Wood Alternatives for Interior Design: Wood Laminate

Wood and other natural elements have timeless visual appeal in interior design.  Showcasing wood brings warmth and nature to a design that may otherwise feel cold and sterile.  There are so many ways to use real or faux wood laminate  into a space and designers are constantly re-interpreting existing styles and finding creative ways to showcase wood throughout the design world.

In addition to the wide variety of colors, each different type of wood offers a unique grain pattern that can complement and enhance a variety of interior designs.  Technology has come a long way in mimicking these attributes enabling faux wood laminates—which are less-expensive, practical, and more eco-friendly—to replace real wood for almost any application. Wood can bring warmth to any environment.  Used on MirroFlex lay-in ceiling tiles, a rich, Pearwood finish combined with the texture of the tile transforms an otherwise boring ceiling into a space that is calm and comfortable.

Raised Panel Coffer + Pearwood (MirroFlex)

Raised Panel Coffer + Pearwood (MirroFlex)

Plain panel doors can easily be transformed to an interesting design element by covering it with a beautiful MirroFlex Door Skin.  The color and grain of the wood helps bring the room to life and adds that nature-inspired element people are inherently drawn to.

Combining textured MirroFlex with a cherry finish makes a retail space inviting, giving customers a since of ease and relaxation.  Using MirroFlex in a high traffic retail environment can often be preferred over real wood because it is durable, easy to clean, and easily changed when the space needs an uplift. Wood will forever be a favorite among designers, but often using real wood is just not an option.  Now that the laminate industry is producing better than ever materials– more efficient, sustainable, and believable products are being released.  So no matter the environment or the space, you can bring the warmth of wood to a design.