There are few decisions in the world of design, as well as construction, more important than choosing the type of floor. From the aesthetic point of view, it is an element of great impact, capable of marking the aesthetics of the whole.
There are several interesting trends in flooring for 2020. Some complementary and can be combined and other simple fashions that sooner or later will cease to be. Here we will see which soils are transported now, which were in place during 2018-2019 and which seem to remain for some time.
Indoor flooring trends for 2021
Changing the type of soil we have at home is not exactly simple and cheap work, on the contrary. Therefore, our decision must be well considered. We must be sure that we will like and that we will continue to enjoy it after a few years.
A small exception to this premise is found in the vinyl and also laminate floors. This allows you to change the appearance of the floor easily and relatively economically. They are available in a multitude of designs, many of them imitating other materials, so you won’t have to do a lot of work to get from one tile floor to another with a parquet look. They are designed for interiors and are not recommended for installation in patios, gardens or terraces.
It is difficult to establish which is the best laminate floor, each manufacturer contributes its style, innovations and design. In fact, if you ask for multiple quotes, you will find professionals who will give you different answers to that question.
Bamboo is a material that until a few years ago we only knew the name, however, it is coming with a lot of strength and is doing to stay. Bamboo is consolidating itself not only by its appearance, but also by the characteristics of the material. It’s difficult, cheap and the growth cycle of the plant is much superior to that of other species, which also makes them an option for those looking for options echo or respectful of the environment.
Its appearance is similar to that of wood, although with a more intense and marked vein. It has good behavior against varnishes, dyes and other treatments with which the appearance can change a lot. The normal thing is to find it natural, in light tones, or carbonized, with a more reddish appearance.
As for the use of bamboo as a floor, if it is well treated it can be used even in kitchens and bathrooms.
With a more industrial and / or minimalist aspect, microcement has appeared for some years as a material for floors and also as a wall covering. This offers a high resistance, it is waterproof, allows to overcome virtually any gap and thanks to the use of dyes it is available in virtually any color.
It is usually applied as a layer on surfaces that spreads evenly without the need for expansion joints. This is not the cheapest option, mainly because the installation must be done by an experienced professional.
It is with total security within the fashion floors the option that grows the most. Its application can be seen in all types of decoration. From rustic styles to the most current. With microcement we will obtain a greater sense of continuity than with any other material.
Hydraulic Floors are back in fashion after a few decades of decline. They are basically tiles, mosaics or tiles with decorative motifs. They receive this name for their manufacturing process, although today it refers more to their aesthetics, because we can find tiles with that name, which, imitating the appearance, are manufactured with very different materials.
On here the possibilities are endlessFor example, there are those who like to repeat a pattern with two or three colors and others who seek the opposite, that is, an infinity of different or very different colors and designs for each mosaic.
At the individual level, I must admit that it was a joy to see this type of pavement again everywhere.
Wooden parquets. Back to the classic
Over the past few years, we have become used to regular parquet designs, but this trend is changing. Now the herringbone or geometric shapes.
For those who like more rustic environments or simply looking for something different on wooden or parquet floors, they also take the irregular pieces, with different lengths and widths.
It is also a tendency to apply a note of color to these wooden floors, I do not mean exclusively uniform shades of white or gray for the entire floor, but rather to combine different colors for the same floor.
For those who prefer porcelain floors or tiles with a more classic design, there are large sizes. The more the better, not only on the floor, but also on the walls as in the case of bathrooms.
Soil combinations in 2021
For those who like to take a step forward in this trend, during the past 2019 and this 2020 with regard to floors, combinations of different materials, colors or styles are the most recent.
The most popular combination that offers great results can be found in homes that have kitchens open to the living room. On the one hand, the kitchen has a type of floor, for example hydraulic, and on the other, the area of the room is parquet. The possible combinations are very varied and to the owner’s taste. In addition, it is a great way to separate rooms without the need for walls, either to gain meters or simply to have a feeling of space.
Outdoor flooring trends
The offer on outdoor floors has always been more limited, as not all materials are not suitable or have the same useful life inside or outside a home. Thanks to technical advances in material engineering, the offer has increased and it is now possible to choose from a wide range of floor types and designs.
One of the options that has stood out and that over the course of 2020 will be further consolidated are the synthetic resin-based flooring. With them you can obtain any design, including tiles, although the most common is to imitate the classic aspect of wood. The main reason for the expansion of this material for outdoor floors is the they need little maintenance, durability and the possibility of offering a different design.