5 Trendiest Flooring Ideas to Consider for Your 2019 Remodeling Project

5 Trendiest Flooring Ideas to Consider for Your 2019 Remodeling Project

When reinventing your home, changing up the floor is one of the most significant upgrades you should consider. Not only does this allow you to freshen up the part of the house that is worn down the most, but you can also create an entirely new look for any room without too much fuss.

To succeed in this endeavor, you have to do your research about the latest trends and most popular choices people in your neighborhood use. Here are five flooring ideas you can check out to get you started:

1.   Polished Concrete

One of the hottest decorative flooring options that deliver functionality and aesthetic listed in the 2019 interior design trends is polished concrete. This is because more newly built homes are designed using an industrial style interior, complete with décor and furniture.

While this type of flooring material was previously reserved for garage and other exterior floors, polished concrete has become a preferred option for kitchens, basements, and even bedrooms. Aside from its unique aesthetic, it also offers a low-maintenance option best suited for on-the-go homeowners.

2.   Large Format Tiles

Another popular floor trend for 2019 that offers both flexibility and cost efficiency is the use of large format tiles. While it can be installed in just about any room of the house, it is best used for the living room and other larger rooms where you can maximize the desired effect of the design without the need to cut the tiles into smaller pieces.

3.   Processed Hardwood

Some say that hardwood is no longer the most popular choice for certain parts of the house, but it is still considered a top contender for living room and bedroom flooring in 2019.

Take processed hardwood, for example. Aside from offering a classic and timeless aesthetic to the room, it also provides a homely appeal that many homeowners cannot resist. The most significant factor why it became a famous option in the first place is its textured, natural grain appearance, and overall elegance.

There are two specific hardwood looks that made the cut: bleached hardwood and fumed hardwood.

Bleached Hardwood

Although some may like the glossy brown hue on most wooden floors, there are those who prefer a softer shade of hardwood. In fact, in 2019, there seem to be more people who prefer the latter as reflected by the rise in demand for bleached floors.

Called “blanching,” the bleaching process that renders hardwood with a pale ashy color showcases the grainy texture of the wood differently, allowing you to enjoy the same natural aesthetic in wood while enjoying its beauty presented in a new package. This has become a top choice for designers and homeowners alike because of the contemporary vibe it lends the space.

Fumed Hardwood

Aside from bleaching, another popular way of incorporating wood into a new look for residential space is fuming. Fumed wood has a richer tone compared to its natural state. It also emphasizes the wood’s grain without the need to perform any staining process.

Fuming involves putting the wood inside a chamber where it is exposed to ammonia. Once the wood reacts, it undergoes a change in color and has different results depending on the type of wood used.

4.   Wood-Look Tiles

As you may have noticed, wood remains a top contender in the 2019 flooring trends. This may be the reason why interior designers and contractors are looking for a more affordable way of bringing the natural beauty of the material to homes without shocking installation and material costs.

One of your safest options in achieving this is wood-looking tiles. Mimicking the appearance and texture of wood, this type of tiles come in various colors and styles. It can copy the aesthetic fumed, distressed, bleached, or natural wood has to offer, thanks to the ever-progressing tile printing technology.

5.   Engineered Flooring Materials

Artistic floor designs are all the rage this 2019, and it is expected to stay this way thanks to the consistent popularity of engineered flooring materials. Engineered wood, for example, can offer a vast range of choices that will allow you to get that creative aesthetic you’ve been dreaming about minus the steep costs.

Plus, compared to hardwood, the installation of engineered wood is easier. It has also been found to resist heat better as it doesn’t contract or expand as much as solid wood does.

Quick Roundup

Flooring trends change almost every year, but one thing remains the same – the demand for both aesthetic and functionality. When choosing a type of floor for your remodeling project, always consider usability and beauty. Never compromise. Choose wisely.


Ralph El Eid is the Business Development Manager at COLORTEK – Wall & Floor Fashion. EQUIPAINT is the franchise owner of COLORTEK in Dubai (U.A.E.) and Doha (Qatar); an international paints manufacturer specializing in the widest range of decorative paints and seamless concrete & resin flooring, with a unique showroom concept, and thus an ideal destination for homeowners, consultants, architects, interior designers and paint applicators.

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