6 Flooring Trends for 2018 You Need to Know About

The start of the New Year is a great time to update your floors with the latest styles set to take over in 2018. Take a look at the following flooring trends and start planning your brand-new home right now:

  1. Wide Planks
    If you are looking for something different, consider installing wide planks. Using larger segments of wood highlights the grains, knots and natural patterns, adding character and definition to any room.
  2. Grey Flooring
    One of the most popular interior shades of 2017, grey remains a top colour choice for residential homes, particularly flooring. Though popular, it can still create a unique look in modern settings, brightening up rooms with its timeless appearance. With colours ranging from light to dark, grey is highly versatile depending on your personal preference.
  3. Parquet
    Having recently resurfaced as a popular choice of flooring for homeowners, parquetry is no longer seen as a dated style – quite the opposite! With intricate, geometric patterns, the many designs found in parquetry emphasise the rich tones of the wood, creating a sense of stateliness as well as complementing a shabby chic interior.
  4. Dark Wood
    In contrast to grey flooring, deep shades of ebony, espresso and chocolate brown are preferred by homeowners looking to make a bold statement in their living spaces. These extreme dark tones are complemented by light interiors, bright colourful rugs and plenty of natural light.
  5. Variable widths
    For a contemporary and customised space, consider laying hardwood planks with random widths. This historical style was originally used by builders to efficiently utilise all parts of the tree. Nowadays, it is used by homeowners to create a fresh and authentic effect.
  6. Bamboo and Cork
    Both sustainable choices, bamboo and cork are popular among homeowners, with the trend set to continue into 2018. Where bamboo can provide a fresh and elegant twist to your space, cork is springy underfoot and a natural insulator, making it perfect in areas of high foot traffic.

To find your perfect 2018 floor, visit the Floormania website or visit one of our Sydney showrooms.



Which Quick-Step Floor is Right for your Living Room?

Finding that dream floor for your living space is no easy task. Not only is it the hub for activity, it is also a place for rest and relaxation after a long day. Your floor plays an important role in the comfort and appearance of your living space and it is crucial to install one that looks and feels equally amazing.

Laminate and timber flooring are both top choices for a new living room floor. The Quick-Step brand offers a wide variety of these products, ranging in colours, thickness and length. Below, we will look at the laminate and timber range in closer detail.



Up to 10 times more scratch resistant than other products, laminate is pet and child friendly which is highly beneficial in living areas. Spills can be cleaned up quickly and planks are highly durable without losing the look of ‘real wood.’ With a range of colours available, the following 3 are recommended choices for living spaces:

  • Blackbutt has neutral tones that add a modern touch to the living room. Originating from the Northern Rivers of NSW, each varied plank brings Australian heritage to the home.
  • Reclaimed Chestnut is a light brown laminate with extra-wide boards to showcase the rustic design.
  • Caribbean Oak also has wide planks that add dimension to your living room. The deep brown hues make a statement, creating a luxurious and grand ambiance.



Easy to install, pre-finished and wear-resistant, engineered hardwoods are an ideal choice for a living room floor. Crafted from real wood, timber floors hold exceptional beauty, creating a natural and warm environment. Here are some Australian hardwood choices for your living space:

  • Blackbutt contains shades of blonde and yellow that can balance out a room and complement elegant interiors.
  • Jarrah originates from Western Australia and has deep red tones, creating a vibrant and exotic appearance.
  • Tasmanian Oak combines warm shades of pink and straw, and is a practical solution with resilient qualities.


To find out more, check out our laminate and timber flooring pages on Floormania.