Almost 3 years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain limitations and adaptations still impact the desire and consumption of those who intend to renovate.
Flooring trends for 2022 are related to the desire to reconnect with nature, to feel comfortable, practice multiple activities in unique spaces and find refuge in the homes themselves.
The floor is a key element in home decor, both because of its more permanent nature and the cost involved if replacement is necessary. In fact, flooring options don’t change much from one year to the next, in contrast to other decor trends. However, the advancement of technologies on them is very noticeable every year.
Room with rustic wall in terracotta color and hanging plants contrasting green and orange.
Memories by Ana Moura and Ana Higino (MCA Estudio/CASACOR)
In this post, you will learn about the flooring trends for 2022 , which will help you make the right choice among the available materials and what best matches the style of your home. And using the Pró-Reforma application, this choice will become even easier. It works like this: you are inspired by photos of real projects, state your needs, choose the type of flooring you want, and the app calculates the best options, finally presenting all the products necessary for your purchase to be more efficient and fit into your budget. your budget! Check out!
See below 5 flooring trends for 2022!
- Floors that imitate wood
Modern living room with moss green sofa, brown vinyl floor and white brick wall.
Vinyl flooring click Tarkett in the project by Ela Arquitetura. Photo: Nathalia Artaxo
Yes, wooden floors are always in fashion because they are beautiful, elegant and because they easily combine with almost any architectural style.
Every year we have more and more alternative products that mimic the look (and sometimes feel) of hardwood floors, such as ceramic, porcelain, vinyl, and laminate flooring. These products are on the rise because in addition to delivering a good resemblance to wood, they can be water resistant, depending on the situation they can be applied over other floors and are economical.
This is the case, for example, of Vinyl Flooring . The appearance of the material is increasingly similar to wood, in some models reproducing grains and markings precisely. In addition to being anti-allergic and resistant to humidity, vinyl is a soft floor, with a low noise level and offering a pleasant thermal sensation regardless of the seasons.
Cafeteria with brown vinyl flooring.
Vinyl flooring in the P64 project by Ela Arquitetura.
Laminate flooring is a type of floating flooring that also delivers a good wood look . Compared to vinyl flooring, both floors are easy to install and, in general, can be superimposed on other floors (avoiding demolition of pre-existing floors). As a positive point, laminate is more resistant to scratches than vinyl, but it does not muffle the sound of footsteps and is not resistant to humidity.
To learn more about floors that look like wood, also read:
Vinyl flooring: what it is, what types and advantages
Laminate flooring: what it is, advantages and disadvantages
- Floors that imitate stone
In this tendency to approach nature, we find collections of floors that mimic or are inspired by stones, prioritizing good finishes, with the aim of bringing people’s daily lives closer to the natural environment. Generally neutral colors such as sand, beige, earthy and gray are noted., Vinyl flooring in Ponte vedra
Several types of flooring mimic the appearance of stone, such as ceramics, porcelain, vinyl and laminate.
Iseo Grigio Porcelain by Eliane.
In the image below, you can see a vinyl floor, from Tarkett’s Stone Collection, which has a stone print and a differential: it receives a layer of protection against fading caused by UV rays.
Vinyl flooring in a restaurant with a gray stone appearance.
Stone Line Vinyl Flooring, by Tarkett.
Durafloor’s Inova Line features vinyl flooring with a stone texture, in square tiles. See the photo below: