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FOCUS | Trends for 2020 Lastra Fjord and


Grey Grained Oak kitchen by LochAnna


industry takes sustainability seriously. This was also reflected in HPP being a sustainability partner at the 2019 kbbreview Retail & Design Awards in Manchester.” Most manufacturers have sustainability as a part of their ethos. Italian brand Scavolini, for example, uses recycled wood panels and low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, while Rotpunkt uses BioBoard to make its Greenline range of kitchens. BioBoard, an eco-friendly alternative to chipboard, is PEFC- certified and made from fast-growing, sustainable corn crops.


But some brands, including The Used Kitchen Exchange, The Used Kitchen Company and The Used Kitchen Hub, are taking sustainability to a different


level, selling second-hand kitchens. These companies will find buyers


recycled for


dealers’ old displays, which means that the retailer recoups some of their money.


Flooring


Earthy tones and textures will be the order of the day for flooring, with browns and also heritage colours popular among consumers. Luxury, sustainable wooden floors, such as those offered by Ark One, will be much desired, as will rustic, reclaimed flooring for the more eco-conscious. These textures also offer warmth and interest to a design scheme. In addition, mixing and matching flooring in a zonal kitchen was identified as an emerging trend in 2019 and is likely to continue through 2020 and beyond. This is another


way of differentiating and personalising the space, as well as being a practical solution and potentially helping to save costs.


So homeowners could splash out for something luxurious under foot for a casual area or place for relaxing, while sticking to more traditional floor tiles, and laminate for the harder-working parts of the space.


Tile style


When it comes to tiles, bold geometric shapes and bright colours will prove popular in 2020 as a great way of accenting a design scheme. Hexagonal, honeycomb designs and fish scales were all the rage in 2019 and this is likely to continue,


while


Luxury, sustainable flooring will be much desired, as will rustic, reclaimed flooring for the eco-conscious


colours


including dark greens and blues and also dusky pinks were on-trend for both kitchens and bathrooms. Forbes magazine also identified some interesting tile trends at last year’s Cersaie Expo in Italy, including blending


material effects, such as wood and concrete, wood and fabric or marble and terrazzo, as a way to create a fresh look that may not date a space as easily. Psychedelic schemes inspired by the Sixties and Seventies, with ‘playful geometrics’ and ‘trippy patterns’ were also identified as a hot trend.


Worktops


Transitional flooring scheme by Lundhs


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For worktops, zoning by functionality will continue to be a key trend in 2020. This means practical, hard- wearing, robust materials for wet and heavily-used areas, such as quartz, ceramic and other man-made solid surfaces, as well as solid-core laminates, such as those from Bushboard. Then it’s warmer or more luxurious materials for lesser-used or seating areas or


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