Selecting Laminate Flooring In Colors To Fit Your Home

by A.Caxton - Date: 2006-12-18 - Word Count: 405 Share This!

Discusses the various colors and finishes available in laminate floors. Different patterns are also available. How to choose the color of flooring that will suit your home.

For your home to look its best. it is important to choose the right laminate floor. Laminate floors add a beautiful design aspect to your home. There are so many unusual designs that you can completely change the look of each room with the addition of a different laminate floor.

Since installing laminate floors is a rather large financial commitment. you will want to make sure that you make all the right decisions about color and design before you go ahead with your project.
Pine laminate. for example. has a light finish; make sure this will complement the other features of the room it is being installed in. If your baseboards. mantels. windows and door trim and furniture is dark. this may not be the right choice. Usually. you will want to use a light colored laminate with other light colors in the room. including the color of the walls and furniture. Cherry laminates have a look of a darker wood and. as the name implies. has a slightly reddish tinge to it. Will your furniture and other wood in the room be able to carry this distinctive tone?

You will also be influenced by the type of activity in the room when you are deciding on the color of a laminate. Lighter colors can be more forgiving of heavy traffic. while darker colors tend to show scratches and scuffs more. There is a wide choice of laminate colors to make this decision easier. Laminates now also offer patterns and other effects. They may follow the natural grain of the wood. or perhaps recreate the look of old fashioned planking. available in either wide or narrow widths. All of these looks can be viewed on the web at the site of many of the manufacturers of laminate floors. Keep in mind that choosing a laminate with a pattern will require more work. but if it achieves the look you want. it will be well worth the effort.

So. when you are deciding about laminate floors. first pick a wood and pattern that will suit your decor and life style. and then decide upon a finish for the particular area. Many laminates can be stained to suit your taste; the most important consideration is that this flooring is right for you and your home.

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