Modern flooring design ideas that make an excellent choice to use in your remodel or for building a new home.
Are you thinking of sprucing up your home with new flooring? Whether you are renovating a bedroom or transforming your whole house, you can never go wrong with an updated look for your space. From stylish hardwood floors to luxury vinyl tiles, there is something for everyone's modern tastes.
Come get inspired by the array of flooring design ideas in our home that are suitable for your own. With sleek modern materials to timeless classics, discover the perfect flooring design that can transform your space into a warm and inviting abode. Learn all about the popular materials, colors, and textures that are sure to make your home look and feel its best. With these design choices and handy tips, you'll be giving your home the flooring it deserves.
Let me first start by saying we do NOT have any carpet in our home. Some may think that is crazy. Others love the idea of no carpet. I have found there are very strong opinions when it comes to this and it is really up to personal preference. But either way, you can find the best option that works for your home situation and design style.
Flooring Design Ideas
There are lots of different options for floor tiles, so we will cover just a few. In my laundry room we have a patterned cement tile. This is Allegro Cement tile from Riad Tile. The grout is frost by Mopei. My tiler was quite impressed with the quality of this tile.
Cement tile is great for indoor and outdoor flooring, including showers. It is very versatile which make is a great choice for designs with intricate patterns.
Things to know about cement tile:
- Cement tile is a little bit thicker than classic tile.
- It MUST be sealed before you grout.
And see that awesome vent cover above? If you are looking for a DIY vent cover to match all of your different flooring material, I highly recommend what we used. Look here for more information on a custom floor vent.
We opted for porcelain tile in our mudroom. This tile is 6" wide x 24" long making the herringbone pattern even more dramatic. These tiles are from Daltile and the color is Iron Grey. I did an Alabaster grout by Mopei. White grout in a mudroom can be tough to keep white, so it is also sealed to help keep it clean.
I wanted to do something fun in my mudroom so these tiles are in a herringbone pattern. This is the perfect choice to add a modern design. The porcelain is able to emulate the natural stone tiles look that is so appealing.
We opted to darken our grout lines later on after seeing such heavy use in this space. This is a simple solution to maintain the floor design. See how we did it here.
Things to know about porcelain tile:
- Ideal for high-traffic areas
- High water-resistance
- Stronger than ceramic or stone
Consider stylish flooring ideas as well as the material. I opted for one of the latest trends in flooring for my son's bathroom. This matte black 12x12 ceramic hexagon tile from Daltile is stunning with Timberwolf grout by Mopei. The geometric patterns are a gorgeous contrast against the white oak vanity.
Things to know about ceramic tiles:
- Slightly less durable than porcelain
- Lightweight and easy to install
- Generally less expensive than porcelain
For my girls' Jack and Jill bathroom I wanted the marble look without the maintenance of marble tiles. So I went with this beautiful 12x12 Florentine tile from Daltile. This glazed porcelain tile has both gray and brown tones in it making it easy to change out decor without changing the floor. The grout is Frost by Mopei.
Things to know about Florentine glazed porcelain:
- Low-maintenance like ceramic tile, but durability of porcelain
- Elegant sheen like marble
Marble Flooring Designs
Marble derives from natural materials and is a popular choice for a high-end finish. We chose to install marble in the master bathroom. I have loved marble since I can remember, but I don't always love the wild patterns. First Snow is a good choice to give you those beautiful lines without being too wild. Subtle hints of gold in it make it a very versatile marble. The grout is Frost by Mopei.
Things to know about marble floors:
- Suitable for wet zones like a bathroom
- A classic look that won't go out of style - longevity
- Requires routine maintenance and polishing
Since marble stains so easily, it is not always a good idea to put it on the shower floor. So instead I went with this glass tile that looks exactly like marble but isn't so hard with maintenance.
We knew we wanted some kind of hardwood flooring for the rest of our home because we didn't want to use carpet. Our wooden floors from ADM flooring are engineered hardwood in Vintage Beige wide planks with an oil finish. This type of flooring is ideal for high-traffic areas like living rooms and kitchens.
An oil finish is a fantastic option because damage and wear are easier to repair than a lacquered finish. Plus, an oil finish doesn't have a sheen to it and is more of a matte finish, looking more natural.
We have this wood in the rest of our house, including in bedrooms. A great way to achieve a softer look in some of these rooms like the living room and our bedroom, is to add area rugs. This will not only protect your existing flooring, but also create a unique look for the room.
Things to know about engineered hardwood:
- A softer flooring type for your feet, similar to laminate luxury vinyl
- Not as thick as hardwood
- Less likely to warp and swell if it gets wet, unlike true hardwood
- Very durable but requires maintenance
When it comes to flooring the possibilities are truly endless. From traditional hardwood to modern luxury vinyl flooring, there is no shortage of options. With careful consideration of your needs and personal style, the right flooring solution can easily become a reality.
Now that you've considered your options, it's time to start choosing your favorite flooring design option. After all, the floor is the foundation of your home—investing in the right choice is the key to success. Let your floors make a statement and bring your vision to life.
Join the newsletter
Subscribe to get our latest content by email.