We picked up our basement flooring yesterday from the Atlanta Flooring Design Center in Suwanee. We ended picking a Shaw laminate with a very rustic look. The design center let us take some large display samples home last Saturday and we immediately loved the Shenandoah series 9mm laminate in the Goldenrod color. We headed back there the same day and placed our order. It didn't take long to come in, which I would expect when Shaw is just right up in Dalton, GA.
We haven't installed it yet - that will begin Saturday morning. But we couldn't resist putting some planks on the floor to see how it looked. This is some of the most realistic looking laminate flooring we have seen. I think it really fits in with the relaxed country look we are going for. My wife started making some great curtains in a shabby chic style that will go very well with everything. Here's a photo: