Flooring Trends 2022

The past couple of years has seen an increase in the time we spend at home and as such, interior design and how we utilise our own personal space has become more important to us than ever. So, with social media reflecting the current popularity of home décor, many people are looking to explore and create their ideal vision for their homes and businesses. 

Flooring is an essential component of beautiful spaces and the market has adapted to the rise in current styles with some truly innovative designs and finishes. 

Wood flooring is a classic choice for many and no wonder, with a natural durability and a refined elegance, hardwood flooring has a popularity that is unlikely to fade. In a variety of colours and textures, hardwood flooring can always be relied upon to create the desired ambience throughout any indoor space and is the basis for many current flooring styles, designs, and trends. 

However, there are now more flooring options available than before, so if you are looking for some innovative ideas and inspiration for a project, we have compiled the key flooring trends expected to be popular this year to help you create your ideal design and turn it into your perfect space. 



  1.  Engineered Wood Flooring

    Engineered wood flooring has seen an increase in popularity due to the advantages it has over solid hardwood, without losing the effect or finish. It combines multiple layers of timber with a solid wood veneer and is designed to allow the wood to expand, meaning it is the practical choice if you are looking to incorporate underfloor heating. Despite what many people may think, engineered wood flooring is made from real wood and has very similar looking finishes, but with engineered wood, you have the option of wider and longer planks, offering you a more contemporary finish to traditional hardwood flooring.

  2. Wide Planks

    Combining a modern style with a wooden finish has resulted in a flooring trend of wide planks. A favourite of interior designers everywhere, they can be used to make a small indoor space appear larger and less confined. So if you are looking for the warmth and elegance of wood flooring but with a contemporary twist, add wide planks to your design and create a beautiful, more modern addition to your home décor.

  3. Neutral Colour Palette

    Trending for the last couple of years due to the global pandemic and the amount of time we have been spending inside our homes, neutral colours for our flooring is still one of the hottest trends for 2022. With the flooring market adapting to the popularity with many businesses like Direct Wood Flooring offering a fabulous variety of colours in their hardwood, engineered wood and parquet flooring ranges, this modern design trend is set to continue. 

    From whitewashed oak that still keeps its natural grain, to natural unfinished wood and soft, light greys, a neutral colour palette for your flooring works with most styles and can complement any interior design. Keep your space subtle and minimalist, or use it as a base from which to add pops of bright colour without the space becoming too busy or overwhelming.

  4. Decorative Design

    With flooring becoming more of a visual statement piece of your interior space than in past years, the use of innovative design and patterns created from plank arrangement has grown in popularity. Long gone are the basic hardwood flooring layouts and current herringbone and chevron designs are in for 2022. 

    A herringbone design is a series of rectangular planks placed in a repeating “V” pattern, to create a stunning visual layout. Many businesses will offer types of this flooring with an interlocking "click" system, which makes installation simple and straightforward. You simply click each board with the next, to create a floating floor that does not require any glues or adhesives and can be easily taken up again if you wish to redecorate or redesign your room in the future.

    The Chevron flooring pattern is also hugely popular, and like the herringbone pattern, it forms a repeated “V” shape when laid out. However, the planks are cut at an angle to fit together, rather than the rectangular shaped planks of the herringbone pattern. 

    If you are looking to add interest to your flooring, be it at home or a business space, then this patterned wood flooring trend provides the ideal solution.

  5. Rustic Vibes

    The “rustic look” has been a flooring trend for the past few years and shows no sign of stopping. There are several options to create the flooring textures needed to create this style.

  • Reclaimed wood – the easiest way to create a rustic style and homely atmosphere is to use reclaimed wood flooring. Keeping all the marks of well used wood without the finishing can give your floor a unique character and add depth to a space.
  • Distressed wood – these wooden planks have been artificially distressed to create the grooves and indents found in naturally aged wood.
  • Brushed wood – many companies will offer “brushed” options, which means that wooden flooring boards are brushed to remove any smaller fibres, letting the natural texture and the grain of the wood stand out.


Flooring trends 2022 with Direct Wood Flooring

If these flooring trends have inspired you to make changes in your own home or business and you want high quality wood flooring at affordable prices, then look no further than here at Direct Wood Flooring. Our expert team use their knowledge and experience to source the finest wood, so you can create your ideal space. 

With a huge range of hardwood and engineered wood flooring products, as well as some beautiful vinyl tiles and laminate flooring designs, we have the flooring finish to suit your style. So, if you want to take advantage of the exciting new flooring trends for 2022, then please contact us today to discuss your next project, get a quote, or order your free samples.