Are you looking for the latest flooring trends? The best place to start is right here! This blog post will detail the top flooring trends and give you tips on how to incorporate them into your home. We'll discuss what's trending now in 2021. One of the most popular trends is vinyl plank flooring, which has a similar look and feel to hardwood but at a much lower cost!

If you're in need of an update or are thinking about installing new flooring soon, this article will help with planning out your future design choices.

What are the top trends for flooring in 2021?

The top flooring trends for 2021 are a mix of new and old styles. Some people predict that the future is wood plank floors with vinyl coating or ceramic tiles as an alternative to hardwood. Others say we'll see more carpet in homes but only luxury versions! What do you think? Do these predictions sound accurate? What about your home's current flooring style?

There are many different types of flooring available on the market today, such as carpets, laminates, bamboo, and cork. However, there has been one constant trend over the past few years: natural materials like wooden planks have seen a resurgence in popularity among homeowners due to their ease of installation/replacement without much need for professional help. Of course, our team is more than ready to install these for you if you’d like to leave them to the professionals. 
A picture of a bathroom with tile flooring.
Tile flooring is a popular choice this year. It's very easy to clean and provides a modern, elegant look.

Why you should consider new floors now

It's a great time to consider replacing your current flooring. There are several reasons for this, including the following:

The flooring market is constantly evolving, and so are styles. It can be a bit tricky to keep up with all of the changes that take place over time and know what you should buy now in order to get a good deal on your purchase. It can also be challenging without the help of a professional to know which styles will remain in fashion and serve your home's needs well.

Now is the perfect time to think about replacing your flooring. With social distancing winding down (compared to early 2020), we'll be bringing more people into our homes, so impressing them with a beautiful new floor is a great way to welcome people back into your home.

The benefits of installing hardwood, laminate, or tile floors

Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for any home with children or pets. It's durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic without showing many scratches. The downside to hardwoods is their high cost, making them more expensive than other wood floors such as bamboo or engineered woods.

Laminate flooring
also has the benefit of being extremely tough, so it will resist almost anything your family throws at it (including kids' toys).

Tile flooring
provides easy care and an inexpensive option that looks beautiful in modern homes and even rustic cabins. Tiles come in every size imaginable, so you'll be able to find one that matches perfectly no matter how large your space may be!

What to look for when shopping for new floors 

When shopping for new floors, you'll want to ask a few questions. What is the flooring's durability? Will it be subjected to heavy foot traffic or not so much? How often will you need to clean your floors, and what kind of tools are necessary for those tasks (e.g., vacuum cleaner)?


If you have pets that like to scratch at things, then parquet flooring with soft nubs might be more appropriate than laminate floor tiles that could damage easily under their nails.

Foot Traffic

Heavy foot traffic may warrant thick carpet over hardwood. You should also consider low maintenance options such as vinyl floorings in these situations where quick cleanup is essential.


How the flooring fits with your room's or home's style is incredibly important. For example, if you're going for a modern look, then wood flooring might not be the best option. Instead, something like tile, LVT, or LVP, may better suit the room's needs.


The cost of your floors should also factor into the decision process when picking different styles. Some materials are more expensive than others with similar durability levels (e.g., hardwoods vs laminate).

Element Flooring & Design Center can help

We've talked about the trends for flooring in 2021, but there are still many decisions to be made when it comes to installing new floors. For example, do you prefer hardwood, laminate, or tile? What color do you want your floors to be? How much of a budget should you allocate for this project? These are all questions that need answers before you can finalize your decision. So give Element's friendly and experienced staff a call today to book a free estimate!