• Sarah-Jane Kavanagh

2019 Flooring Trends: Favourites in Flooring

‘Floor’ guests and family members alike as you update the look, the style, the quality, the sustainability of your home flooring. Whether building or remodeling, make sure that you keep these key flooring trends in mind--and underfoot!

In general, natural woods and stone flooring trends are the order of the day when it comes to 2019 flooring trends. Floors are ecofriendly and waterproof, with both dark and light hues of honey, blonde, white, gray, and high variation textures predominating.

Flooring textures also shine in their decorative diversity, and include handscraped, wirebrushed and distressed. Popular patterns include herringbone and chevron, diagonal, wide planks and mixed widths. The stone look and the wood look are increasingly popular, as are fresh and eye-catching flooring styles that are farmhouse, coastal and contemporary in veneer.

Today’s flooring styles merge classic materials with ultramodern technologies to create low-maintenance flooring options that can be used to achieve any number of distinctive, highly stylish looks and veneers.

So what is the ultimate residential flooring in 2019? Wood and wood-like flooring reign in their popularity, with wood-like variations on laminate, vinyl and ceramic tile joining classic wooden floors lining the foundations of many a modern home. And while tile was classically considered the only option for those who desired waterproof flooring, today’s homeowners can access a broader choice of waterproof vinyl and laminated floors with reliable waterproof properties.

Those who favour textured flooring might prefer classic hardwoods with wirebrushed, handscraped and fully distressed floors—particularly in the kitchen. Blonde and gray are the colours of the day, and—regardless of the look and texture of a floor, ecofriendly, environmentally responsible and recyclable materials are a must in any room design. Particular favourites include recycled and reclaimed hardwood flooring, hard surfaces comprised of natural and recycled materials.

Natural, renewable, recyclable and home-grown materials such as hardwood, herringbone pattern wood, and timber, marmoleum, bamboo and cork, most literally lay the foundations for today’s floors and homes. When it comes to materials in general, think alternative, organic and innovative.

In the arena of tile flooring, larger tiles that liken popular surfaces (including marble, limestone, travertine and concrete) are very much in vogue, as are diagonal flooring and rectangle subway tiles, encaustic decorative and glass tiles.

To learn more about 2019 flooring trends—both literally and figuratively--in 2019, please attend AWID’s free Get Floored presentation, where designated experts in the flooring field will offer valuable information regarding tile, wooden and concrete, addressing in particular styles, materials, installation and trends.

AWID will present Get Floored! 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, 31 July 2019, at Havwoods International-Sydney Showroom, 28 Margaret St., Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia. Get floored and get informed! Please register at

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