Armstrong World Industries has many new commercial laminate flooring designs and colors for 2014. These design trends include wood looks, featuring mismatched aesthetics that offer a sophisticated modern twist. Also popular are interior motifs that blend vintage and contemporary. Armstrong can also create designs with a high number of unique planks, mixed species, multiple widths and lengths, and surface texturing to create additional realism.
These trends, with their textural and reclaimed hardwood looks, are the inspiration behind the new collections of designs and colors. Within the Architectural Remnants collection, Woodland Reclaim has two new stylish colors, old original wood brown and old original barn gray. Woodland Reclaim provides the look of nine reclaimed hardwoods: birch, red oak, sycamore, pine, teak, elm, ash, white oak, and hickory, in 16 unique planks with three different widths.
Global Reclaim, a new design in the Architectural Remnants collection, blends reclaimed wood looks – apple wood, eucalyptus and maple – in 18 unique planks with dusty blush tones. This new design will create a soft, elegant look to any upscale retail environment.
Within the Rustics Premium collection, the new Reclaimed American Chestnut, sepia brown, provides a new look to one of America’s most well-known rare and reclaimed Northern hardwoods and is enhanced with natural knots and mineral streaks. The new design, forestry mix, provides a blend of three hardwood looks: hickory, white oak, and red oak; and three colors: white washed, gray washed, and brown washed. Each color has 24 unique planks, displaying the varied stain characteristics of each species. Millwork Block offers the distinct look of premium oak strips, assembled into planks, glazed with stain, and enhanced by a subtle undulating surface treatment in 18 unique planks.