New laminate to match old laminate


Old 05-24-17, 04:15 PM
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New laminate to match old laminate

I moved into this house about 10 years ago. It's now time to replace the carpet in the living room. I've decided to go with laminate.
The kitchen had laminate when I moved in- looks pretty new.
How do I go about matching the living room with the kitchen? Or do I need to?
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Old 05-24-17, 04:28 PM
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There is no need to match it.
Add a transition strip and add whatever you want.
Really want to match it go to your local box store or real flooring store and pick up some samples, 10 year old flooring good luck on finding a match.
We have no picture so it's anyone's guess what you have now.
Old 05-24-17, 05:03 PM
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Often you are better off going with something different (using a transition as joe said). That usually looks better than a close, but not perfect, match.
Old 05-25-17, 04:12 AM
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I agree it's unlikely you'll find a perfect match. IMO it's best to embrace the difference and look for flooring that will compliment what you already have.
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I agree, try to match and fail and it will usually stand out more than something which is contrasting.
Old 05-26-17, 03:37 PM
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I won't fret about matching it.

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