The start of a new year typically ushers in trend predictions, and 2021 presents home improvement retailers with an especially keener sense of what’s to come. With consumers housebound in 2020 due to the pandemic, many of them focused on updating their interiors, including flooring.
Based on those buying patterns and looking ahead, Flooring America/Flooring Canada -- a North American cooperative of over 500 locally owned flooring retailers -- announces its 2021 Style Watch, a “floorcast” of this year’s top 10 most distinctive flooring trends.
Here's a quick overview of Flooring America/Flooring Canada’s 2021 Style Watch:
There are so many varieties of laminate that bring a distinct wood-look into a room, but in the laminate category watch for ashy browns that include unique graining and contrasting brown hues to rule.
In 2020, the new generation of waterproof real hardwood floors was one the most significant new products in the industry – and the category shows no signs of slowing in popularity for 2021.Perfect for active homes with pets and kids, designs with unique wire-brushed finishes will maintain their reign.
When it comes to soft surface, consumers seek softness, durability and stain resistance and that won’t change this year. What is predicted is a surge in slightly left of neutral non-traditional colors, particularly hues of sage.
Hand-in-hand with the pattern prediction is the “statement” carpet. There are striking options in soft surface, from the beautiful movement of arabesque to distinctive elevated patterns that make a design statement from the ground up.
Another soft surface trend in 2021 will be mixed texture in carpet. Loop-cut-loop provides a textured look that is both modern and masculine, but also delivers durability, stain, and fade resistance.
For more information on Flooring America/Flooring Canada’s 2021 styles to watch, including details, product descriptions, and availability, please visit flooringamerica.com/blog/top-flooring-trends-2021
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