Low-maintenance laminate flooring offers an enormous variety of styles, colors and patterns. It's similar to engineered wood in that a top wear layer is backed by layers of plywood or compressed fiber backing that is extremely stable. The big difference is that the top layer is not real wood but a plastic coating applied over a photograph. The photo-realism technology that’s used produces look-alike finishes indistinguishable from real wood and other materials such as stone, ceramic tile, even stained concrete.
This home's entryway features the same rustic-looking wood laminate as the kitchen, making the space feel fluid and cohesive. Dark kitchen cabinets contrast with the flooring, giving the space a more contemporary feel.
The original hardwood floors were damaged in places so, once old carpeting and laminate flooring were removed, new flooring in dark finish was installed throughout the first floor for a uniform and sophisticated look. New drywall is painted in pale, powder blue, offering a pleasing contrast with the dark floors and stained trim around the cased opening.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the long front room into a study for Jonathan Gulley. The walls were painted deep gray and a modern ceiling fan and wood laminate floors were installed.
A small sectional and red leather armchair are all that's needed to provide a cozy seating area in this minimalist living room. A cowhide rug anchors the space while bringing warmth to the laminate flooring and white walls.
This transitional kitchen was entirely renovated with wood laminate flooring, white Shaker cabinets and a glossy subway tile backsplash. The overall result of the remodel is an open, bright and modern kitchen, as seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation.
The silhouettes of tree limbs and leaves in gold bring to life this symmetrical laundry room. The simplicity of the cabinets and countertops allows for the elegant detailing to flourish. A classy patterned laminate floor allows for easy spill cleanup.
Mint green walls encompass the laminate flooring, wood-treated dresser, metallic wall hangings and neutral bed with layered throw pillows of this country bedroom. The soothing color scheme and plush, layered bedding create the perfect feel for this cozy bedroom.
After a one-week redesign, this master bedroom received a major overhaul with a bright blue paint job and a stylish collection of varied patterns and prints. To lighten and brighten the room, the worn carpet was replaced with a whitewashed wood laminate floor.
Laminate flooring creates the look of real, reclaimed wood on the clubhouse. Orange shutters and a miniature door inject a vibrant pop of color into this space. Patterned carpet brings a funky touch to the playroom while also being softer and safer for little ones.
The flattering wall-sconce lighting and classy cool neutral tones throughout this bathroom take the place of the beige, pink style of yesteryear. The stunning grey wood-style laminate flooring is a stylish match with the custom cabinetry that was designed to perfectly fit this client’s needs.
Designer David Bromstad transformed this once empty and lifeless space into a beachy getaway. A neutral palette with pops of sea-inspired color is a breath of fresh air for the living room. The sun-drenched look of the laminate flooring enhances the room's beachy appeal.
The home owner's of this Burbank, CA home entirely renovated the space, including widening the opening to the living room before installing wood laminate flooring, white Shaker cabinets and new appliances. The end result is an open, bright and modern kitchen as seen on HGTV's original series House Hunter Renovation.
A long window acts as a bright backsplash separating the upper and lower white laminate cabinets in this modern kitchen. Stainless steel countertop adds a reflective quality perfectly fitting the modern theme. The hardwood floor and vertical grain fir accent wall add warmth to the room.
Linoleum is made with renewable, biodegradable materials including linseed oil and cork. Mineral pigments are added to produce rich, vibrant colors. Linoleum produces no harmful vapors and is considered a top environmentally friendly flooring choice.
Linoleum comes as sheet goods designed for glue-down installation and as laminated planks and tiles that install as a floating floor system. Some manufacturers provide a protective coating that prevents staining and helps the product stand up to foot traffic. Linoleum without this coating should be refinished every two years.
Expect to pay $2 to $5 per square foot and $7 to $12 per square foot installed.