Flooring Trends to Expect in 2020

Flooring Trends to Expect in 2020

Waterproof, texture and colors... get inspired with a sneak peek of what flooring trends to expect in 2020


In laminate, vinyl and ceramic tile for people who want that wood look without the hardwood price. Flooring that mimics hardwood continues to be the number one flooring trend with no end in sight. This year, wide planks and larger tiles are growing in popularity. People who want that wood-look without the hardwood

Waterproof flooring

Waterproof flooring continues to move on up for 2020. With busy lives, large families and more pets, waterproof is the way to go if you don't want liquids penetrating the flooring. Above all, the waterproof selection is becoming limitless with not only vinyl and laminate… but the carpet? Yes, waterproof carpeting, like Shaw's LifeGuard! What will they think of next?

Textured flooring

Flooring with a distressed look, like hand-scraping and wire-brushing, are in. Everyone is looking for that high variation where no two floors look the same. You can get the real thing in hardwood or go for that “distressed look” with vinyl or tile. In short, the sky is the limit if your goal is to NOT look like the Jones’.


It's big, and “green” or ‘eco-friendly” keeps continuing to grow. Most carpet is currently constructed of recycled materials. Natural, recycled and reclaimed hardwood and other hard surfaces are also environmentally friendly. Eco-flooring could even increase the resale value of your home!

Darks are fading

Darks are becoming a thing of the past. Lights are in and it’s huge! Natural wood colors and white that make rooms appear larger.  Yep, those whitewashed floors from the ’80s are making a comeback for 2020! Satin and matte finishes are also in while semi-gloss and glossy finishes are not as popular. Lucky you because matt and satin finishes are easier to clean and look better longer!

Personal suggestion - Don’t feel you need to jump on the bandwagon. While it’s okay to be trendy, make sure you always preserve your style and personal preference. Get inspired, but decide what YOU like and make it your own.

Creative Carpet & Flooring Family Owned BusinessSteve Williams (Residential & Commercial Flooring Consultant)

Steve started his flooring industry journey as an installation helper over 20 years ago. After only two short years of being an apprentice, he was running his own crew. He continued to do installations on the side along with a wide range of construction jobs including plumbing, roofing, flooring, building maintenance and more. He enjoyed working and building relationships with customers, so he started focusing on sales in 2001. Visit Steve at our Highland, Indiana showroom to utilize his immense insight and incredible knowledge of any flooring project you have.

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