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What flooring is in style for 2023?

Bedroom with Forest Oak vinyl flooring, double bed, two side tables with a lamp and a bare plant on top, wardrobe to the side, white curtains

What flooring is on trend for 2023?
The popular flooring colours 2023 onwards will likely delve deeper into medium shades of natural oak, and the floor type looks set to move further toward LVT flooring due to its increasing capabilities. Natural oak has been gradually taking more market share from Grey coloured flooring for a couple of years or so and will likely continue for at least the whole of 2023 and likely longer. The kitchen floor trends 2023 onwards will likely follow the same naturistic theme.

What flooring adds the most value?
For many years wood flooring, both engineered and solid, have been considered as the floor type that adds the most value to properties. This however is changing slowly with the continual improvement of alternative floor types such as luxury vinyl tile flooring which has come on leaps and bounds since it first arrived on the scene. There are now many high quality luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring products that are almost impossible to differentiate from real wood flooring without thorough inspection due to modern features such as textured surfaces which replicate the grain of real wood.

LVT also provides extra usability with its scratch resistance and waterproof design. As alternatives such as LVT continue to improve the notion that wood flooring adds the most value will continue to decrease.

What is the most popular flooring in new homes today?
The people installing the flooring will tell you that the most popular flooring in new homes today is carpet and luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Carpet is currently winning with a majority of around 65% in new homes in creamy beige colours, and LVT is currently in second place at around 35% in medium natural oak and grey colours. The increasing popularity and efficiency of LVT is sure to create some interesting new vinyl flooring trends 2023 and beyond.

What is the most timeless flooring?
The most timeless flooring to date is a medium shade of natural oak wood flooring. The natural colour, style and class of real wood flooring is hard to beat in many situations and impossible to beat in some. The added benefit of high quality real wood flooring is the ability to sand the wood back to reveal fresh untouched layers making the floor look brand new again multiple times over many years. Due to the fact that wood flooring is a naturally grown product the wood floor colour trends 2023 onwards are going to be relatively similar to those of the recent past.

Here our Rising Oak Solid Wood Flooring displays the timeless natural luxury of high end medium shade wood flooring

What are high end homes using for flooring?
High end homes tend to use the same floor types as the general market just with the high end versions and brand names. The 2023 and 2024 flooring trends are expected to continue with a theme of modern natural luxury. You may find that particularly high end homes include specialised and often custom made flooring such as custom made luxury wood flooring and custom made luxury ceramic and porcelain tiles. On particularly unique projects materials have even been custom made from green renewables. When the budget permits there is almost no limit to the level of individuality that custom projects can create.

Should you put the same flooring throughout your house?
If you are planning on having the same flooring installed throughout your house it is advisable to first consider how suitable the type of flooring is for each area in your house. Is the flooring suitable for bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms for example? As these areas are the most likely to have water come into contact with the floor with water splashes, spillages and water pipe leaks. Therefore the most appropriate flooring for these areas is a waterproof floor. Wood flooring and laminate flooring are both easily damaged if they come into contact with excess water, therefore they are not best suited to be used throughout.

Waterproof floor options include sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and ceramic and porcelain tiles. Out of these waterproof floor options the floor type that would be the most suitable to be used throughout a house is luxury vinyl tile, as high quality versions imitate real wood extremely well and yet are 100% waterproof.

What is the most popular flooring choice?
The most popular flooring choice for private homes is carpet and luxury vinyl tile. Carpet is the most comfortable due to its softness, and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the most usable due to its durability and waterproof design. The potential for LVT flooring is massive thanks to its ultra-usable design so we are likely going to see this floor type become even more usable and popular as time goes on and the technology progresses. This should give us some exciting Bathroom flooring trends 2023 onwards to look forward to.

Is grey out for 2023?
Not quite. Grey is still a popular colour choice and will continue to be used. What has changed however is the colour Grey is simply not quite as fashionable as it was a couple of years ago, where it seemed everyone was painting their walls Grey, buying grey furniture and fitting grey flooring. Grey has partially been replaced with medium natural oak colours which appears set to continue to gain more popularity.

Is it better to have tile or hardwood in the kitchen?
Due to the fact that hardwood is susceptible to water damage, it is not the best choice for kitchen flooring. Therefore a tile floor such as luxury vinyl tile, ceramic tile or porcelain tile is better suited for kitchens as they are waterproof. Floor tile trends 2023 onwards appear set to continue on with 2022 trends of marble, wood and concrete.

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