Updated: Sep 28, 2022
Flooring Trends For 2022
Flooring trends for 2022 continue to push in the direction of selling more and more luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring. Retail floor covering stores continue to bring in new hard surface product displays, featuring wide and long plank boards. In the calendar year 2022 we will continue to see stores promote waterproof, stain-resistant, and easy-to-clean products. Carpet remains a consistent product, with homeowners wanting carpet for their bedrooms and basements. Engineered hardwood will grow in popularity, as more and more customers look for affordable and durable hardwood products. With the world forced to stay at home during the pandemic, homeowners will be looking to remodel their homes and get a fresh new look.
Flooring Trends For 2022
Flooring Trends For 2022 - Jump To Your Interest
The next calendar year will be here before we know it. As each new year begins, we all look forward to a fresh start, including looking at our homes and wondering if it is time to finally start that flooring renovation project. With the pandemic of last year, more and more homeowners will be looking to remodel.
Each year, flooring manufacturer's come out with new products they show-off at tradeshows and conventions. Meanwhile, each year, it seems customers in stores seem to gravitate toward product lines that have been popular throughout the current year, but they also look toward those product lines that are growing in popularity, and about ready to explode with massive sales. Our goal in this article is to take out our crystal ball, and predict the direction of flooring, and talk about some of our hot product bets.
Flooring Trends for 2022 Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) & Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) Flooring:
Customers always ask, "Is LVT a good product for my home value?" Even though vinyl tile and plank flooring has become extremely popular, many customers still don't understand the product or if it will last. Many customers confuse LVT with the old laminate products from 20 years ago.
If you shopped for flooring 15 years ago, you might remember the cheap laminate products that every store sold as a cash-and-carry products. These old products used to sell for $0.99 a square foot. For the most part, these types of cheap products are no longer being sold. There were just too many problems. The claims that developed wore out the marketplace, and put a quick end to cheap laminate. Besides looking cheap, the laminate products of old were not very durable. Fast forward to 2022, customers should understand the vinyl plank of today is nothing like this old cheap laminate.
LVT/LVP continues to explode as a product category. Manufacturers have made their product lines to be very durable, and waterproof, and are offering incredible warranties. LVT/LVP is great for every area of your home. Being a waterproof product, home builders have now started using wood-looking products ("LVP," luxury vinyl plank) in every room of the house.
One area of concern that we have with display products is in product marketing. Due to the high level of product competition, manufacturers tend to be very loose with placing "hot button" marketing terms on product samples. Customers will continue to see terms like:
Pet & Kid Friendly
The problem is: companies put these labels on their samples, but they never really explain what they mean. For example, many customers would read "waterproof," and assume a product is impervious to water. Unfortunately, that would not be the case. In order to truly understand what is covered in a product warranty, customers need to print and read the entire warranty document.
In 2022, we think companies will get vaguer on sample language and display information. As a consumer, it will be very important to conduct your own product research.
Hot 2022 Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank Products
LVT & LVP come in a variety of styles, colors and price points. Customers will be attracted to both inexpensive LVT products, as well as very fancy and expensive products. As we look at some of the products currently available, here are some of our selections for 2022 hot sellers:
Shaw, Uptown Now
If you're looking for an affordable luxury vinyl plank flooring product, Shaw Uptown Now might just be the one. This product comes in 12 colors. Each board is 7 inches wide x 48" long. Shaw Uptown Now Plus comes with an attached pad, and is a waterproof product. It has a 20 mil wear layer, and has a click-together installation method.
For all 12 colors, please visit the Shaw Floors Website
This product is wonderful for all rooms of the house. The attached pad helps with durability and sound, and the 20 mil wear layer gives the customer a solid product, while also not spending a ton of money.
Not every store will carry Shaw Uptown Now. Customers will want to call ahead and ask their local store if they have a Shaw LVT Display.
Shaw, Endura Plus Vinyl Plank
Shaw Floors describes the Endura Pro Series to be a 100% waterproof product. They state it is a high performance floor, with enhanced durability and dent resistance. Other features (according to the Shaw literature) include:
Minimized telegraphing (this means any imperfections in the subfloor won't come through on the material).
It requires a minimal amount of subfloor preparation
It has improved dimensional stability. For example, if you have a room that gets intensified heat from sunlight, this product will have reduced expansion and contraction.
It has an attached pad for sound reduction.
Shaw Endura Pro 0736V comes in 20 wood-looking colors. It is a 12 mil product (more about what "mil" means later in this article).
You can purchase this product with a click together installation system (Style 0736V), or you can purchase this product for a glue down installation (Style 0802V).
This product is mainly used in residential applications
For a complete description and color line, visit Shaw Floors
Axis Prime Vinyl Plank Flooring
Axiscor is a great vinyl plank product line that is perfect option for your home. The line has 3 different collections: Prime, Pro & trio. There is 30 colors within all 3 collections.
The Axiscor product line has the following features:
Direct Sunlight Protection
The "Prime" Collection is a 12 mil product that comes with an attached pad. This collection is a valued engineered product that is suitable for any room of the home and will meet the demands of multi-family housing.
You can get more information about Axiscor on their website at: Axiscor.
Karndean Vinyl Plank
The original U.S. Karndean facility was established in 1996 in Massachusetts. Since then, Karndean has produced some of the finest vinyl tile and plank product sin the marketplace.
Karndean offers three types of products: glue down, loose lay and rigid core. All of the Karndean products offer the following benefits: