Laminate flooring in Land O' Lakes, FL from The Floor Boss

Three exciting trends in laminate flooring

Laminate flooring has long been considered the go-to for attractive and affordable wood-look floors. It's also a terrific alternative to stone and tile echoes flying out our doors.

Laminate's gotten even better over the years with technological advances. There are so many exciting trends it's hard to keep up, but here are the top three.

This is what you can expect to see when you are shopping for laminate floors in Land O' Lakes, FL.

Character is significant these days

That includes distressed textures. Character-grade wood floors are natural and look like they came from the forest.
Laminate wood flooring
has all the "imperfections" of nature. That includes knots, wormholes, cracks, etc.

Distressed should be distinct from weathered, although the two are sometimes used interchangeably but incorrectly. Weathered floors, however, are more subtle, while distressed goes all the way with knots, burns, scrapes, etc.

Technology has enabled manufacturers to create these looks with machines while genuine wood ages naturally. Here, you get the look with low maintenance and affordability.

Waterproof laminate wood flooring

Traditional laminate is composed of wood byproducts. As a result, it warps and curls at the edges.

A new version features a non-wood construction, eliminating concerns about spills. As a result, this version can be installed in kitchens, baths, and other higher-than-normal moisture areas.


This year's textures are significant, but this one may be the most realistic. Embossing creates little indentations that match the laminate plank's image layer.

It adds a warm, realistic texture just like that of genuine wood. But, while wood textures are done by hand, machinery creates them on wood looks, like laminate flooring.

Visit us for the best laminate flooring

You’ll get the ultimate floor shopping experience at family-owned The Floor Boss. We'll show you why laminate flooring may be your ideal solution.

Visit our showroom, where you'll see brands like Beauflor, Palmetto Road, Mannington, and more.

We're located in Land O' Lakes, FL, and we service Land O' Lakes, Greater Northdale, New Tampa, New Port Richey, Trinity, Lutz, Odessa, Wesley Chapel, and Dade City.