Bold Colors, Designs for Laminate Flooring in 2013: EPLF

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 12/11/2012 12:34PM


Schattdecor European Producers of Laminate FlooringSchattdecorBold colors and designs highlight Schattdecor's "Historic Pine" style. BIELEFELD, GERMANY - Trends for laminate flooring in 2013 will range from experimental timber looks with blue- or green-colored cracks and branches, to the standard wood grain patterns. So says a recent study by the Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF).

EPLF says coniferous woods, such as larch and pine are often used as patterns in European laminate flooring, while deciduous woods like ash and elm are also popular. Designs and colors for these species range from natural, light and partly glazed looks to patterns with bold colours, "which are synonymous with a new experimental design," EPLF says.

Singled out from the traditional species is oak, which EPLF says will show continued popularity in traditional settings, i.e., natural shades and rustic textures, as well as the new bold colors and looks for 2013, including dark shades of gray and black.


In addition to the addition of bold colors, board formats will also be "more extreme than ever before," says EPLF. "The long rustic board with all-over print is the trendsetter of the moment," the group adds.


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Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at or Google+.

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