By Aubrie Rounds, Marketing Coordinator, Flooring Depot of Panama City
For many, a new year means out with the old and in with the new. Maybe it’s trying to replace a bad habit with a healthy one, a closet refresh, or even an attitude reset. We make New Year’s resolutions because we want to improve an area of our life and the new year is the perfect time for a fresh start.
Personally, one of my goals this year is to make my home a beautiful, functional, serene space that is a true escape from the busyness of life. First on my to-do list is to update my floors, which is a hefty decision. I decided I needed guidance from those who know flooring trends best—the flooring experts at Flooring Depot of Panama City.
From my research, I put together a comprehensive guide of the 2024 flooring trends for those who also wish to upgrade their floors in the new year.
Natural Design & Sustainability
One trend we can expect to see more in 2024 is the incorporation of biophilic elements, or nature elements, in building design, especially in flooring. Rather than our house being an escape from nature, we are seeing design lean into the connectivity of the natural environment and home.
Not only is the influence of natural elements in homes growing in popularity, but so is eco-friendly and sustainable options. People are becoming more conscious of their environmental footprint and the initiative to be green is reaching as far as the flooring industry.
Both the rising popularity of biophilic design and sustainable options makes tile a great choice for flooring in 2024 and beyond.
“Tile is created using raw, natural products and there are endless options of color and style,” says Kristen Carter, sales manager at Flooring Depot of Panama City. “The manufacturing process of tile produces very little waste and tile can be recycled, making it an environmentally friendly flooring choice.”
From pebble-style to wood-look, tile offers endless options to those looking to bring the outdoors in.
Statement Floors with Bold Patterns
The second trend—statement floors with bold patterns. This trend has become a transformative element in interior design, injecting personality and vibrancy into living spaces. Statement floors demand attention and redefine the aesthetic of a room. They serve as more than just a functional surface; they are the focal point, creating a visual narrative that reflects the homeowner’s unique style.
“Bold patterns such as herringbone, chevron, and basketweave, not only add a dynamic layer to the design but also evoke a sense of creativity and individuality. These statement floors are an exciting departure from traditional design norms that we will be seeing more of in 2024,” says Carter.
Large Format Tiles & Planks
The third trend—large-format tiles and planks. These tiles have become a hallmark of contemporary interior design, captivating homeowners with their transformative impact. These expansive surfaces redefine the aesthetics of a space, offering a sleek and modern appeal.
The inherent beauty of large-format tiles and planks lies in their ability to create an illusion of spaciousness, seamlessly extending visual boundaries and producing an air of sophistication. The oversized elements reduce the prominence of grout lines, offering a clean and uniform look.
The versatility of large-format tiles and planks allows for diverse design expressions, from minimalist elegance to bold patterns and textures. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, large format flooring has practical benefits, including reduced maintenance efforts and a quicker installation process.
As contemporary design continues to evolve, large-format tiles and planks stand as a timeless choice, bridging form and function in a way that enhances the overall ambiance of any interior space.
Lastly, with the renewed love for vintage interior design, retro carpet styles are making their way back into our hearts and homes.
“Get ready to see classic patterns of carpeting make its resurgence in 2024. We will be seeing more people step away from gray carpeting and lean toward shades of browns, beiges, and blues, which will bring a lot of interest and character back into homes,” says Carter.
Retro carpets are growing in popularity for living spaces in which warmth and coziness is desired and will be a unique way to showcase your style in the new year.
If you’re interested in updating your floors or if you have any questions about flooring for your home, rental, or business, stop by one of our two Flooring Depot of Panama City locations. We would love to help make your vision come to life. Call us at (850) 785-2216 or visit our website at flooringdepotofpanama.com.