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Wilsonart Laminate Flooring Manufacturing Discontinued

Wilsonart Laminate Flooring Manufacturing Discontinued 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 will close its doors and discontinue business.

Having produced high pressure laminate products since the 1950′s, this global industrial corporation began as Ralph Wilson Plastics Company in Temple. 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 60′s and 70′s. 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. As of this writing, Wilsonart, a business unit of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., is comprised of Wilsonart Laminate, Wilsonart Adhesives, Wilsonart Solid Surface, Wilsonart Flooring and Wilsonart International.

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.

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 promises that its HPL construction produces a higher quality product than that sold by their competitors. The company is confident enough in its engineering and quality to offer a twenty year warranty on many of its residential flooring products.

In keeping with the ‘green’ movement, Wilsonart Flooring uses recycled and rapidly renewable wood products in their woodgrain lamination process. This company’s floors are also certified as Low Emitting Materials, meeting standards for indoor air quality.

In 2007, Wilsonart received the certification seal from NALFA (North American Laminate Flooring Association). Manufacturers awarded the NALFA seal meet or exceed standards for impact, light, stain and wear resistance, along with passing other performance requirements.

On August 10, 2010 Wilsonart International issued a press release stating that “due to the sluggish U.S. economy and declines in sales of high pressure laminate flooring,” it would discontinue its flooring line. The press release cited that “Wilsonart flooring competes for consumer preference not only with other laminate floor products, but also with alternative products such as: wood, vinyl, tile, carpet and more.” It goes on to explain that Wilsonart’s high pressure lamination process requires a higher price point than other laminate flooring products, and that the current economy has forced consumers to opt for less expensive alternatives.

Wilsonart International promises to honor current warranties on all Wilsonart laminate flooring products sold through the end of 2011. The company has stated that they will continue to stand behind their products.





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182 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?

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