that environment-friendly flooring options that are made from natural, renewable, and recyclable materials are getting more popular. My daughter is really looking to remodel her home to align with her zero waste lifestyle, and I think this type of flooring will definitely suit her. I’ll be sure to help her look for flooring contractors that could set her up with this kind of project. Thanks!

Rachel Frampton
August 20, 2018 7:58 am

Thanks for the great article on flooring trends in for homes. I’ve been looking for a style I like and really enjoyed the suggestion to angle wood flooring and using hand scraped wood to give the flooring a distressed, yet modern look. I will have to look into flooring costs for this type of flooring when we re-do our floors.

Heidi Bookenstock
August 23, 2018 11:47 am

My husband and I are remodeling out kitchen and we’re thinking we want t o replace the floor. I had no idea there were so many different kinds of floor. I really like the ceramic tile, it’s very durable which is great for our family, and it also comes in so many different designs.

Extreme Epoxy Coatings
October 23, 2018 10:13 pm

Thank you for your valuable resources keep share the information like this…

Cora Palmer
December 16, 2018 7:49 pm

I’m glad to read you blog and it’s really looking great. Keep it up.

Concrete Charlie
January 16, 2019 8:23 am

Your blog is fantastic! I can tell a lot of hard work goes into this site. I’m not huge into trends, but a lot of these floors look great. I find it hard to beat good old fashioned antique heart pine, but that’s just my Southern roots talking.

Tiffany Locke
January 28, 2019 6:26 pm

I like that you explain how you can get concrete look tiles that have the durability and are low-maintenance benefits of porcelain. This would be a great way to keep your floor looking great and in good condition while matching the style of your home. When choosing floor tiles, it might be a good idea to consider what look you want to determine which material would be best so you can then go online and find a supplier that carries the kind you want.

Eleanor Turner
March 7, 2019 12:55 am

It is useful to most of the people to maintain their wood flooring.

Michelle Barichello
March 11, 2019 10:09 am
Reply to  Eleanor Turner

Absolutely, Eleanor!

Eleanor Turner
March 23, 2019 10:13 pm

Very valuable info. Thank you for sharing this blog.

Michelle Barichello
March 25, 2019 6:39 am
Reply to  Eleanor Turner

Thank you, Eleanor!

Ben
Ben
March 27, 2019 2:27 am

Natural stone floors have many benefits, such as being cost-effective, as your blog suggests. Whilst being hard-wearing, easy to clean, natural stone floors can add value to your property. The use of natural stone has an appearance of elegance and sophistication and rarely goes out of fashion.

Michelle Barichello
March 27, 2019 10:11 am
Reply to  Ben

Thanks, Ben!

Flooring Discount Center
May 21, 2019 9:54 pm

Thanks for sharing such a great information, it is really helpful.

Michelle Barichello
May 22, 2019 8:13 am

Thank you!

Daphne Gilpin
May 28, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks for the tip to consider using distressed wood for more variety and character. My husband and I want to have the ground floor of our home remodeled soon, including new wood flooring. I’m glad I read your article because you gave me some great new style ideas to consider as we look at our flooring options.

Rochelle
Rochelle
June 17, 2019 2:12 pm

Absolutely the BEST blog/information on flooring!!! Exactly what I was looking for – Comparisons and 2019 trends. My husband and I built our last home 11 yrs ago and MY how flooring has changed in that short amount of time. We are about to start building our 3rd home and the options for flooring are amazing. So glad to know there is water-proof laminate available and affordable. Also, it’s nice to know that laminate and vinyl are not just for cheapskates anymore. Thanks for your hard work.

Michelle Barichello
June 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Reply to  Rochelle

Glad to hear you’re enjoying our blog, Rochelle! Vinyl and laminate are definitely making a comeback in a great way. Good luck with building your new home, and please let us know if we can help. We’d also be curious to know what flooring questions you have along the way!

Andrej Matic
July 17, 2019 9:43 am

Great article! A lot of our customers love the distressed look. I still think grey is fairly popular but some customers love when there is a large amount of variation from one plank to another.

TheMete Flooring
July 30, 2019 6:16 pm

That was so interesting and useful information. I personally prefer Wood flooring than others as it gives more premium look than tile or carpet. Wood flooring is really awesome looking for a home.

Angela Waterford
August 15, 2019 8:31 am

I like the idea that you suggested that I can get white ceramic flooring for my home. In my opinion, it would make my living room look bright. I’ll be sure to hire a service to install them so that it can contrast my dark furniture.

Trish Blassingame
October 28, 2019 10:22 pm

So many beautiful floors! My heart belongs to the photo of the transitional flooring between the wood and tile!

Chelsi Hewitt
Admin
October 29, 2019 10:24 am

Hi Trish! Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you like the post!

Ashley
Ashley
December 13, 2019 8:02 am

Great article and very helpful. I really like the blonde color flooring and I was thinking that would look great in my basement. Do you think using luxury vinyl plank would be the best option? I have had some moisture issues in the past. Should I go with a WPC or SPC core?

Chelsi Hewitt
Admin
December 13, 2019 8:10 am
Reply to  Ashley

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for your question. If you expect to have some moisture in your basement, your best bet is to go with waterproof vinyl with an SPC or WPC core. However, before investing in new waterproof flooring, it would be a great idea for you to address any ongoing moisture issues in your basement.

I hope this helps. Please get in touch if you have any more questions!

Pat
Pat
February 17, 2021 4:05 am

Thank you for this interesting post. I live in Florida. I’m looking for changing the carpet on the second floor and the stairs, but I’m struggling with the decision of what is the best option for upstairs, also if it should match the stairs flooring with the second floor.
I have tile downstairs, but I think this option is too noisy for the second floor. Please let me know your thoughts.

Sydney Shields
February 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Reply to  Pat

Hi Pat, Thanks so much for reaching out. Hard surface flooring such as tile, hardwood, laminate, or engineered wood would be noisy on the second floor, but the right underlayment can help with noise and you can cover the floor with a large area rug for even more sound control. Carpet is an excellent choice for the second floor as they help muffle the sound. Plus, manufacturers have made so many improvements to carpets so they are more durable. Some carpets are stain-proof and waterproof so your floors will look great no matter what for years to come! You can… Read more »

Deb
Deb
October 18, 2021 7:40 am

We are getting ready to replace carpet in our dining/living room area and our family room. Both rooms are separated by the kitchen which has laminate. Do you suggest using the same flooring in both areas, both style and material or can we mix them?

Sydney Shields
October 19, 2021 7:37 am
Reply to  Deb

Hi Deb, Thanks for reaching out. You can absolutely mix the style of carpet if you so, please. Since the rooms are separated and do not connect, a different style carpet can give each room a distinct personality, it all depends on how you dress it up. The only thing we recommend is sticking to a color scheme, too many opposing colors/patterns would overwhelm the area as a whole. However, this also truly depends on your taste. Do you want a different type of flooring in each room or do prefer a more uniform look in the home? We hope… Read more »

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