Home Flooring Trends in Cleveland For 2022

January 14, 2022

The start of a new year triggers the itch for a home refresh for many of us. So, if you’re ready to take on a home remodeling project and are in the market for new home flooring in 2022, you’re in luck. There are lots of new stylish, high-performance options to choose from. Thanks to ever-advancing manufacturing technologies, today’s flooring products continue to improve: Better durability, more realistic faux finishes, unique textures, new soothing colors—the list goes on.   

What Flooring Trends Are Hot in Cleveland?

While there are overarching home remodeling design trends, individual geographic regions have their own unique styles and trends influenced by local culture, lifestyle, and even climate. In Northeast Ohio, we’re a vibrant melting pot. From historic homes in Lakewood to new-builds in Avon, and from the performing arts to the Cleveland Metroparks, we’re a community that has something for everyone. So, flooring styles here run the gamut from classic to eclectic.  

And with a full four-season weather experience, our flooring selections cover it all—but with high-performance features that are engineered to handle the changing, and even extreme, conditions.  

Here’s a rundown of Cleveland’s top trends in flooring for 2022 

Flooring Material Options 


While hard floors are the leading the trend list for 2022, carpet has made a strong comeback over the past year and will continue to be a popular choice. From patterns and textures to custom-cut area rugs, there are many ways to incorporate carpet in your home for a comfortable, stylish look. (LINK TO: https://doverremodeling.com/carpet-trends-for-your-home/) 

   Carpet used in basement living space


Carrying over into 2022 are graphic tiles with bold patterns—great for use in small spaces such as a powder room, laundry room, or mudroom to add dimension and character. With so many options available, you can incorporate patterns in your space no matter your style, from a sleek and stylish contemporary look to a vintage-styled retro vibe. Check out these tips for choosing the right tile for your home 

Decorative patterned floor tile

Faux stone tiles will continue to be extremely popular in kitchens and bathrooms in 2022. With high demand for these natural looks in affordable tile, manufacturers keep improving their product lines, which benefits homeowners. Trending now is beautifully convincing stone looks in slate, travertine, limestone, and marble. 


Inspired by modern, Scandinavian design, natural stone floors will trend in 2022. While these floors are beautiful, they require regular maintenance and can be cold and hard underfoot. So, be thoughtful about where you choose to use them in your home.  


Natural stone inlaid tile used in entryway


Of all flooring choices, wood is the most consistent choice for adding value to your home. Grey tones are still very popular in Northeast Ohio for 2022, with natural options starting to get noticed by homeowners as well. On the darker spectrum, warm walnut tones are popular. However, no matter which way you lean is important to go with one color family of hardwood throughout your entire home or on the same level for visual harmony.  

Dark hardwood floor in kitchen


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Organic, natural colors

Home color trends are taking cues from nature. After a year spent inside, this color trend has us reconnecting with the beauty that lies outside our windows. Inspired by the outdoors, we see natural colors in sandy neutrals, lush greens, and desert tans. The trend is inspired by sustainable, organic living using reclaimed and raw materials to create a warm and comfortable living space.  

Faux marble

The clean, sophisticated look of marble tops the trend list for kitchens and bathrooms in 2022. Ceramic marble-look tile delivers all the style and distinction of marble at an affordable price and with enhanced performance features. Engineered marble tile is less porous, more durable, and more accessible than the real thing—but with the same timeless look and feel.   

Faux marble tile used on bathroom floor

Scale and pattern

Patterned wood floors, wide-plank hardwood floors, dramatic oversized tiles, a combination of wood and tile—think the flooring products you love, but with a twist. Use these unique design elements or applications to add dimension and visual interest to your living space. 

Dramatic brick basement floor

Varied finishes

Trending now in tile is matte and very low sheen finishes. Plus, tumbled porcelain tile with an unpolished finish for a not-quite-perfect edge and textured appearance. In 2022, the hottest texture trends in solid hardwood and wood lookalikes, like porcelain tile and luxury vinyl plank, include wire-brushed, hand-scraped, and rustic, distressed wood surfaces. 

Unique shapes

 Porcelain tile is an attractive flooring option because it checks all the boxes: variety, flexibility, and style—from hexagon tiles to teardrop-shaped to oversized and everything in between. What’s more, porcelain tile is an affordable and durable product choice, so it works in almost any space in your home. 

Choosing the Right Flooring for the Cleveland Climate 

One of the beautiful things about living in Cleveland is our seasonal weather. We get it all—from hot, humid days in the summer to sub-zero temperatures and snow in the winter. But, unfortunately, with the change in weather comes dramatic shifts in humidity and moisture levels in the home, which affect flooring wear and performance

So, which is the best choice for your home? When installed correctly, porcelain tile is the most durable home flooring option. It’s not affected by moisture or humidity and is waterproof. Luxury vinyl tile or planking is another high-durability flooring option that’s also waterproof, making it perfect for home areas with a more constant presence of moisture and higher levels of humidity. Available with textured surfaces—like faux stone or hardwood—these luxury vinyl products also offer slip resistance ideal for wet-feet traffic areas like bathrooms, mudrooms, laundry rooms, and entryways. 

Natural marble tile in bathroom set on the diagonal

If hardwood flooring is a must in your home, look at an engineered hardwood product for enhanced durability. Engineered hardwoods have plywood or composite base with a genuine layer of hardwood on the surface. In addition, these surfaces can be sanded and refinished, making them a great investment choice. 

Work with a Local Cleveland Designer

Need some help weighing your options? Stop by our showroom at the Dover Floor & Tile Center in North Olmsted and meet with one of our local designers to find the right fit for your home. 

The best is yet to come, 

Beth Orr