Formica laminate goes for tile look

Formica Flooring unveiled its new registered embossed stone and tile designs for laminate flooring at Surfaces 2002 in Las Vegas. The new designs feature 14 tile patterns, including Charcoal, Saltillo and Italian Travertine.

The registered embossed designs offer two grouted tile formats: 12-by-12-inch squares and random-sized blocks. Both formats will be sold as 12-by-48-inch planks. The new designs also feature the AccuLock Installation System. Suggested retail for the designs is $3.50 to $3.75 per square foot.