Laminate flooring has long been considered a viable alternative to natural wood. It keeps getting better with technological advances that improve aesthetics and function.
It's stylish and durable. This is what you can expect to see this year in laminate.
This year it’s all about textures
Realism is currently the game's name, and textures make wood floors distinctive. However, the looks are accomplished mainly by hand with a steel brush or knife with genuine wood.
Wood echoes like laminate get these looks with embossing. The first three are often associated with rustic looks. They do, however, work with any decor,
The best laminate flooring will offer a wire-brushed, slightly aged textured look. Hand-scraped features long scrapes, giving each plank a unique, expensive, and hand-crafted appearance.
Distressed textures make the floors look beat up. There are scratches, scrapes, dents, and burn marks.
Embossed-in-register (EIR) offers the most realistic look yet. In addition, indentations are created to match the images, making it incredibly practical.
(Highly) water-resistant laminate flooring
A version with a non-wood construction makes this spill-proof. It eliminates all concerns about soaking, stains, and rippling.
Colors: Following the trends
Right now, the big things in wood hues are light, gray, whitewashed, and high variation. You'll get them all in laminate flooring.
Those are the three big ones, but others include fun patterns, like chevrons and herringbone. You'll also see wider planks and stain-resistant laminate.
We've been flooring the Seattle Metropolitan area for decades
Nielsen Bros & Sons, a family-owned company, opened its doors in 1946. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will show you how laminate flooring will transform your home–affordably.
Visit us at one of our three physical locations, Bellevue, Auburn, or Lynnwood, WA, or call us for an appointment with our fully stocked mobile showroom. In addition, we service Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, and surrounding areas and will also give you a free quote.