Though we still have a bit more time left to 2018, all of the trend forecasters and industry experts have already set out what they predict to be trends in their areas of specialization. Food experts, fashionistas, and designers have all decided what we will be seeing more of in the coming year, and that includes the anticipated trends in kitchen flooring.
In this article, we’ll look briefly at a few of those predictions and consider how you might use them if you are redecorating, renovating or even building a kitchen in 2019.
Variety is Key
One of the most commonly used terms in the kitchen flooring trends for the coming year is “variety”. Designers and decorators are opting to mix up materials and create a sense of variety. One way this plays out in kitchen flooring trends is for identical materials with different patterns to appear. Wood floors, for example, may have three or more stain colors laid out to create a unique blend of texture and color. The same goes for vinyl tiles or planks, laminate boards and classic ceramic tile floors in contemporary kitchens.
Less Manufactured, More Natural
Another of the trends that seems to be spilling over from the past few years is for the tendency to opt for kitchen flooring that has a more natural appearance rather than being made of materials with a more manufactured look. This means that classic vinyl flooring may not be the hot choice, but instead, wood, laminate, and tile flooring may be the winner in the coming year.
While smooth flooring in a kitchen is a safety and sanitation issue, the trend in visual texture is changing a lot in the coming year. Terms like “distressed” and even “hand scraped” seem to be a developing preference. Wire brushed wood floors are also a popular look, and if you are opting for a new kitchen floor, explore options for wood floors that have a smooth finish but are textured with distressing, hand scraping or wire brushing.
It might seem impossible for trends to shift in terms of colors, but with the preferences towards more natural floors, the colors are also headed in that way. Rather than the richer, colored woods of the past few years, the list of popular hues for kitchen flooring in 2019 include honey and blonde wood floors, white and grey tile and “high variation” colors in any material. Again, though, that points back to the “variety” already noted and is commonly seen in wood plank floors with lots of different hues.
Finally, if you are eager to just “Google” the terms used to describe the trendiest styles in kitchen flooring, it would seem that “farmhouse” still ranks as a top player, but there are also a lot of instances of “contemporary” and “coastal” influencing kitchen flooring for 2019.
If you are eager to see lots of examples of the trendiest looks, materials and styles, stop by Ottawa Diamond Flooring, the area’s top flooring company with a huge showroom, free estimates and the very latest options.