Domotex Hannover is one of the most anticipated flooring trade events in the design calendar – attracting over 4,0000 visitors from more than 87 countries. Among the main attractions at the this flooring exhibition in Germany are carpets, textile floor covering options, wooden and parquet flooring and floor lamination ­– where the latest market trends and patterns are closely debated by the industry professionals in attendance.

 

Taking place this year from January 14 – 17, the 2017 event showcased the latest flooring trends for both the home and commercial settings – with a focus on materials, designs and innovative products. With so much home interior inspiration to be taken from the event, Tile&BathCo have rounded up our top trends…

 

The Natural Look

When it comes to wood flooring, natural is still very much in. The increasingly sought-after natural look comes in many shapes and forms, including vintage styling – complete with knotholes and shakes – and a more raw, industrial feel.

 

Get The Look:

Kunny Ceramic Wood-Effect Tiles **like to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/5017B3**

Ledet Ceramic Wood-Effect Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/5017B2**

Teak Listones Ceramic Wood-Effect Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/5017B1**

Timber Brown Wood-Effect Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/1590A1**

 

 

Be Unique

Domotex 2017 has shown us that the trend towards individuality is also still going strong, with an emphasis on mixing and matching multiple colors, shapes and textures to create a whole range of exciting and distinct looks for the home.

 

Get The Look:

Urban Qub Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TP2020-002**

Lisbon Mix Décor Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/TP8080-004**

Décor Elements Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/3160C2**

Domo Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?q=domo**

Bisel Brillo Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?q=bisel**

 

 

Herringbone

Longer and wider element dimensions and herringbone patterns are another key trend to emerge from Domotex. As we mentioned in our tile layout guide **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/blog/design/your-guide-to-tile-layout-patterns** herringbone is not only ideal for creating the illusion of space in smaller rooms, but this zigzag pattern also has the ability to add plenty of character to simpler style tiles.

 

Get The Look:

New York Brick Soho Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/2010N2**

Boston Brick North East Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/2506A2**

Riabita Industrial Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/4020R4**

 

 

Flooring Materials

An increasingly popular choice for family homes and heavy traffic areas **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/blog/advice/how-to-choose-the-right-flooring-for-your-home**, this year sees laminate and vinyl flooring move towards evermore authentic-looking prints, while the laying systems used for these products are also getting smarter. Click here to see the benefits of our easy-to-fit PURE Click vinyl floor planks **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/blog/advice/flooring-ideas-for-kids-rooms-playrooms-and-nurseries**.

 

Get The Look

Berry Alloc PURE Click LVT Flooring **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?cat=Flooring&dept=LVT**

New Season Laminate Flooring **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?cat=Flooring&dept=Laminate**

FlorStyle Vinyl Flooring **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?q=florstyle**

 

Patterns & Prints

Vibrant colors and exuberant patterns are also on the up. From getting playful with pastels and muted geometric shapes to bright, eclectic designs – there’s a pattern or print to enhance all styles of home for seasons to come.

 

Get The Look:

Harlequin Glass Mosaic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/3031A2**

Umbria Décor Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/4545C1**

Fame Gris Ceramic Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/4545B8**

Riabita Minimal Fabric Porcelain Tiles **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products/2020R2F**

 

Sustainability

When it comes to installation and application technology, there is a strong focus on sustainability this year, with many products boasting the increased eco friendly benefits of lower solvent levels, reduced environmental impacts and improved speed and ease of use.

 

Get The Look:

Berry Alloc PURE Click LVT Flooring **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?cat=Flooring&dept=LVT**

New Season Laminate Flooring **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?cat=Flooring&dept=Laminate**

FlorStyle Vinyl Flooring **link to: http://www.tileandbathco.com/products.aspx?q=florstyle**