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Wilsonart Laminate Flooring Manufacturing Discontinued: What Now?

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Wilsonart laminate flooring manufacturing was discontinued in October of 2010 leaving many former customers looking for Wilsonart laminate floors. Yet, many of the innovations that were developed continue to be built upon today.

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Having produced high pressure laminate products since the 1950’s, this global industrial corporation began as Ralph Wilson Plastics Company in Temple, Texas. Like many retirees, Mr. Wilson, a former executive in the laminate industry, set out simply to fill his time.

Dedicated employees, coupled with a commitment to excellence in manufacturing and customer satisfaction, resulted in rapid growth throughout the sixties and seventies. Expansion within the United States in the 1980’s and 1990’s, then international acquisitions in Asia and Europe grew Wilsonart into a $10 billion manufacturer and distributor. How did the company get into the laminate flooring business?

Where did laminate flooring come from?

Laminate flooring was born out of the laminate countertop business. It seems a natural progression that an inexpensive, waterproof, dent and scratch resistant product available in an array of colors and patterns would find its way from the countertop to the floor. Having blossomed from humble beginnings in Europe during the 1960’s, laminate flooring would not find its niche in the United States until the 1980’s and into the nineties.

During that time, Wilsonart laminate flooring is offered in woodgrains to simulate hardwood flooring and in tiles with a subtle mottled effect that mimic a variety of materials including stone, slate and porcelain. Wilsonart touts itself as the exclusive manufacturer of high pressure laminates and promised that its HPL construction produced a higher quality product than that sold by their competitors.

End of an era

In 1996, U.S. based Wilsonart shipped its first shipment of laminate flooring. One year earlier, Wilsonart International purchased a 140 thousand square foot building on 15.5 acres of land in Temple, Texas as the site for its flooring manufacturing plant.

On August 16, 2010, an announcement was posted on wilsonart flooring.com that the last day of manufacturing of Wilsonart laminate flooring would occur on October 29, 2010. On December 3, 2010 the Wilsonart laminate flooring office and plant on Center St. in Temple, Texas closed its doors and discontinued business. Today, Wilsonart concentrates on their core business of laminate countertops.

Looking for Wilsonart laminate flooring

Since Wilsonart laminate flooring manufacturing was discontinued, many former customers have been seeking it out. This has created a community of people sharing information about leftover boxes, and selling leftover planks of the products to each other via eBay and craigslist over the years.

If you’re looking for Wilsonart laminate flooring yourself, you can read the extensive comments below this post for a place to start.

Alternatives to Wilsonart laminate flooring

Beyond finding an exact match to a specific color and pattern of laminate flooring made by Wilsonart, there are other options open to homeowners five years after the products were discontinued. The industry has since evolved in leaps and bounds in all kinds of arenas when it comes to long-lasting laminate floors.

This means a wider selection of products that reflect a greater attention to detail for both color variation and surface patterning. Even the details of pattern and texture have been matched up to create a more believable natural surface than ever before. It’s now more difficult than ever for the untrained eye to tell the difference between a laminate surface and a natural one.

Browse for new laminate flooring

Even options for board widths have expanded, which allows homeowners to get a more extensive selection of looks in addition to more colors and patterning. From the sleek narrow-style boards to the wider, more European style boards, there is a laminate floor to match any home decor plan these days.

In addition, modern laminate floors are sturdier, and even stand up to a greater degree of moisture exposure. This means that they can be installed in a wider variety of spaces without fear of moisture damage and other environmental effects.

Better than ever

What Wilsonart laminate flooring helped to pioneer for floor surfaces is being continued today, and better than ever in terms of look, durability, and practicality. When you’re looking for Wilsonart laminate flooring and come up dry, the good news is that there are other options that represent an evolution in modern flooring to suit you, and still at an affordable price point.

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[This post was updated January 2016]

 









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269 Comments

  1. I have~ 900 sq feet of wilsonart laminate light rustic oak for sale.

  2. we need 2-3 boxes of wilsonart tresurewood due to construction please contact us if anyone is able to locate even 1box thankyou

  3. looking for 2 boxes of Wilson art pacific birch. W3000053

  4. I am looking for 280 sq. ft. of wilsonart harvest oak.

  5. tom mauer Reply to tom

    looking for 1 to 3 boxes of wilsonart cherry-rose flooring.

  6. I am looking for Wilsonart flooring in Spanish Maple W3000187

  7. Wilsonart Laminate floor – We have a great selection of Wilsonart laminate floors.If you have any questions please feel free to call 352-243-6611
    Colors and models that we have in stock :

    Wilsonart Laminate Floor 20 sq.ft in each box

    3000032 Revival Oak – 1 box
    3000041 Oak Wood – 3 boxes
    3000037 Golden Oak – 2 boxes
    3000108 Tropical Wood – 5 boxes
    3000027 Black Cherry – 3 boxes
    3000026 Carolina Ash – 4 boxes
    3000195 Coach House Oak – 2 boxes
    3000074 Cherry Rose – 4 boxes
    3000035 Maple Sand – 3 boxes
    3000110 Mesquite – 3 boxes
    3000024 Maple Blush – 2 boxes
    3000031 Light Rustic Oak – 1 box
    3000052 Liberty Oak – 2 boxes
    3000058 Hazelnut Birch – 1 box
    3000166 Arrow Cherry – 1 box
    3000201 Royal Walnut – 1 box
    9000008 Figured Mahogany – 2 boxes
    3000060 Authentic Maple – 2 boxes
    9000012 Burnished Maple – 1 box
    3000167 Vintage Plank – 2 boxes
    3000204 Santao Rosewood – 2 boxes

    ***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************
    Wilsonart Laminate floor 12.8 sq.ft in each box:

    21D0002 Imperial Cherry -11 boxes
    21A0005 Brazilian Chestnut – 4 boxes
    2000215 Allertow Hickory – 9 boxes
    2000216 Caryaw Walnut – 13 boxes
    2000220 Galvertow Pecan – 6 boxes
    21C0002 Nouveau Walnut – 9 boxes
    21D0001 Brazilian Redwood – 1 box
    21A0012 Stunwiwg Elm – 6 boxes
    21C0002 Nouveau Walnut – 9 boxes
    21D0001 Brazilian Redwood – 1 box
    21A0012 Stunwing Elm – 6 boxes

    ***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************
    Laminate Tile 15 sq.ft

    3000095 Renaissance Bronze – 1 box
    3000097 Cordoba – 1 box

    Please feel free to ask me any questions
    352 243 6611

  8. 3000032 Revival Oak – 1 box
    3000041 Oak Wood – 3 boxes
    3000037 Golden Oak – 2 boxes
    3000108 Tropical Wood – 5 boxes
    3000027 Black Cherry – 3 boxes
    3000026 Carolina Ash – 4 boxes
    3000195 Coach House Oak – 2 boxes
    3000074 Cherry Rose – 4 boxes
    3000035 Maple Sand – 3 boxes
    3000110 Mesquite – 3 boxes
    3000024 Maple Blush – 2 boxes
    3000031 Light Rustic Oak – 1 box
    3000052 Liberty Oak – 2 boxes
    3000058 Hazelnut Birch – 1 box
    3000166 Arrow Cherry – 1 box
    3000201 Royal Walnut – 1 box
    9000008 Figured Mahogany – 2 boxes
    3000060 Authentic Maple – 2 boxes
    9000012 Burnished Maple – 1 box
    3000167 Vintage Plank – 2 boxes
    3000204 Santao Rosewood – 2 boxes

    ***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************
    Wilsonart Laminate floor 12.8 sq.ft in each box:

    21D0002 Imperial Cherry -11 boxes
    21A0005 Brazilian Chestnut – 4 boxes
    2000215 Allertow Hickory – 9 boxes
    2000216 Caryaw Walnut – 13 boxes
    2000220 Galvertow Pecan – 6 boxes
    21C0002 Nouveau Walnut – 9 boxes
    21D0001 Brazilian Redwood – 1 box
    21A0012 Stunwiwg Elm – 6 boxes
    21C0002 Nouveau Walnut – 9 boxes
    21D0001 Brazilian Redwood – 1 box
    21A0012 Stunwing Elm – 6 boxes

    ***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************
    Laminate Tile 15 sq.ft

    3000095 Renaissance Bronze – 1 box
    3000097 Cordoba – 1 box

  9. I really need three boxes of light rustic oak. That should be 60 square feet. If I cant find it, I’ll be forced to replace my entire floor. In that case, I will have about 110 square feet of it for sale.

  10. I NEED TRESSURE WOOD 3000036 PLEASE CONTACT DARYLBARTHOLOMEO@JUNO.COM

  11. Bill Porter Reply to Bill

    I looking to buy 2 boxes of estate plus liberty oak laminate flooring # 3000052
    Thanks
    Bill

  12. Wayne Keller Reply to Wayne

    Hi! Looking for Wilsonart laminate flooring in :

    1) Classic Tile, Limestone #W3000105, need 120 sq ft, also if available 1 ft of transition piece. Would be interested in more if available.
    2) Hawaiian Bamboo. #W000056, need 12 pieces, but would take 25 pieces if available. Hope to here from you soon.

  13. Hi.. I am looking for a wilsonart stair tread in “Revival Oak”. Does anyone happen to have one?

  14. I looked for 60 sq feet of Pacific Birch about a year ago – I found one box on e-Bay (20 sq feet) that was listed for $250! The seller was ready to take full advantage of the discontinued situation. A few other people on this site told me there was no Pacific Birch to be found in the US anymore. I found a Pergo style that was almost identical, however the channel lock systems between the two brands may be different. I never checked it out though.

  15. DOUG KREIB Reply to DOUG

    I AM LOOKING FOR 4-5 BOXES OR ANY PORTION OF WILSONART SHOGUN CHERRY WILL ALSO CONSIDER REMOVED FLOOR. PLEASE CONTACT DOUG
    KREIBDA@HOTMAIL.COM
    801-657-7953

  16. I’m looking for 200+ square feet of WilsonArt Aged Timberwood, W9000011.

  17. I am looking for 5 boxes of wilsonart walnut w3000038.

  18. Dina Scott Reply to Dina

    I am looking for Wilsonart 3000032 Revival Oak 1-2 boxex

  19. Hi! I have 5 boxes of Cherry Rose W3000074 laminate available for purchase. If interested plz reply with your email. Thanks!

  20. Flora Lee Reply to Flora

    Does any have any more boxes of the Wilsonart Spanish Maple?

  21. John Hearn Reply to John

    Need approximately 400 square feet of Wilson Art Laminate flooring, Charter Oak #3007. Do you have any in stock or can you refer me to some one that might?

    Thanks,

    John Hearn
    916-684-5892

  22. Steve T. Reply to Steve

    I am looking for approx. 200 sq feet of Wilson Art Harvest Oak laminate flooring.

  23. Looking for Wilsonart classic walnut.

  24. Anything left in Historic Cherry? I really only need 2 full planks but ill take whatever you might have. Thanks.

  25. I’m looking for discontinued boxes of Estate Oak laminate flooring #257063. Thank you. Leah Please email me Godlygirl1st@yahoo.com

  26. I am looking for 2-3 boxes of the Wilsonart laminate Flooring in Lyric Maple.

  27. Hi all, I am looking for about 3 boxes of Estate Burled Cherry. Please email. Thanks so much.

  28. I’m looking for Wilsonart Tuscan Marble laminate flooring (15 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ squares).

  29. Marion Shields Reply to Marion

    My floor,got,damage and I am looking for Harvest Oak 2023 Wilsonart flooring US Pat #5618802. Please if anyone has this contact me as soon as possible. Thank you

    • Marion,

      I have one box 20sq feet that have never been used. I also have about 600 sq feet in a kitchen, sun room and utility room we are getting ready to replace with hardwood. The sunroom is 12x 15 and the floor has been under a rug and still looks great. There is some in the kitchen that still looks brand new as it has been under a table that we do not use. We are getting ready to demo the area tomorrow so if you are interested let me know.
      It has been a great floor ..installed 10 years ago.

      Peggy

  30. Dorothy Monty Reply to Dorothy

    Looking for Wilsonart laminate Northern Birch

  31. I am looking for Wilsonart Harvest Oak laminate flooring. If anyone knows where I can find this I would appreciate it.

  32. I’m looking for Wilsonart Laminate flooring Fall Harvest W3000020. We had water damage and need to replace the damaged area. Ours was installed in 2004. Does anyone have this color or know of any other places to inquire about it?

  33. I’m looking for a box of Wilsonart Estate Plus Burled Cherry.

  34. We are looking for 500 sq ft of Wilsonart Hawaiian Bamboo. Thanks!

  35. I m looking for Wilsonart Laminent flooring Brent wood oak. 580 square feet. please email or text me 504-570-8938. thanks

  36. I am looking for Wilsonart Red Label, 3.5″ Natural Walnut #W8100013. My number is 541-937-2497.

  37. I am in need of 240 sqft of Wilsonart Shogun Cherry to finish a room! Any ideas where I can find this? sds1arm2@aol.com

  38. I’m looking for about 200 ft of Northern Birch

  39. I have one case of new laminate flooring wilsonart carolina ash (SKU: W3000026) for sale.
    Also I have about 200 SQ FT used ones but still look in great condition.

    If you are interested in, please email me (jerry20090201@gmail.com).

  40. I am looking for five boxes of Wilsonart Harvest Oak for a remodeling project.

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