Laminate flooring was invented in the late 1970s by a Swedish company that was famous for being the first company that used laminate materials as tabletops. It was first introduced to the United States in the early to mid 1990s and since then has gone on to become one of the most popular forms of flooring. One of the best things about laminate flooring is that there are many different ways you can use it to accent a room. With the variety of coloured laminate flooring and different stains of laminate flooring that are available, you can turn your room into anything from an elegant marble-floored room to a cozy wooden floored cabin.
When choosing the coloured laminate flooring that is right for your home, you should keep a few of the following tips in mind:
The easiest colours to work with are neutral tones. A neutral coloured laminate flooring will provide you with the most options when it comes to interior decorating. Just about everything “goes” with neutral colours. It is why so many apartments come with neutral coloured walls and floors.
When choosing the coloured laminate flooring that is right for you consider what type of wood you want to work with the most. Often wood can be stained to be different colours, but if you are going for a natural wood or marble floor look, you will want to consider the type of marble or wood whose colour works best with the decorating scheme you have in mind.
You should also figure out what you are going to use the room for. If you are completely redecorating, you can choose your fixtures and wall colours and then pick the type of flooring that works best with what you’ve decided upon as a colour scheme for the room’s “accessories.”
The traffic flow of your home is also something that you will want to consider. If your floors get a lot of traffic or if you have kids, you might want to choose a darker colour to help hide the stains and scuffs that might occur from a heavy traffic flow. While most laminate flooring is treated to be stain and scuff resistant, treated floors can only stand up to so much. If your floors see a lot of action, dark colours will probably be best.
Price might also be a factor. While laminate flooring is, on the whole, cheaper than most other forms of flooring-the type of colour or stain that you choose could add a little bit to the price. Wooden floors are going to be cheaper than more complicated patterns.
Choosing the colours of your laminate flooring will probably be the most fun part of the entire laminate flooring process. Coloured laminate flooring adds character to a room. It can increase or decrease the overall warmth people feel when they enter the room and it can add the last perfect touch to your interior decorating scheme. It will be the final touch that makes your room feel whole.