Laminate Floor Trends 2021 | Trending Laminate Floor Colors

Laminate flooring is one of the most popular flooring options among consumers. Besides being extremely durable, laminate flooring is cost-effective, has easier upkeep, and is often waterproof allowing it to be installed in places other flooring materials can’t. Laminate is also a printed design so it allows the designer to find an exact color and design they want, which is limited when it comes to real hardwood.  With improvements made to the manufacturing process and the overall design, laminate flooring is a go-to product for homeowners who want the hardwood look but with more convenience! Here are some of the top laminate floor trends we’ve spotted for 2021. 

Barn Oak 

The more rustic hand-scraped look is an extremely popular laminate floor trend these days as we are seeing an emergence of the Farmhouse style grow! Barn oak resembles reclaimed barn wood and gives a more rustic authentic feel. It creates warmth in a room and is ideal for a farmhouse living room.

Natrona 6 1/8″ Waterproof Laminate in Cumberland Oak

Light Wood Flooring 

There’s been a move to lighter blonde wood-look laminate in 2021 and with all the warmth it brings to a room we are not surprised by this trend! The “Blonde” look is especially popular because it works as a neutral base allowing many different design styles to thrive. It also makes rooms feel larger, which complements the open floor layouts that are popular today. 

Chancing Pergo 6.25" Waterproof Laminate in Saffron Chestnut featured in modern living room
Chancing Pergo 6.25″ Waterproof Laminate in Saffron Chestnut

Whitewash and Gray laminate flooring continue to dominate in 2021! The lighter colors allow darker colors to stand out in a design. Grays and Whitewash laminates create the ideal balance of warm and cold tones in a home.

Colossia 9 7/16″ Waterproof Laminate in Denali Oak
AquaPrime 6 1/8″ Waterproof Laminate in Maximus

Realistic Wood Look Details

Laminate might be a dupe for hardwood but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look as realistic as it comes! Realistic finishes like High gloss, Hand-scraped, and Embossed finishes create a more realistic wood look that even feels like wood when you walk on it. The realism of these wood look laminates makes them an extremely popular trend among consumers.

AquaPrime 6 1/8″ Waterproof Laminate in Optimus
Trendsetter 7.48″ Water Resistant Laminate in Milan


Herringbone has been one of the biggest patterns to jump off this year. We are seeing herringbone in everything from hardwood to tile backsplashes, so it’s no surprise herringbone is making a splash in laminate flooring. Some other patterns we are seeing trending in laminate flooring are Diagonal and Chevron. All these patterns create interest in a room while also giving the appearance of a larger room. Traditional hardwood patterns have also stayed as popular as ever in 2021 as laminate continues to recreate the hardwood look.  One key takeaway from 2021, when it comes to designing, the bigger you can make your space seem the better. It’s no surprise we are seeing this trend emerge after being stuck at home all year!

Larger Planks 

It might not be real hardwood but it looks as real as it gets! This year we have seen an emergence of laminate flooring trends with a wider plank look, just like some hardwood flooring! Larger planks create a more modern open space look that is so coveted these days! It’s easy to install as well, which makes it a popular solution for the DIY crowd!

Waterproof Laminate

Laminate is so popular because it allows for the wood look in places normally not feasible, so it’s no surprise waterproof laminate is so big! Waterproof laminate allows you to have the wood look in high water traffic areas like laundry rooms, kitchens, and even bathrooms. This trend has been around for a while now but it continues to dominate. Waterproof laminate opens up a world of design possibilities and we are here for it all the way!

Styleo 7 1/2″ Waterproof Laminate in Lili Oak