As 2023 rolls around, this might be the year you’ll finally renovate that room you’ve been putting off. If so, you can look forward to exciting new flooring trends that bring new life to any room. Let’s dive into the flooring trends of 2023 that you need to know; the results might just surprise you!
Trendy Flooring Materials
Each year has a star studded cast of popular flooring materials. But 2023 is all about traditional and durable flooring materials—and that’s good news for homeowners who want flooring that goes the distance.
If you’re going to hire a flooring contractor to install the hardwood flooring you’ve been eyeing, then you’ll be glad to know hardwood is very much on trend. However, for 2023, homeowners are leaning towards seeing the wood’s natural grain come through, such as hand-scraped hardwood, which allows the texture and the character of the board to shine.
Hardwood is an enduringly popular flooring, but not all homeowners can install it for one reason or another. In that case, there are wood-look alternatives that are almost as good as the real deal.
Some popular wood-look flooring materials your flooring contractor can install for you are laminate, luxury vinyl, ceramic tile, or porcelain tile. Regardless of the material you choose, anything that successfully mimics the look of wood (grainy look and textured feel) is a gorgeous choice and will be seen in more and more homes in 2023.
Whichever tile fits into your aesthetic and budget, such as natural stone, ceramic, or porcelain, it has a place in the flooring style forecast for 2023. Here are some great ways to make tile feel new and unique:
- Any tile that has metallic accents for a modern feel
- Using natural stone in any space
- Tiles contrasted with wood (real or faux) flooring
- Geometric tiles for a contemporary twist
And if you’re not convinced, consider how durable and versatile tiles are. They go the distance, won’t get warped by water or moisture, and can be used throughout your home.
The 2023 Flooring Trends You Need to Know
Once you’ve selected the flooring material for your space, it’s time to think outside the box with this season’s popular styles.
You can never go wrong with hardwood flooring. However, as experienced flooring contractors, we’re seeing the emerging popularity of rustic hardwood. In addition, homeowners are increasingly turning to “cozy” wood with character, meaning wood that’s grainy and has texture. As for board size, mid-to-large boards are carrying over from previous years.
If you have a large open space that you want to divide, we’re seeing the latest flooring trend of mixing wood (real or faux) with tile (stone, ceramic, or porcelain). This mixed material combination separates your space while creating a striking focal point.
Some popular ways to utilize two flooring materials is by combining parquet (herringbone, chevron, or parquet) wood flooring with a neutral tile or a traditionally laid wood floor with the added interest of a tile design (e.g., geometric). Essentially, this contrast of one traditionally laid flooring to a design or patterned floor (e.g., parquet or geometric tile) is a functional division for your space that also creates a unique look that draws the eye.
The tile trends for 2023 span from elegant, natural stone to creative, captivating ceramics. Here are some of the biggest tile trends of the year:
- Natural stone is always favourable
- If you want creative floors, mosaic tiles are still very much in
- For the modern homeowner, try geometric tiles
- Wood-look tiles are a great, waterproof option
- Get stylish with matte tile flooring
- Pepper your tiles with bright and cheerful jewel tones (yellow, green, or blue)
The truth is, tiles are making a comeback but this time they’re making a splash. Get creative with tiling to create something totally unique and customized for your home.
Flooring Colours for 2023
This year the flooring colour trends are neutrals. However, there is a surprising colour that is making an appearance in 2023 that you’ll want to know about.
Whether tiling your bathroom or getting your flooring contractor to install white-coloured hardwood flooring, you can never go wrong with this shade. White flooring is ideal for anchoring your space in tranquillity. White floors are also a great choice for modern or contemporary spaces. The colour is bright and can help make your room feel more open and spacious.
Grey is a shade that came into style not long ago but continues to retain and gain popularity. Grey, in many ways, has replaced beige as the most popular neutral. The nice thing about grey is that you can really play with the tones; try a moody dark grey to infuse the space with drama or light grey with blue undertones for a cooling yet serene feel.
When it comes to hardwood flooring colours, mid-tones are in. The more your hardwood flooring looks like it’s just been plucked from the forest, the more on-trend your floor is! Opt for natural wood species, like oak, to achieve a cozy ambiance.
One of the more exciting trends in hardwood flooring for 2023 is the comeback of rich reds, like mahogany or cherry hardwood floors. These warm-hued hardwoods pair well with cool wall colours to create a warm and inviting space.
Jewel tones are becoming increasingly popular. As a result, flooring contractors are getting more requests for blue, green, or yellow pops to break up the monotony of neutral tiles. Jewel tones might just be what you needed to give your space new life this year.
The Latest Flooring Designs and Patterns
The final element worth considering before your flooring contractors install your new flooring is whether you use a flooring design or motif. Here are the popular flooring patterns of 2023.
There is nothing more aristocratic and alluring than parquet flooring. When we say parquet, we mean chevron, herringbone, or parquet patterns. However, these styles are different in appearance. Chevron looks like arrows; herringbone is more of a zigzag; and parquet is small boxes of alternating vertical and horizontal slats. Traditionally, these patterns were hardwood, but now you can find them in different materials like stone.
Wide Plank & Large Format Tiles
One trend that continues to wow homeowners is oversized wooden planks or tiles. Wide plank flooring can help bring a large room together, while large-format tiles make a small bathroom appear bigger.
One of the more popular patterns carrying over into 2023 is geometric tiles. The simple geometric lines help to give your space a quiet modern touch without the need for loud tiles.
Black & White
Another classic look that flooring contractors see a lot of is black and white flooring. Whether homeowners are jazzing up their front entryway, a hall, or a bathroom, black and white checkerboard patterns or black and white patterned tiles are wildly popular.
Another trend coming carrying over from 2022 is hexagonal tiles. These tiles add a subtle flair to any flooring and compliment a mixed material flooring, such as hardwood and hexagonal tiles.
2023 Flooring Trends: Dive Into the New Year With Fresh Flooring
If 2023 is the year you’re finally upgrading your space, this comprehensive list of the latest flooring trends is sure to help. From the most popular flooring materials to eye-popping hues and patterns, the flooring of 2023 is a blend of the classic and the creative, which means there’s something for every palate.
If you need help deciding which flooring material, colour, or design to install in your space, call the Brothers Flooring today. We offer free consultations, and with over 20 years in the industry, we’re confident we can help bring your vision to fruition!