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Top 10 Flooring Trends to Look Out for in 2022
When you’re seeking out the latest in tiles - both flooring and walls - here in the Toronto area, we always try to keep our readers and customers updated. From our product list, you’ll notice that we are always adding great new flooring and related renovation items. We like to make sure we have popular flooring looks and styles on hand at all times, for both contractors and do-it-yourselfers (DIY), as well as design professionals and decorators.
We’ve compiled some emerging hot styles in flooring. When you are on the lookout in the Toronto area for what’s coming up in tiles, flooring materials, and accessories, be sure to keep us in mind. We’re here to help.
Here’s a look at the hot trends in flooring tile for 2022. Read on, Toronto.
It’s a compelling look; people just love to gaze at the zigzag pattern of chevron flooring. They lift any room, from plain to eye-catching. It’s a classic look, yet contemporary at the same time, as it keeps on coming back for more; 2022 is no exception. The chevron look is going to be big for this year.
The beauty of porcelain tiles in this configuration is that you can achieve a wood-look chevron pattern, without going to the expense of hardwood. We think it’s a fabulous idea.
All signs are that glossy finishes will be supplanted by the look and feel of a textured finish on floors. Tumbled edges, with some imperfect finishes, are emerging as a hot trend for 2022. The result is an aged feel, giving definition and depth to the tile surface, for an eye-catching and appealing look. Plus, there’s no need to worry about maintaining that high sheen that can be both challenging and time-consuming to achieve. Go for that lived-in look with textured flooring tiles this year.
Concrete Effect Tiles
This gives that industrial look for the floor. You get the “poured and polished” look of concrete without actually having to pour and polish anything. It’s a fantastic choice for both high traffic areas - residential or commercial - and also does well in a bathroom setting, particularly when you put the concrete effect together with matte black fittings and fixtures.
Large Format Tiles
These behemoths are emerging as a popular choice for both floors and walls. Large format tiles give that slab look, whether for an entire floor or wall, or simply as an accent in a particular spot you want to show off. One of the nice benefits of large format tiles is fewer grout lines. Picking the right grout colour will ensure an almost completely seamless look, if that’s what you’re after. We are seeing a lot of demand for this out-sized floor and wall surfacing option - large format tiles are big in more ways than one this year.
That’s right. 2022 promises to be the year when the colour yellow makes a comeback in tiles, for both floors and walls. Often used as an accent - think about a backsplash wall or bathroom - yellow tiles are now being specified and chosen over larger swaths for floor or wall - or even both. There’s something about this stand-out colour that seems to have grabbed hold of the designers’ and decorators’ imagination this year. So if you are looking to be in step with the fashions, tiles in yellow may be the move you make for one room or more this year.
Reclaimed Wood Look
Everything old becomes new again. There was a time, not that long ago, when renovators were ripping up old, worn-looking floors and replacing them with gleaming surfaces of all types. Fast forward to 2022 - there is a surge back to that worn look. Only now, you can get the reclaimed wood look, in brand new porcelain tile. Often the motivation is to bring some country charm into whatever interior setting - kitchen, around a fireplace, etc. It can also achieve that lived-in look; after all gleaming floors are not to everyone’s taste. This is a way to get a throwback look, in a high-quality, durable new installation. The “scratches” are built in - you won’t have to worry about adding new ones with the tough porcelain surface.
Another vintage sort of aesthetic is making a comeback this year - the two-tone look in flooring and even in walls. Checkered patterns, in large tiles, or mosaic style - there are so many to choose from these days.
Classic White Tiles
Some looks just never go away. White will be white, and will remain a popular choice for floors and walls all over, not just limited to kitchens and bathrooms. Look for subtlety in your choice of white tile, though. There are choices of white tile with bevels, and soft patterns worked in, to achieve something more than a uniform “blank page” effect. Although we are calling it a trend for 2022, classic white tiles never really went away, and they likely never will - it’s such an obvious, winning choice.
Wood Look Tiles
We’ve talked about the reclaimed wood look. Straight-up wood look tiles were all the rage in 2021, and show no sign of slowing as we head into the mid-point of this year. Wide-plank is an ever-popular choice, and the finished appearance is so close to the real thing, folks will have to look very hard to determine whether that tile floor you installed is actually wood or porcelain. Floors, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, living areas, offices - you name it - when you want an all-purpose, universal look - that also comes with built-in durability and ease of maintenance - you simply cannot go wrong with the selection of wood look tiles for your construction or renovation project.
Colours in General - Tiling in 2022
When you go over the list we’ve just provided, you’ll see that - what the heck - any colour and texture under the rainbow is possible. We mentioned specifically about the emerging popularity of a splash of yellow on both floors and walls. The more general trend, however, seems to be toward a cooler look. By that we mean cool tones, such as grays and lighter colours. Generally speaking, we don’t expect there to be much emphasis on more standout shades such reds and oranges. When you do see them, they will likely be found more in the accent category, much like the aforementioned yellow trend.
Blacks and charcoals are another great looking option which is on the rise, particularly in flooring surfaces. The beauty of black is that it goes with anything. It’s also readily available, and so are complimentary accents, an important consideration when decorating.
Gray specifically has grown by leaps and bounds as tile choice over the last few years. In fact, you see tons of gray all over as a style choice for both residential and commercial interiors and exteriors; it’s not limited to just floor surfaces. This versatile choice will likely maintain its popularity through the year and beyond. Gray is here to stay.
Having Said All That About Flooring Tile Trends in 2022
We’ve just listed what appear to be some popular trends in flooring and wall tile choices for this year. But you know what? It doesn’t have to end there. Thankfully, we are living in an era where “mix and match” trumps all else. Home decor has evolved to the point where just about anything goes. Gone are the days where “this matches that”, and “this goes with that”. Today you are limited only by your imagination and by what your soul tells you is right. That’s probably why trends such as worn-looking floors (that are brand new) come on to the scene - someone took a look at a worn floor somewhere, and thought to themselves: that looks awesome!
All we know is that people definitely have varied tastes, and that’s just fine by us. There are the trends that the trend-setters establish, and some of their choices may just turn out to be fads. Then there’s the choice of going your own way, and developing your own look or style for your construction or renovation project. Maybe you noticed the look in a movie somewhere, or a magazine. Or, maybe you dreamt it up in your own head, all by yourself. It’s all good, as far as we’re concerned.
We are always here to help with your construction or renovation product - with quality products, timely service, and sound advice. We’d be happy to hear from you. Contact us.