No, I don't have any advice. I'm looking for some.
I do not like making decorating decisions. Den and I really do love the floors we had but we found out they were discontinued last year.
The company we bought it from, Wilsonart, also quit making laminate entirely, just last year also. When we chose that flooring in 2005 (the day after our last son left on his mission), I just asked the company what their top seller was, and went with that. It really worked well for us and went well with everything.
I also liked the shine on our laminate. It looked like I waxed it which of course I didn't. People would say my house looked clean even when it wasn't.
Now the ones I look at either are so glossy they look plastic and outdated, or they look like real wood with no shine at all. I guess most people would like the wood look right?
I'm trying to.
Laminate has really changed in 6 years.
We are in the process of getting quotes on what it would cost to replace our flooring. And what our insurance is willing to pay remains to be seen. We should be seeing those figures in the next day or 2. Of course we are hoping the replacement quotes/Insurance figures will match somewhat.
Here's what I'd like to know. Do you prefer this look in laminate?
I think it's called the beveled look. The samples we've seen truly look like wood, no doubt. The way I understand, this is more modern looking. But one carpet representative told us today, he sees it as a fad
Or do you like the more traditional look? It all just flows together.
You can tell me, I won't be hurt.
Seriously I want to know what you think. I'm not just looking for someone to agree with me. We are definitely still in the looking stage of all this. I'm open to learn.