BHK of America's Moderna Vision laminate flooring is designed to capture the look and feel of a solid planked floor, with beveling at the sides to create a subtle V-groove between the laminate floor planks. The V-joint is then sealed with a pattern that matches the wood-grain design, according to BHK. Vision comes with a 25-year limited warranty.
Armstrong's Pacific Heights laminate in offered in two designs, Strip and Herringbone, both offered in 3 1/2-inch widths. Strip is meant to offer a realistic hardwood visual in a 4-foot-long strip. Herringbone, in a nominal 20-inch length, features Armstrong's first patented multi-directional interlocking system to install in traditional or French herringbone patterns.
Harper's Mill laminate, from Mohawk, is designed to sell at a premium price point with an embossed texture that closely follows the design and relief of wood graining, the company says.
In addition, the pre-attached Sound Inhibitor II underlayment is engineered to improve sound performance, increase walking comfort and enhance thermal insulation. Five colors are offered in Harper's Mill, which is backed with a lifetime structural warranty, a 25-year performance warranty, a 25-year moisture block warranty, and a 5-year light commercial warranty.
Alsapan's Wood Effect laminate flooring is designed to emulate real wood with a precise, natural-looking appearance to provide the visual of a solid-wood parquet floor. Available in three oak patterns, Wood Effect features realistic texture and a V-shaped bevel with either two or four beveled edges, the company says.
Kronotex's Engineered Flooring laminate collection is designed to mimic the look and feel of solid wood, featuring an embossed-in-registered surface with micro bevel edging on all four sides. The result is a matte finish and velvet touch with a solid-wood visual, according to Kronotex.
The Engineered Flooring laminate comes in three different plank lengths, including 54 1/4 inches with six planks per box, and 26 1/32- and 17 9/32-inches each with two planks per box. All are offered in three décor variations of oak.
Pergo recently introduced Vintage Home, the manufacturer's first premium design collection created exclusively for specialty retail applications. Vintage Home features TruWood Textures technology, for what Pergo claims is "an unparalleled resemblance to the look and feel of real wood." The simulated textures follow a natural wood grain to create the illusion of vintage hardwood.
Abet Laminati makes Parqwood, a wood-veneer flooring product with a protective overlay and textured laminate surface. Parqwood is available in 10 wood-grain colors including oak, maple, walnut, birch, ash, beech, American cherry, mahogany, alder, and teak.