5 Design Trends in Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Flooring options have come a long way. With the advent of vinyl flooring came the ability to get a durable, long-lasting, moisture-resistant floor that could look like wood, stone, or other materials. With luxury vinyl flooring, there are even more options and you can get creative. If you need to replace your flooring, here are some of the current design trends in luxury vinyl flooring to inspire you:

1. Mixing and Matching Patterns

One of the biggest design trends in luxury vinyl flooring is mixing and matching patterns, particularly wood designs. There is also a lot of flexibility within this design trend. Versatility is one of the benefits of tile flooring and this is true in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring as well as luxury vinyl overall.

This type of customizability is one of the reasons luxury vinyl is a popular flooring option for sunroom additions and several other areas of the home. In addition to choosing luxury vinyl manufactured to look like wood, you can play around with the appearance of different types of woods, various finishes, and more.

On top of that, between tiles, planks, and other shapes, you can also get creative with the patterns and shapes you create in your flooring. From simple variations to complex patterns and more, the options are practically limitless.

2. Using Both Tiles and Planks

There are several tile flooring options and luxury vinyl flooring is available as tiles (LVT) and as planks (LVP). In addition to mixing and matching patterns overall, another design trend in luxury vinyl flooring is to use different shapes and materials in a single installation to create an interesting look.

In addition to different colors and finishes, one of the common ways this trend shows up is in using both tiles and planks in a floor to create unique and interesting floors. Because LVT and LVP have moisture-resistant properties and waterproof options, this is also one of the bathroom flooring ideas to add an interesting aspect to your bathroom.

3. Opting For Lighter or Neutral Colors

The wrong flooring is one of the things that can hurt your home value, and that includes the wrong color as well. The right color palette for your floor depends on your personal style and taste and your overall goal for the room.

If you will be playing around with bolder colors or patterns in your decor or in other areas of the room, it can be a good idea to stick to lighter or neutral colors for the floor. Similar to how lighter colors on the walls can help brighten a dark room, lighter colors in the flooring can also help a room look and feel brighter, bigger, and more open.

4. Experimenting With Sizes and Shapes

Updating the flooring is one of the home remodeling ideas to inspire your next project. Because luxury vinyl flooring is so flexible and customizable, you can also get creative with the size and shapes of the tiles and planks you choose for your floor. Large-format tiles and large and wide wood-like planks are popular design trends. These are more common for monochromatic floors or simpler combinations.

Depending on the pattern, mixed-width planks can also be a good option. For more complex patterns or styles, narrower and shorter planks tend to be the more common choice. The same is true for tile shapes. Playing around with tile shapes is one of the bathroom design trends that is also popping up in kitchen design, flooring, and more.

If you’re getting creative with the shapes of tiles and creating unique patterns, smaller tiles or a mixed-width approach tend to be a better fit than large-format tiles. Also, rethinking interior rooms is one of the popular home renovation trends. In addition to expanding or combining rooms, remodeling existing rooms, and more, simply updating the floor can make a big difference.

5. Defining Spaces With Flooring Elements

Another one of the design trends in luxury vinyl flooring is to use different flooring elements to define spaces. In large commercial spaces, different types of flooring, designs or patterns, or colors are often used to separate and define spaces, walkways, and more to incorporate wayfinding in a subtle and useful way. This is also one of the entryway decor trends for both commercial buildings and residential homes.

On the residential side, homeowners are mixing and matching patterns, colors, and designs to help accent specific elements of a room. In open-concept spaces, variations in the floor can help separate and define different zones and more. Replacing the floor, upgrading it, and using it in this way are living room remodel ideas that pay off and can have a positive impact when used in other rooms as well.

Replace Your Flooring With Zephyr Thomas

These are just a few popular design trends in luxury vinyl flooring to inspire you. Whether you see signs it’s time to replace your flooring or you just want to change or upgrade your floor, Zephyr Thomas can help. Contact us at 717-399-4708 to talk about your options and start a free estimate! You can also make an appointment to stop by our showroom to see a few options in person.

Take a look at the time-lapse video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team installing a tile floor for this homeowner!