Contemporary Flooring: 5 Trends for 2019

Posted 03/29/2019 by Arizona Tile

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2019 is in full swing and as spring makes its debut, many homeowners want to refresh their home with a new look. New floors are a great place to start, and can instantly transform your space from outdated to trend-setting.

If you’re considering installing new, contemporary floors in your kitchen, bathroom, living room or other space, take a look at these five top flooring trends of 2019.

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#1: Wood-Look Tile in the Bathroom

Wood-look porcelain tile floors have been a rising trend for years, making living spaces, kitchens and dining rooms warmer and more inviting. Now, wood-look tile is making its way into bathrooms for a unique blend of contemporary and rustic styles.

As a durable, easy-to-clean flooring option, it’s not only trendy but also practical for your bathroom. Wide plank tiles in a cool brown or whitewashed gray color, like Eramosa Carbon, are particularly popular for bathroom floors. If you’re concerned about a slick porcelain floor in your bathroom, look for faux-wood tile made with R11 Anti-Slip Finish.

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#2: Large Format Tile

Oversized tiles pack an incredible punch of style and can even make a room appear bigger. Marble-look Themar, Pietra Italia porcelain and elegant Solto White marble are just a few tiles available in extra-large sizes. Keep in mind that large-format tile requires a flat, level surface in order to install properly.

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#3: Dark & Light Floors

Both very dark and very light flooring are popular in 2019. Pale wood finishes, deep, rich stains and high-contrast looks are standing out among middle-of-the-road tones. Aim for flooring that creates interesting contrast against the room’s wall color, furniture finishes or upholstery.

Trendy light-colored flooring options include limestone, pale wood-look porcelain and white marble.

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Bold, darker trends in flooring include ash brown wood-look tile (like Porta Ebono), dark gray tile with a concrete look and porcelain tile that has a metallic finish.

Along with the trend toward these extremes of the color spectrum, we’re also seeing more interest in cool tones. For instance, many homeowners in 2019 prefer cool-toned wood-look floors in colors like pale gray and ash brown.

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#4: Eye-Catching Mosaics

Any room instantly makes a statement when it features unique mosaic floor tile that sets it apart. Black and white hex tile or penny round tile is perfect for bathrooms and kitchens. A marble basketweave mosaic adds Old-World charm and detail, while a geometric pattern brings a decorative touch.

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#5: Herringbone Floors

Transform a wood-look tile floor into something truly unique when you choose to install it in a contemporary herringbone pattern. Herringbone floors feature plank-shaped tiles arranged diagonally end-to-end to add texture, visual interest and a geometric quality to your space.

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