There was a time when having great-looking wooden flooring meant spending a fortune on genuine wooden planks. This is still an option for many people, who prefer to spend thousands of dollars on something like antique pine flooring in order to make their room look special. However, this kind of money is out of the reach for many people, and so they need to look for a cheaper alternative. Luckily there is one, and it is one that can make a room look absolutely wonderful and without having to spend a great deal of money.
The way to make a floor look absolutely great, and look as though you have spent maybe hundreds or perhaps thousands of dollars on laying a genuine wooden floor, is to look at some of the great designs of laminate flooring that are now available. Many people think that laminate flooring has just a few designs and that unless you want something very simple you don’t have much choice. However, over the past few years the laminate flooring designers have been busy at work producing many different styles, which means that no matter what type of design you’re looking for you are sure to find some type of laminate flooring which will suit your style.
Of course, the old favorites such as antique pine flooring are still going strong, and many people still prefer this option. However there are now styles available which look like genuine antique mahogany, for instance, which can look really great in a room that is fitted out with vintage furniture, especially furniture that is made from a similar wood. There is something amazingly relaxing about a room filled with dark wood, as though history is right there in the room.
Still it doesn’t have to be antique, and even the darkest styles of wood laminate floor can look modern. A really great style is chestnut flooring, which can go with either traditional furniture, since it has some dark variations, but can also be suitable for more modern furnishings. It is also worthwhile looking at some of the various types of oak laminate, since there are many styles within this range itself and there is almost certainly one that will suit the furniture you have in your room.
The next time you’re thinking about a new floor for a room in your house don’t just stick with the usual styles, laminate or otherwise, but take a look at some of the modern designs that are now available in this flooring material. After all it is better to be spoiled for choice than to have very little choice at all…