Top Vinyl & Laminate Flooring Trends of 2022

Let’s talk about laminate and vinyl flooring! Both laminate and vinyl flooring has become increasingly popular over the past decade due to their versatile design choices and their supreme durability. With the increase in flooring popularity, there have been some hot new trends that everyone should consider before their next remodel or home upgrade. Check out the rest of our blog to find out what’s trending in the laminate & vinyl flooring world for 2022!

Waterproof Vinyl & Laminate 

The increased popularity of waterproof laminate and vinyl has nothing to do with actual style preference and everything to do with durability. Waterproof flooring allows homeowners to install vinyl or laminate in places like the laundry room and basement without fear of the floor getting water damaged by any accidental flooding or water spills. To learn the difference between water-resistant and waterproof flooring and why waterproof flooring is gaining popularity check out our other blog

Light wood-look vinyl flooring in a boho room
Christina 9″ Vinyl Plank in Whitney
Blonde wood-look laminate in an entryway
Legrand Pergo 7.5″ Waterproof Laminate in Artisan Tan

 

Wood Look & Stone Look 

Vinyl and laminate flooring has been mimicking the look of hardwood and stone for years. They tend to be more durable and budget-friendly than their counterparts and have become extremely realistic over the year. Trending wood look styles closely match what is trending for hardwood and vice versa for stone. There has been a big push for a more toned-down, realistic, and functional decor in 2022. Nature is back in interior design and it can be felt everywhere from the top paint colors to the trending floor styles. 

Rustic wood-look flooring
COREtec Stone 6×48 Vinyl Tile in Morina

Laminate and Vinyl flooring are following hardwood trends by mimicking; hand-scraped, distressed, herringbone, and low gloss hardwood. Check out our top hardwood flooring blog to find out more about what’s trending in hardwood. 

Light wood-look hardwood
Epworth Pergo 7.5″ Waterproof Laminate in Reverence Oak

When looking at stone look vinyl flooring,  we are seeing a push for more natural-looking stone looks that mimic the look of marble, slate, and travertine. Check out our blog to find out more about trending natural stone styles. 

Coretec Stone Vinyl Flooring
COREtec Stone 18×24 Vinyl Tile in Iona
Stone look vinyl flooring
COREtec Stone 12×24 Vinyl Tile in Sahni Polished

Concrete Look

As we continue to experiment designing with more natural-looking products, concrete look flooring has gained popularity for its beautiful simplicity and ability to transform an industrial space. We are particular fans of this style because while real concrete looks amazing, it’s not so comfortable to walk on and vinyl or laminate has solved that problem completely. 

concrete look vinyl flooring
COREtec Stone 18×36 Vinyl Tile in Vesta

Patterns 

We can’t talk about vinyl without talking about trending patterns! Pattern flooring has gotten overlooked in the past few years as vinyl continue to move towards realism but patterns are still hot, hot, hot,  in the design world! Patterned vinyl flooring allows a homeowner to break up the space and create a unique design. Kitchens and bathrooms in particular can be completely transformed using decorative patterned vinyl. 

Hive Sheet Vinyl Flooring
Hive Sheet Vinyl in Swarm
Tapestry Sheet Vinyl
Tapestry Sheet Vinyl in Linen