Step Up Your Home Style with These 2024 Flooring Trends

Step Up Your Home Style with These 2024 Flooring Trends

January 22, 2024  |  2024 Flooring Trends, Flooring, Flooring Guide
Step Up Your Home Style with These 2024 Flooring Trends

Your floors are a work of art, key pieces of your home that set the tone of your decor and inform your style. Keeping up with, or even trying out, some of the latest styles is an important way to make sure your floors stay that way. Recent advancements in manufacturing and technology have contributed to new trends over the last ten years and today homeowners have the opportunity to experiment with more varieties of floors than ever before, including engineered hardwood and revolutionized vinyl flooring.  

Our customers often ask us about trends for the coming year. We love this question because upcoming trends determine what the future of home style will look like for decades to come. Identifying what is on the horizon will help you stay ahead of the curve and will make your home stand out from the rest.  

Trends are all about the future. That means anticipating what people will want before it is popular. This can be a tricky business, we don't have a crystal ball (not one that works anyway), but we always have our ear to the ground. We developed this collection of 2024 flooring trends based on what the top experts are saying, what our customers are asking for, and recent advancements in technology.  

Some of these ideas will be a continuation of the rising trends in 2023 and some will be brand new or emerging trends. If you are looking to upgrade your home's floors in 2024, then this guide is designed for you. 

So, what's new in the world of flooring in 2024? Let's take a look! 


Flooring Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2024 


If you know the team at A Step Above Flooring, then you know we love (LOVE) talking about floors. To keep ourselves from writing a mini novel, we will break this guide down into a couple of sections. First, we will discuss hardwood, then we will discuss the rise of repurposed and sustainable materials, and we will finish with a discussion about patterns and finishes. 

Discover your next great flooring upgrade below! 

Hardwood floor

Hardwood Will Remain King in 2024 


Hardwood flooring has been a popular choice for years and 2024 will be no different. Hardwood is known for its beauty, durability, and a timelessness that can fit any style. With new technological advancements, hardwood floors are more durable than ever before. As has been true for the last several years, white oak is on top when it comes to species. 

One rising star in the coming years will be engineered hardwood, which is designed to be harder and more durable than standard hardwood, meaning that you can count on engineered wood to last longer than its traditional counterpart.  

How hard should your hardwood floors be? Learn more in this guide!

Let's look at some more specific hardwood trends in the upcoming year.  


A Spectrum of Colors will be Popular 


Some years, light-colored woods are in. Other years, the popular eye seeks darker shades of brown. This year, a wide spectrum of colors will be popular. In general, warmer browns are getting more popular. So, if you want your floors to suit the style of the times, avoid floors that are overly light or overly dark. 

In terms of lighter wood floors, oat milk will be the most popular shade to choose. This light wood has a touch of warm brown hue, making for an inviting and intriguingly rustic look.  

If middle tones are more your speed, then a brownish honey color is the way to go. We are getting more and more questions about walnut adjacent colors too. These warm mid-tones have been popular on the coast for a few years, and now they are coming to middle America. 

If you are interested in gray tones that became popular a few years ago, then you probably won't be surprised to hear that warm tones are in style here. This year, grays will be commonly paired with terra cotta or sunset colors. 

Speaking of sunset, sun-kissed cherries, cinnamons, and browns are becoming popular when paired with blues, greens, and greys. This is a style to keep an eye on if you want to be a trendsetter in your community. 

Lastly, the dark is getting darker. While it may be a safer bet to stick with mid-tones, if you are looking to go against the grain a little, while still remaining stylish, then deep dark brown (almost black) is the way to go. 


It's a White Oak World, We're Just Livin' In It 


If you are looking for species, then we'll keep it simple. As we said earlier, white oak will be the most popular species by far. Why? It's durable, customizable, and oh-so-comfortable to stand on. It matches any style and design trend, and the fact that it is made from natural materials and supports earthy tones is the icing on the cake. 

If you are looking for some rising stars in the world of wood species, then maple, red oak, and hickory deserve your consideration too. 

installing wood flooring

Repurposed and Sustainable Materials are on the Rise 


A big trend in 2024 and beyond will be the use of repurposed and sustainable materials. Many homeowners are looking for floors that tell a story and contribute to a larger overall lifestyle. That is what sustainable and repurposed woods offer.  


Repurposed Woods Brings Purpose to Your Home 


What do we mean when we say repurposed wood? Wood that was once used for something else but has now been refashioned as hardwood.  

Repurposed wood can include wood sourced from anywhere including rustic farmhouses or long-marooned shipwrecks. We are finding more and more that people do not want a fresh collection of hardwood planks from a newly fallen tree, instead, they want wood that has been around and in use for decades (or even centuries). 

Why reclaimed or repurposed hardwood? Learn more in this blog!

Repurposed wood adds an element of story to your home, and it is good for sustainability purposes. Speaking of sustainability... 


The Rise of Sustainable Flooring 


More and more, people are on the hunt for sustainable flooring. This includes reducing the amount of wood being consumed, avoiding plastic flooring, and opting for flooring that has been produced by companies who prioritize conservation and sustainability.  

For hardwood flooring, this includes shopping with companies that procure wood from sustainable forests, not from places like the Amazon Rainforest.  

This trend also includes consumers prioritizing longevity over flashy trends. Today, people are investing in floors that will last them for decades, rather than flooring they will have for five years and then send to a landfill.  

If homeowners do choose to install vinyl or other flooring made out of man-made materials, they are looking for materials that can be recycled.  

These trends are very exciting because they are doing a lot to make the flooring industry more environmentally friendly and are creating a demand for advancements in sustainability. 

Hardwood floor

Patterns and Finishes Galore in 2024 


We will round this guide out by discussing some finishes and patterns that will be the most popular in 2024. Patterns and finishes help round out your space and create a finished environment.  


Wide Plank Floors Will Be Big 


Wide planks will be the most popular style in 2024. Homeowners are looking for a floor that looks like it has been there for years, and wide planks achieve that vintage look. Wider planks give your room the illusion of more space. 

However, it is important to note that planks are becoming narrower than in years past. Around 5 to 7 inches in width seems likely to be the most popular in the coming years. 


Matte is All That 


On the topic of finishes, matte and hand-scraped finishes are all the rage. Matte finishes give off a cool, modern vibe while hand-scraped finishes are more rustic and intriguing work. When it comes to matte, the lower the better.  


Textured and Embossed Flooring for a Unique Look 


Textured flooring is an increasingly popular trend that provides a unique look to any space. It can be achieved through the use of embossing techniques or other processes that create irregularities in the wood planks. Textures add visual interest and depth to your space, making it feel more inviting and luxurious. 


Keeping Up with the Trends in 2024 and Beyond at A Step Above Flooring 


2024 will be an exciting year, and the trends in the flooring world will be just as fascinating. Remember, these are just our predictions based on what we have seen and heard from industry insiders and our customers' needs.  

While it is a good thing to follow the trends, it is more important to follow your own tastes and design preferences. Follow what you feel, and your floors will never go out of style.  

Thank you for joining us on our trend guide for flooring in 2024. We look forward to a wonderful year together full of new flooring and stunning new design choices. 

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