Hottest Flooring Trends 2021

1. Hardwood Flooring

The classic beauty of wood flooring never goes out of style, and even with the ever-expanding luxury vinyl options, solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring will always be popular. The hardwood flooring manufactures haven’t just sat back and allowed their competition to chip away at their market share, they’ve been busy expanding their product lines.  Let’s look at some of the new hardwood flooring options available in 2021.

Hottest Hardwood Flooring Trend - Texture


Often confused for reclaimed flooring, the look of aged and distressed flooring is achieved through scraping and denting the boards. This man or machine-made process is a great way to add the reclaimed look to a home while using newer materials.


Simply put, smooth hardwood flooring has no texture. The wood is sanded until the surface is completely smooth. This creates a clean look that is generally free of features such as knots or scratches.  

Wire Brushed

Wire brushed flooring is just that – flooring that has been treated with a wire brush to bring out deeper grains. Wire brushed floors gives the wood more rustic and natural charm and highlights the character of the wood.


In recent years, reclaimed hardwood flooring has become very popular as consumers shift towards more sustainable and eco-friendly mindsets. The wood is typically sourced from older structures such as mills or barns and can be sanded smooth or left in its current state. Reclaimed flooring usually has scratches, dents, and chips that give it more natural look.

2. Luxury Vinyl Flooring

You’ve heard the term a thousand times. Increasing popular, luxury vinyl flooring has been steadily growing in popularity of the past 3 decades and today there are countless choices available. Thicker than standard vinyl, luxury vinyl flooring contains multiple layers of material making it stronger and more comfortable to walk on. Luxury vinyl can be designed to mimic the look hardwoods, tiles, or even stone and come in a large variety of shapes and colors.

Hottest Luxury Vinyl Flooring Trend – Wide Plank


Wide Plank

Traditionally found in old homes on the East Coast, wide plank flooring has made a comeback in recent years. With widths ranging anywhere form 5”-20” wide plank flooring gives any floor a feeling of grandeur. Best suited from long or wide rooms, wide plank flooring draws the attention and makes a statement. With luxury vinyl flooring, you can get the wide plank look for a fraction of the cost of traditional wide plank hardwood floors.


3. Concrete Flooring

Frequently referred to as textured or imprinted concrete, stamped concrete can replicate the look of stones, tile, brick, and wood. Few people would consider a concrete floor to be warm and attractive, but with today’s radiant heating technology and new concrete design techniques, you can have an interior concrete floor that is both. Sustainable, waterproof, stain proof, and scratch resistant, concrete makes a great choice for low maintenance flooring.

Hottest Concrete Flooring Trend – Stamped

Stamped Hardwood Concrete

With stamped hardwood concrete floors, you can get the look of hardwood flooring at a fraction of the cost and with all the benefits of concrete.  With the ability to add custom colors, stamped hardwood concrete floors can mimic the look of almost any type of hardwood. Additionally, with a variety of different stamps available, you can choose your plank size and your grain pattern.

Stamped Tile Concrete

Just like stamped hardwood concrete, the wide range of additives and colors allow stamped tile concrete to mimic almost any type of design – at a fraction of the cost. Oh, and you won’t have to worry about cleaning dirty grout again.

4. Cork Flooring

A sustainable option to hardwood flooring, cork flooring is available in a plethora of colors and designs. Manufacturers have been able to create cork floors that mimic the stunning look of hardwood or marble while keeping all the benefits of cork. The cushiony feel of cork floating floors helps to reduce stress on your back and legs, making them the perfect fit for places where you'd stand for long periods of time like kitchens. Best of all, cork flooring is green and hypoallergenic.

Hottest Trend in cork flooring – Cork Plank


Cork Plank

Create a floor that mimics traditional hardwoods while retaining all the advantages of cork. With its soft and cushiony feel, cork plank flooring is a great choice playrooms and nurseries. If you are looking for a warm, attractive, economical, and eco-friendly material consider a cork plank floor.

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