2021/22 Dining Room Flooring Trends

2021/22 Dining Room Flooring Trends

3rd Nov 2021

Posted by Alice Ewens on 3rd Nov 2021

Picking the right flooring for your dining room can be hard, so we've collected our best customer inspo to showcase our favourite 2021/22 dining room flooring trends.

There's so much choice out there! Figuring out what sort of flooring will suit your personal tastes and make your dining room look amazing can get a bit overwhelming. Let's break down the key trends we've been seeing this year that we think will stick around into 2022.

Dining Room Flooring Trends: Wood and Wood-Effect

Wood and wood-effect laminate are still very popular for flooring in dining areas. Not only are these materials practical and easy to keep clean, they can also act as a statement feature or a blank canvas for a room. The colour, tone, texture or pattern of your flooring can all have a different effect. What have we been seeing trending amongst our own customers?

Wood Flooring: Light Colour, Cool Tone

We're definitely seeing a preference for paler, cooler colours and tones in dining room floors. Desaturated shades with white and ashy undertones are popular.

@home.at.33 has styled our Sorrento high gloss and chrome dining table with 6 grey Lorenzo chairs on stunning pale flooring.

@homebyvaida has paired our Novara Gold round glass dining table with 4 white Milan gold-leg chairs against pale flooring and stunning yet simple white and gold decor.

Wood Flooring: Light Colour, Warm Tone

However, warmer yellow tones are definitely creeping back into room palettes, especially as we head into the colder months, as these tones will add some warmth and glow to rooms.

instagram image from @the.whitesideoflife - modern dining area. warm but light coloured wooden flooring with white gloss nad chrome dining table and white Isco dining chairs for Furniturebox UK. An ornate black gramed mirror hands above a radiator cover in the backgrond, with white christmas ornaments, and silver lanterns placed on the floor.

@the.whitesideoflife has paired their dining table with our white Isco chairs on gorgeous warm but light wooden flooring.

Instagram image from @welcometoplot146 featuring open plan dining area, with extension sun room living area. Pale but warm toned wooden flooring with a minimalist postmodern dining table ad 6 Pesaro grey velvet dining chairs from Furniturebox UK.

@welcometoplot146 has added our Pesaro grey velvet dining chairs with black legs to their modern and minimalist open plan living area.

Wood Flooring: Dark Colour, Warm and Cool Tones

The rise of the industrial minimalist interior design trend has brought with it an interest in darker colours in walls and flooring. Again, there are warm and cool tones within that. We're seeing floor shades/tones matched with matching tones in fabrics. Gold accents in furniture are looking strong with warmer dark floors. Silvers are complementing cooler dark wood flooring.

modern dining area with drk but warm toned wooden flooring, black simple table with 6 white faux leather dining chairs with gold legs (Corona chairs from Furniturebox UK). White wall with gold geometric pattern. Large black frame mirror and green pot plants.
Rahena C - submitted via customer review

Rahena has chosen our Corona faux leather dining chairs in white with gold legs to go with their simple black dining table (we sell a very similar table here!). The gold legs of the chair match the gold elements of the wall paper, and suit the warmth of the dark wood floor tone, dark table, and other accents in the room.

Dark wood floor with cool tone. Furniturebox UK Selina round glass dining table with chrome legs and 4 black Corona dining chairs with black legs. White simole minimalist sidebaord in background with white and black accessories.
Lee T - submitted via customer review

Lee has paired our Selina round glass and chrome dining table with 4 black Corona chairs with black legs to create a simple, minimalist design with cool tones that matches the cool shades in their other furniture and flooring.

Wood Flooring Texture and Pattern

2021 has seen a revival in herringbone flooring. Once resigned to school assembly halls, herringbone has grown in popularity and it's a trend that's set to stick around. As with traditionally straight-laid wood flooring or laminate, we're seeing a stronger preference for cooler, lighter shades. But darker tones in herringbone patterns are definitely climbing up the ranks as they're so well suited to that industrial trend we mentioned above.

@makingno53_notwhat_itusedtobe has opted for our Novara round glass dining table with chrome legs and 4 of our grey velvet Pesaro chairs (also with silver legs) to go in their stunning modern and light dining area, complete with pale herringbone flooring.

@renovation.nightmare has gone for a darker herringbone flooring which looks amazing with the strong black lines in the table and door frames, the pops of gold in the furniture legs, and the jewel-toned green velvet of our Pesaro gold legged dining chairs.

Texture is in with wood. We're seeing a real mix of urban minimalist shapes in furniture paired with traditional chunky farmhouse flooring.

Customer image submitted by Ana A. Light, faded, rustic looking  floorbaords in a cream dining area, with round glass dining table on gold legs, and 4 grey faux leather chairs with gold legs.
Ana A - submitted via customer review

Ana has chosen our gold Novara round glass dining table and 4 grey Corona chairs (also with gold legs) to sit on their rustic and textured wood flooring.

Customer image submitted by Julie S. Bright rustic-modern dining area. White wall with white window mirror, bare textured light wood floorbaords, and industrial style wood trestel table and bench with black metal angled legs. Also 4 white faux leather dining chairs with chrome legs.
Julie S - submitted via customer review

Julie has added 4 of our white Corona dining chairs with silver legs to this gorgeous industrial trestle table and bench, which are well suited to the textured farmhouse style wood flooring.

Other Dining Room Flooring Trends: Tiles

Ceramic and slate tiles are popular flooring choices too, especially in dining areas. It makes sense, given their practicality and flexibility. That split of light vs dark is still here with floor tiling, and again, lighter brighter glossy ceramics and marble (or marble effect) are edging ahead in what we're seeing popping up all over our fave home socials accounts.

@ouringlefield has opted for light marble effect glossy tile in their dining and hall areas, which perfectly complements the Novara Chrome dining table and 4 grey velvet Pesaro dining chairs, along with the other soft and glam decor choices.

@50m2 has styled our Palma white gloss dining table with some dusky pink velvet chairs and glossy white tiled flooring. The white, pink and gold theme is complemented by the pop of teal in the wall tiling.

That's not to say there isn't some serious style being served with darker flagstones that look amazing with paired-back walls and decor choices.

Customer image submitted by James D featuring modern dining area. Light walls and dark slate coloured floor tiles, with high gloss round dining table and 4 white faux leather dining chairs that have a zigzag shape.
James D - submitted via customer review

James has chosen our Giovani Round Black Top dining table and 4 white Willow dining chairs to sit on elegant and simple black tiled flooring.

We said it before, but texture is IN. We're seeing some gorgeous rustic-looking tiles giving us cottage kitchen vibes, in both light and dark tones.

Customer image from Esther A. Bright kithcne-diner area. Tal french windows overlooking lush garden, with many pot plants inside too. White counters and walls. Textured granite effect floor tiling beneath round glass and chrome dining table and 4 grey faux leahter chairs.
Esther A - submitted via customer review

Esther has gone for textured grey flagstone-style tiles that look great with that garden view. Also featured - our Novara Chrome round glass dining table with 4 grey Corona faux leather dining chairs.

@lucky.13.home has brought some stunning texture into their dining area with some fabulous tiling here. Also features our Sorrento high gloss and chrome dining table with 4 Pesaro grey velvet dining chairs.

Other Dining Room Flooring Trends: Rugs and Carpets

Always a bit of a controversial one, this. So much so, we even wrote a blog about it earlier this year!

Though definitely less popular this 21/22 season than the wood and tiles, rugs are still a strong contender for dining room flooring. A well-placed rug can pull a room together, make it cosier, or designate different spaces within an open plan area.

IG image from @home_by_pary. Bright modern dining area with white walls and sideboard, simple round mirror and white/pink/gold artwork on wall. Warm tone light wood effect flooring and grey morrocan tile rug beneath white high gloos mushroom table and 4 grey velvet chairs.

@home_by_pary has opted for a gorgeous combo here - patterned grey rug on warm-toned wooden flooring beneath our Palma white gloss mushroom table and 4 Pesaro grey velvet dining chairs with black legs.

IG imge from @athomewithamz featuring bright light dining area, pale marble effect tiling and beige textured rug under white high gloss dining table.

@athomewithamz has chosen a sophisticated palette - a pale gently patterned rug to sit on their pale marbled tiling, beneath our Imperia white high gloss dining table.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, flooring trends are varied, but with a strong lean towards natural materials (or at least, natural-looking materials. We don't judge - laminate is king in our house!). Lighter shades are also featuring heavily in our customer's homes, with some darker tones creeping in with the industrial and luxe trends. What are your favourite flooring trends for dining spaces?

We love seeing how you style our furniture with your flooring choices, so tag us on Insta. You can also check out our Pinterest for heaps more inspiration.