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How do I Choose the Color of Laminate Flooring?

Dear Bob and Betsy,
There are so many choices! Can you help? How do I choose the color of laminate flooring for each room in my home?
– Rebecca B.

Dear Rebecca,

Choosing your floor coloring is a big decision. Unlike paint, once you choose your floor coloring, it’s harder to change over time. For this reason, we encourage you to start planning your room décor by choosing the floor coloring first.

Here are a few questions to ask while choosing the right flooring for your home.

What is the style of your room?

Different styles call for different types of laminate flooring. Here are a few general ideas to get you started.

  • If you want a beach style room, try a lighter wood or a whitewashed wood color.
  • If you want a traditional style room, try cherry or oak wood coloring.
  • If you want a modern room, try a grey or black laminate floor.

The flooring sets a tone for the style. Choose the type of flooring that matches best with your specific taste in overall décor.

What type of artwork do you have in your room?

Sometimes it’s easier to choose flooring color based on the type of artwork in a room. Look at the pictures on your walls and determine the color scheme in the images.

Are there bold, bright colors? You might want a more modern style of floor. Are there neutral color tones? Then you might want to choose a more rustic color for your floor.

What type of furniture do you have?

Furniture will sit directly on your floors so it’s crucial that they match. If you have painted furniture, it’ll be easier to match your flooring color than if you have wood furniture.

With wood furniture, try to vary the color of your floors enough so that your room does not look overly uniform. For example, if you have dark wood furniture, you might want to choose a lighter wood floor.

Once you’ve narrowed your search, request a free sample from Best Laminate. We’ll send you the flooring so that you can see it in your own space, with your current wall colors, furniture, and upholstery.

Get this free sample before ordering an entire roomful of laminate flooring so that you don’t have to hassle with returns or the expense of a poorly matched color.

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  1. I’m going to have some laminate installation services done in our home to get our now flooring put in, but we haven’t decided what color we want. I really like how you talked about doing grey or black laminate for a modern style room. We’re going to be doing laminate installation on the first floor of our home, and my wife has things decorated in a modern style, so I think that black or grey would be great for us! Thanks for the help!

    • Ashley Tolfo

      You’re welcome, Max! If you’re still looking for grey or black flooring, we recommend checking out our grey flooring and black flooring selections. Another suggestion would be our line of Elesgo Supergloss floors, which are VERY modern and really make a statement! Feel free to call us if you have any questions or need help ordering – 1-800-520-0961!

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