Designers recommend laminate for an upscale look without an upscale cost. Homeowners can make a house a home, stick to a budget AND get a warm wood look. Bring durability, quality and style home with laminate.
Hardwood is moving more toward distressed planks, planks in wider widths, and exotic woods. It's no longer just plain maple or oak. We're seeing more mahogany, cherry, teak, and walnut. Also, mixing woods is becoming increasingly popular.