As we head into the 2020s, new trends are emerging that will likely define the upcoming decade. These trends are setting the stage for new style options, more comfort, and better performance. In this post, we’ll discuss a few of the top trends to watch for in 2021.

Carpet or Hard Surface? Both are Still in

Patterned carpet bordering hard surface flooring

Both carpet and hard surface floors remain popular. It’s not about which one to install in your home, but which to install per room. Luxury vinyl floors are gaining popularity in kitchens and bathrooms. This trend comes as LVT and LVP flooring offer more versatility and affordability. However, with engineered hardwood floors now boasting a waterproof build, we’re also seeing them pop up in kitchens.

Meanwhile, carpet is gaining popularity in living rooms, hallways, and other high traffic areas. This comes as newer innovations continue to redefine carpet. It is now more durable and stain resistant than ever.

Natural Visuals

Carpet featuring floral patterns

Visuals inspired by nature are quickly gaining popularity. This trend began a couple of years ago and shows no signs of slowing. Stone and hardwood floors are naturally benefiting from this, but so are luxury vinyl floors that closely resemble their natural counterparts.

Colors and Stains

Pale and light-brown tones are quickly gaining popularity. Many people missed the outdoors during last year’s lockdowns, and it seems they are now bringing the beauty of nature indoors. These light, neutral tones also have a calming affect, something that most of us could certainly use after 2020.

Floral Patterns

This trend is even taking carpet by storm as floral patterns gain popularity. It’s a more subtle look, but one that can be enhanced with textures. Which brings us to the next trend…

Textures: Designs you can Feel

Textured carpet in a living room

Textures are taking interior design by storm. They offer a unique and easy way to make designs pop.

And, they’re not just limited to carpet. As luxury vinyl flooring gains popularity, its visuals are designed to offer more realism. This includes matching the textures of the hardwood and stone floors that LVF mimics.

Healthy Floors

Microban carpet in a bedroom

Moving beyond aesthetics, we’re seeing another trend gain steam as society continues to grapple with COVID-19. We’re all looking for ways to stay healthier, and the floors you choose will directly impact your home’s indoor air quality. That’s why health-conscious homeowners are taking a closer look when purchasing new floors. Some floors are specifically designed to help prevent microbial growth. For example, our Clean Home Destination features carpet built with the industry-leading Microban solution. This treatment gives the carpet fibers antimicrobial properties, allowing them to help stifle the spread of bacteria, mold, and mildew. While it’s still important to clean Microban carpet regularly, your carpet will remain fresher between cleanings.

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