Trend watch: Our top picks of this season's flooring styles
Soothing tones and industrial chic, this year’s flooring trends have it all.
The bigger the better
When it comes to creating space, nothing is quite as striking as large format flooring tiles. With interior trends leaning towards open-plan design, large formats help establish a sense of grandeur, allowing one area to flow freely into another. From elongated wood effect planks to vast concrete style squares, there is a design choice suited to all interiors.
A popular style at Cersaie 2021, large concrete-effect tiles and oxidised finishes are in keeping with urban and industrial design schemes, offering a moody and dramatic atmosphere. For a softer effect, lay matching tiles throughout indoor and outdoor areas, further increasing the sense of space and providing a connection to nature.
A Neutral Backdrop
Building on the Serenity trend identified inTile Trace 4, flooring designs are embracing a neutral colour palette. Perfect for creating calming environments, muted beiges, greiges and greys offer a simple yet elegant backdrop that can accompany a wide range of interior schemes.
As the trend for wellness-centred design continues to grow, we see a strong future for this soothing colour palette in commercial interiors. From hotels looking to create guest sanctuaries to workplaces that are putting employee wellbeing first, neutral hues provide the ideal base. Tapping into the trend for biophilic design, wood-effect porcelain tiles, in these calming colourways, offer the durability of porcelain with the wellness-boosting benefits of natural materials.
Harmonious Wall Designs
With such a variety of striking flooring tiles available to choose from, it’s no wonder that these designs are also making an appearance on the walls! Complementary designs across both wall and floor tiles create harmony, allowing smaller areas to look bigger and making a statement in already large spaces. For an elegant scheme, eye-catching marble designs, covering both surfaces, create a luxurious atmosphere that fits with the opulent Astral trend.
We have high expectations for these trending styles and look forward to seeing how they evolve as designers incorporate them into upcoming projects. With more design shows on the horizon, we’re constantly looking for new inspiration, ensuring that our tile collections always fit with the latest trends. Explore the full range of floor tiles and keep an eye out for our upcoming launches.