Compared to a mere decade ago, today’s laminate flooring has come a long way, thanks to technologically advanced manufacturing techniques, and is now available in many different widths, various trendy looks, and a virtual rainbow of colors. In the 60s, laminate looked like a poor imitation of natural materials such as stone and wood, and was considered a low-budget, yet easily maintainable, flooring choice. That's all in the past now, since laminate has evolved in leaps and bounds, becoming one seriously versatile, and high-quality, fashion-forward flooring alternative.
If you're hunting around for a very particular shade of stone or color of wood, manufacturers can reproduce the exact color you want for your latest bathroom renovation or basement redesign. It's no wonder laminate has become such a popular flooring option, as it comes in a vast array of eye-catching colors. Laminate even comes in different styles, so you can get that hardwood antique finish or distressed, hand-scraped look you have your heart set on.
After choosing a color or look, you'll want to decide upon a texture for your flooring surface. Although it may be hard to believe, present-day trendy laminates have surface finishes that are textured. With this unique flooring surface, you can have a grainy wood feel, or a slightly coarse surfacing to match your exotic hardwood or stone appearance laminate.