Via Armstrong's The Floor Board Blog:Whatâ€™s new in the world of laminate? Color variation, reclaimed wood looks, and subtle textures! These three hot flooring trends drove our latest releases in laminate flooring.In this post, weâ€™ll show you our three new looks: Global Reclaim laminate flooring, which is part of the Architectural Remnants collection; three new flooring colors in Forestry Mix which is in the Rustics Premium collection; and Millwork Block, which is also in Rustics Premium.All three brand new products make use of different planks to create a highly varied board look, and have a realistic texture.Global Reclaim Laminate FlooringInspired by reclaimed wood floors, this Global Reclaim flooring in Worldly Hue can take you to cozy places â€“ a cozy cabin, a refurbished urban loft, or a rustic cottage. There are several elements that drive the look of these Global Reclaim floors:
- EmbossingÂ â€“ Our new technique offers a realistic grain, depth, and texture of reclaimed wood.
- Ends & EdgesÂ â€“ These floors have a micro edge, which just means that the depth is a little shorter, providing a smooth and realistic look.
- GlossÂ â€“ These laminate floors are more matte than others â€“ lending realism to the reclaimed wood look.
Global Reclaim blends the exotic wood looks of apple wood, eucalyptus and maple in 18 unique planks so you get a lot of variation in your look.
Forestry Mix Laminate Flooring in Three ColorsWithin the Rustics Premium collection, we have three new colors in Forestry Mix: Brown Washed, Gray Washed, and White Washed. Like the others in the Rustics Premium collection, these new floors have scraped textures and farmhouse-style wide boards. In addition, these floors look like theyâ€™ve aged naturally â€“ with details like natural knots, chatter marks, and mineral streaks. Each color has 24 planks for a varied board look.
Millwork Block Laminate FlooringThese floors blend the old and new with patchwork and mismatched designs. â€œDistressed floors offer the look of antiqued visuals that work well in both contemporary and traditional settings,â€ says Armstrong Designer Sara Babinski.Millwork Block is distinctive due to its texture, which has been enhanced by a subtle undulating surface treatment. It also marries 18 unique planks with the look of premium oak strips.
Laminate Flooring Quality & ValueAll of these new laminate floors have a 50-year warranty; a wear layer called VisionGuard that protects the floor from staining, fading, and wear-through; and HydraCore Plus, a built-in performance core that provides durability, moisture resistance, and gives the floor a substantial feel.###Source: Armstrong