laminate flooringLaminate flooring comes in a wide array of colors, textures, patterns and plank sizes. If you are not sure which type of laminate floors are right for your Santa Fe home, taking a look at trends may help you decide what you like and want to incorporate into your home. Here are some of the top laminate flooring trends Floor Coverings International Albuquerque and Santa Fe has found for the Albuquerque, Santa Fe area.

High Variation

One of the hottest trends in laminate flooring right now is high variation. Light colored laminate planks are mixed with dark colored laminate planks to create a floor with different colors and variations in it. Some people select planks that are just one or two shades different from each other, while others select shades that are five or six shades apart. The more difference there is, the more dramatic the floor will look. Selecting different colors gives your flooring depth and visual appeal. When you are selecting a variated floor, always look to laminate colors with the same undertones. Yellow undertones should be grouped together and red undertones should be grouped together. Your flooring can look mismatched if you group various undertones together.

Weathered and Distressed

Another trend that is currently hot in flooring is texture. Textured carpet is hot and tiles that have some texture are gaining in popularity. When it comes to wood flooring and laminate flooring, flooring that is weathered and distressed is popular at the moment. There are plenty of laminate options that offer a weathered or distressed look.

Diagonal Layouts

The last trend that is becoming popular with laminate flooring is a diagonal layout. Traditionally, laminate flooring is either run horizontally or vertically. A couple of years ago, a herringbone pattern emerged that was popular. But this year, laying the flooring diagonal is on trend. Laying the flooring diagonally helps to enlarge a room, while also being slightly different or unique. Laying a floor diagonally doesn’t cost as much as a herringbone pattern either, which is another plus.

Install Laminate in Your Santa Fe Home

Laminate flooring most often mimics the appearance of real wood floors. As such, the trends for these types of floors tend to follow the same trends as hardwood flooring. If you are looking to install either laminate flooring or hardwood flooring in Santa Fe, and are looking for something trendy, look toward high variation planks, weathered or distressed planks, and diagonal layouts. Ready to get started on your next project in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe area? Contact Floor Coverings International Albuquerque and Santa Fe to get started with a free in-home estimate.

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