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The most popular flooring options to expect in 2022

Renovating your floors for the new year? Check out the hottest material options for you!

2022 is just a few weeks away, which means you have more reasons to renovate your home!

Above all, a new year always greatly influences home designs—not just in Australia but also worldwide. If you’re planning to revamp-slash-modernise your home next year, keeping up with the latest renovation trends to add value to your dwelling is a must. That includes choosing the best flooring options available in 2022.

Choosing the perfect flooring option for your home is important to bring together your desired look for a specific room or space. However, it’s not just about style and design at all times, as functionality and durability are essential when deciding which flooring to install.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the best flooring options you can try in 2022 to keep your excitement high. We also got some great flooring suggestions that you can use, which you can find on our Inspiration Gallery page.

But first, let’s take a look at the best flooring options by material and by cost:

Flooring options by material

Solid timber – Solid timber floors are durable and can resist daily wear and tear. They look elegant and can increase the value of your home. In addition, solid timber floors are easy to maintain because they don’t trap dirt.

Below is a solid light timber flooring from Project Floors and Design’s Beachmere Project:

dining space with timber flooring
image credit: Project Floors and Design

Carpets – Carpet floors are comfortable to sit and play on and can provide a cushion if you have small children. They dampen noise, making a room quieter. They also provide warmth during the cold season. 

Here’s a picture of a minimalist zen living space with a stunning carpet from Choices Flooring:

minimalist grey carpet flooring
image credit: Choices Flooring

Tile – Tiles come in a wide variety of designs and colours, so you can find one that will look great on your home. They are water-resistant and easy to clean. Tiles are easy to replace because you can simply remove an individual tile in case of cracks or damages.

Here are some awesome-looking tile floors you can find at Tiento Tiles:

boho interior with tile floors
image credit: Tiento Tiles


Vinyl or lino – Vinyl or linoleum is affordable and comes in a wide variety of colours and finishes. They are easy to install and maintain. What’s more, vinyl floors are strong and can resist cracks.

Choices Flooring offers gorgeous vinyl plank flooring that have that natural woord look:

living room with cornish vinly plank flooring
image credit: Choices Flooring
weathered vinyl floor in bathroom
image credit: Choices Flooring

Laminate – Laminated wood planks are durable flooring options and affordable alternatives to those who don’t have the current budget for natural hardwood floors. Laminate floors can resist scratches and wear and tear, making them ideal for pet owners.

Here are some appealing flooring products from Imagine Floors and Choices Flooring:

bedroom with laminated wood planks
image credit: Imagine Floors
image credit: Choices Flooring


Concrete – Concrete is durable, and you can stain it to any colour you want. It can also withstand moisture and stains after proper sealing.

home with concrete floor
image credit: The Spruce


Floating – Floating floors are budget-friendly and easy to install. They are also environment-friendly because they require less wood during production. 

modern kitchen with floating flooring
image credit: Konnect Kitchen Store

Flooring options by cost

Best flooring trends to try in 2022

Bold designs

Bold floor designs can add personality to any room or living space in your home. If you’re looking for bold floor designs, large tiles, bold colours, hexagon tiles, or Terrazo are great options that can help you liven up your floor. Bold and vibrant designs also make a room feel more energetic, making bold floor designs ideal for living spaces. 

Here are some bold floor designs from Tile Factory Outlet, Tiento Tiles, and Floornature:

floor with bold design
image credit: Floornature

Vintage black and white

A vintage black and white design is an excellent option if you want your floor to look elegant. Black and white patterns also benefit from being easy to maintain while making a room look bright and spacious. Vintage black and white patterns also don’t go out of style quickly and can complement any overall room design.

image credit: Original Style

Weathered wood/aged timber

Weathered wood is another option you might want to explore if you’re looking for classy flooring options because aged wood adds character to your floor. Aged timber is also eco-friendly because it doesn’t require cutting new trees to produce.

image credit: artisan

Marble-looking porcelain tiles

Marble-looking porcelain tiles are excellent options if you want to renovate your floor because it lends your floor the elegance of natural marble without the hefty tag price. Porcelain tiles are also durable and easy to maintain. It can withstand harsh cleaning chemicals, so you can easily remove dirt and stains without worrying about damaging your tiles.

Stained concrete

Stained concrete is an affordable option you can explore when looking to renovate your floor. Stained concrete is ideal for any room in the house because of its many colour and design options. Concrete stains are fade-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about the colour fading from your stained concrete floor.

image credit: Robin Bond Interiors
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Wood-looking porcelain tiles

If you want a natural-looking floor minus the nicks and scratches associated with natural wood floors, you can use wood-looking porcelain tiles on your next renovation. Porcelain is a durable material and fairly easy to clean, so you can save time from frequent cleanings and devote more time to your family. 

image credit: Tiento Tiles

Eco-chic carpets

Update your floor with sustainable materials by using eco-chic carpets. Eco-chic carpets are eco-friendly because they use renewable materials like cotton, seagrass, jute, and bamboo. The natural look of eco-chic carpets also helps make a room feel warm and comfortable.

image credit: The Spruce / Margot Cavin

Natural colours (bleached wood, honey/copper hues, smokey tones)

Using floor materials with natural colours is a great idea if you want to make a room brighter and livelier. These natural colours can easily be found on natural timber flooring, which has the added perks of being durable and easy to maintain.

If you plan on selling your home in the future to move to a bigger one, having floors made of natural wood can add value to your home. 

Be that as it may, almost all types of flooring options can have natural colours. So, it will all boil down to how creative you or your designer can get for the project.

image credit: Project Floors & Design

What to consider when choosing a flooring material 

Choosing a flooring option is a crucial decision, and you need to consider several factors to ensure you make the right choice of material. Here are some factors you need to consider:


Materials that last longer can save you money and provide you with a floor that looks great even after several years.

Overall appeal

Think of the overall effect you want to achieve in a room and how your choice of flooring material can help you achieve that effect. Light coloured flooring materials make a room look brighter, so you might want to consider them for rooms with limited natural light. Carpets are prone to wear and tear, so they are better for rooms with little foot traffic.

Ease of installation

Some flooring materials are easy to install, while some will require professional assistance. If you plan on renovating your floor by yourself, choose a flooring material that’s easy to install, like laminate floor or linoleum. Tiles and stained concrete require professional installation and will add to your renovation costs, so be sure to factor in installation costs if you want to go with these options. Hard-to-install floor materials will also add time to your renovations, so be sure to factor them into your renovation timeline. 

What is the easiest to install

If you’re after easy-to-install floor materials, your best options are laminated wood planks, linoleum, and carpet. They don’t require the use of professional tools or equipment, so there’s no need to rent equipment during installation. You can install these floor materials by yourself, and you can save some bucks.

What is the most durable

The most durable flooring options are porcelain tiles, laminated wood planks, and hardwood floors. These materials can last decades with proper maintenance, meaning you can also make the most out of your budget. 

They are easy to clean and can withstand most chemical cleaners, so you don’t have to worry about them fading or losing lustre from frequent cleaning. They are moisture-resistant, making them ideal materials for kitchens, living rooms and other areas where spills are common.

Tip: Hire a professional to install these floor options because most of these durable materials are expensive. You don’t want to make DIY mistakes that would cost an arm and a leg.

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