The Top Flooring Trends in 2023
A home’s floor is its foundation and is often at the core of every other style and design choice applied throughout one’s residence. Whilst personal taste should always remain a priority for builders and renovators, looking to future design trends to find inspiration and help guide decisions can be worthwhile. Here, we look ahead to 2023 and outline five key home flooring trends.
Biophilic design is a style that pulls from the natural world to enhance well-being and creativity. Introducing biophilic design into an interior involves merging natural materials, textures, colours, and graphics into the home through various applications to achieve the design principles of a visual, material, and seasonal connection to nature. One of the most obvious ways to achieve this trend through flooring material is to choose natural hardwood timber floors with their originality, varying grains, and organically created color palette.
A natural timber floor will not only enhance the biophilic properties of a home, but also add an element of grandeur and timeless appeal. Boasting high durability, adaptability, and versatility, a hardwood timber floor will appeal aesthetically, as well as add value to your home. Furthermore, a solid hardwood timber floor will also provide a feeling of comfort and connection to nature. Imagine stepping onto a beautiful expanse of natural timber every day and reaping the benefits of calmness and connection with the world beyond our front door – sounds pretty enticing to us!
Dark & Moody
While light and bright have dominated interior trends in recent years, 2023 will see a tilt towards the other end of the spectrum with a richer and more dramatic palette making a comeback. Trend analysts are predicting a return of gothic style décor to add an element of opulence and historical charm to a space, and if done correctly can work across an array of home styles including heritage and contemporary.
While painting all your walls black to achieve this trend is unnecessary, those looking to include nods to the gothic aesthetic will be pleased to know it can be achieved subtly through a darker and more sombre colour palette on the floor. Back To Timber’s range of engineered, laminate, vinyl and hybrid flooring each feature a selection of darker planks including Quick-Step’s Perspective Nature Painted Oak Black and Titan Rigid Roasted Blackbutt to name a few.
Fluidity & Softness
Given the immense unpredictability of the last couple of years and the current stresses in the world around us, it’s understandable that fluidity and serenity in the home are high on the priority list. Coming to the forefront of this movement is the application of flooring products that feature loose knots and effortless grains. Having this gentleness transcend onto the floor of a home can ultimately create a guide for the eye and a relaxing focal point.
While natural hardwood timber floors are an authentic choice, many man-made engineered ranges stocked at Back To Timber realistically replicate the intricacies of hardwood timber at a fraction of the cost. What’s more, the ongoing maintenance required with hardwood timber floors is mostly diminished when opting for laminate, vinyl or hybrid flooring, and if relaxation and serenity is what’s desired, then low maintenance should certainly be high on the priority list.
Consumers are becoming increasingly eco-driven and making purchases based on the long-lasting impacts products are having on the planet. Whilst a trend may be associated with something that comes and goes, an eco and waste-conscious mindset is more a way of life and less a fad. Back To Timber are proud to stock a selection of man-made flooring options that are produced from 100% natural materials and sourced from FSC certified forest resources. One of the most popular brands for eco-conscious builders and renovators is Quickstep, who has received an EU Ecolabel accreditation for its incredible selection of laminate flooring. Thanks to how it can be disposed of, as well as the wood in the laminate being renewable and holding back CO2 greenhouse gas for lifetime of the floor, Quickstep is a great choice for those looking to go green.
Art-deco design, which originated in Europe just prior to World War One, has enjoyed many resurgences and is likely to see a resurgence again in 2023 as a popular choice for home decorating.
When used in interiors, art-deco style is notable for its geometric patterns and bold applications. One of the most popular ways to achieve this aesthetic is through more detailed laying styles such as parquetry; including herringbone, chevron, and basket lay patterns. Back To Timber stocks an expansive selection of both engineered and solid parquetry flooring options in a multitude of tones. If a more detailed laying pattern is high on your project’s priority list, then we recommend discussing this with a Back To Timber installation specialist who has the experience and know-how in achieving these looks.
From mood-boosting through to extravagance, 2023 is shaping up to be an interesting year in design trends. With extensive knowledge on the latest innovations from around the world, Back To Timber is able to guide you every step of the way when making one of the biggest decisions for your home. We look forward to seeing you in-store soon.