As for style, laminate flooring offers true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile, remarkably accurate with knots, raised grains, veining variations, vibrant colors, and bold patterns. The sheer variety of colors and patterns allows you to coordinate with your room's style, whether it's rustic, traditional and elegant, or cool and contemporary.
Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks, the latter known for putting the finishing touches on a decor.
Laminate can be cut into long planks, arranged in unique layouts, such as herringbone or parquet designs, or square, tile-sized pieces used with or without grout. Many have told us that the extra seams add to the realism. Others use plank for stone mimics because of the large format and fewer seams.
Remember, not all laminate flooring is the same, which affects aesthetics. A more robust surface offers greater design options because it's easier to carve on a thick surface than a thin one. It also makes it almost impossible for subfloor imperfections to telegraph to the surface. It's also more durable and quieter.