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Guide to Laminate Wood Plank Design Trends

armstrong LVT bluegrass bardwoodModern flooring technology offers consumers a wide selection of flooring products with laminate wood plank designs available in virtually any color, shade, pattern or style.  Updating your floor with modern laminate flooring will improve the value of your home while providing a fresh, new look.  There are many choices available in laminate flooring with realistic wood replicas in varying styles such as hand-scraped or reclaimed wood, providing a real wood look without the expense of real hardwood.

Laminate flooring provides homeowners with a realistic wood alternative for the look of real wood without the expense, tricky installation, upkeep and maintenance.  Laminate floors today offer homeowners the opportunity to install their dream floor with many affordable options in trendy designs to choose from.

Laminate Wood Plank Design Colors

Laminate flooring today is available in almost any color or shade desired, with homeowners having the choice of lighter wood colors such as whitewashed or a gray wood look or a combination of light to dark for greater contrast.  Laminate wood planks come in the following colors:

  • Whitewashed
  • Gray
  • Blonde
  • High Contrast
  • Honey
  • Dark brown to black

Appearance of Laminate Wood Planks

Laminate wood planks come in many designs with distressed wood replicas a popular choice trending in 2018.  Consumers now have more options with varying textures available for a wider selection than ever before.  Variations in appearances include:

  • Rustic or hand-scraped wood
  • Reclaimed wood
  • Distressed and weathered wood
  • Stone looks

Laminate Wood Plank Design Layouts and Patterns

Creating patterns with an eye catching flooring layout is popular for interior designers, with patterns continuing to trend in 2018.  With a wide selection of laminate patterns available some of the most popular laminate designs include:

  • Herringbone
  • Mixed width
  • Diagonal
  • Wide planks

Laminate wood planks are available with varying patterns and even textures with depths and grooves which resemble real wood.

Laminate Wood Plank Design

 Laminate wood planks are available in nearly any type of wood look, in varying widths, design patterns, colors and shade.   Manufacturers are embracing new technology to develop laminate wood plank flooring with offers water resistance, although most laminate floors do not typically provide true waterproof protection. Check the properties of your materials and follow manufacturer recommendations for installations in rooms exposed to moisture.

Work with an experienced flooring company to learn more about laminate flooring products and properties, popular trends and how to choose the best flooring material for your installation.

Great Western Flooring provides more than 35 years of experience in pleasing customers with high quality flooring and tile products combined with professional installation.  We offer free design consultations at any of our design centers located in Naperville, Oswego and St. Charles.  Contact us today to learn more about popular trends in laminate wood plank designs and for all your flooring and tile needs.



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