These days, laminate floors offer the real look of pricier hardwoods for a fraction of the price. Homeowners in the North Chicago area love the practical benefits of laminate, which include stain resistance, mold prevention, and water repellence. If you’re considering laminate floors for your home, Floor Coverings International North Chicago has the perfect match for you. To get your search started, here are three hardwood-style finishes for laminate that will make your floors pop.

Elegant Espresso

Dark Hardwood Floors in North Chicago

Dark Hardwood Style Inspiration

Sleek and dark hardwood is a great look for laminate: think walnut or mahogany. To achieve this contemporary look for your home, choose a laminate finish that pulls almost black. Your final result shouldn’t have much warmth (if you get it right, it will look like fancy, cold-brew coffee). Espresso colored laminate is a real pick-me-up for your stylish city home.

Whitewash Wood

Whitewash Wood Floors North Chicago

Steal this Look with Laminate

Can you say staycation? Wood-look laminate with a whitewashed finish is a great choice for those of you who want to evoke a summery feel in your home. The casual chic of whitewashed floors will make your home feel just like a beach house or a lakeside getaway. Try whitewash laminate in a backyard cottage or a rustic attic hideaway.

Reclaimed for Less

Reclaimed Wood Laminate Kitchen in North Chicago

Wood-Look Laminate in the Kitchen!

Reclaimed hardwood is a hot commodity right now and that’s no surprise. These floors are simultaneously trendy and timeless. Of course, you’ll be paying a pretty penny for this recycled version of the rustic look. Luckily, you can get the same handcrafted vibe for much less when you choose laminate! Trend-conscious laminate manufacturers now offer products that faithfully mimic the best style features of reclaimed hardwood at a fraction of the price.

If you can picture one of these laminate styles in your North Chicago home, call Floor Coverings International North Chicago today and we can schedule your free, in-home design consultation.

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