Floor Embossing And Texture – What Is Embossed In Register Flooring?

Ever wondered what Embossed in Register means when you see it on our labels? This is the blog for you. Today we’ll be looking at what Embossed in Register floors are and the benefits you can get from this type of embossing, as well as what other floor texture options are available.

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What Does Embossed In Register Mean?

Also known as “Synchronised Texture”, the term Embossed in Register refers to the way that your floors feel. The easiest way to explain this type of finish is that it is as close to natural as you can get with a synthetic material. This is because an Embossed in Register floor features ridges, dips, knots, and other pattern features that feel true-to-life and align perfectly with the décor on your floorboard. This allows floors that feature this type of finish to mimic natural Hardwood and Engineered Timber Floors in all aspects.

What Are The Top Three Benefits Of Embossing In Register Floors?

Looks And Feels Like Genuine Timber

As noted above, floors that feature an Embossed in Register texture effortlessly mimic their natural counterparts in almost every way. This means that Embossed in Register Laminates, Hybrid and Vinyls can give you all of the benefits of an Engineered Timber or Hardwood floor, without having to worry about the increased maintenance requirements and risks of damage that come with having a Timber floor.

Environmentally Friendly

Thanks to the ability of Embossed in Register floors to present such a natural look and feel, they offer an environmentally friendly alternative to Hardwood Flooring. This is because Laminates require a far smaller amount of timber, while both Hybrid and Vinyl floors do not use timber in their construction.

This greatly reduces the amount of timber that must be logged in order to create the floors, while also allowing for recycled timber to be used, something that isn’t always possible when creating an Engineered Timber floor and is basically impossible with a Hardwood floor.  

Adds A Luxurious Finish

Another major benefit of Embossed in Register flooring is that it is perfect for adding a luxurious finish to your space without the significant cost increase associated with the installation of Hardwood floors.

Are There Any Floor Designs That Cannot Be Embossed In Register?

As a general rule, Australian native species designs are never created in an Embossed in Register format. This is because this style of embossing tends to alter the aesthetic of the décor in a way that fails to enhance the design.

What Other Types Of Embossing For Floors Are Available?

Within the Imagine Floors by Airstep range of flooring there are three other embossing types available, these include:

Woodgrain Embossing

The majority of our floors feature a woodgrain finish. This means that they have the same true-to-life feeling of genuine timber, however, their embossing does not necessarily align with the décor that is printed on the floorboard.

Smooth Texture

Found on our Gloss floorboards within The Eucalyptus Steps Collection and the Alira range of Laminate floors, this texture is exactly what you would expect based on the name.

Meet The Eucalyptus Steps Collection Gloss floors and the Alira Gloss range.


An entirely natural finish is only ever achievable with floors that have timber as their top layer. This means that this type of finish is exclusive to Engineered Timber and Hardwood floors.

Ready To Select Your New Embossed In Register Flooring?

Browse our range of floors that offer this type of finish below and reach out to your preferred flooring specialist once you’ve made your selection.


Good acoustic properties are important both for the health of your family and regulatory obligations. Quieter environments are better for everyone, so our Hybrid floors come with a pre-adhered underlay that helps ensure their acoustic compliance.


Floors that feature a waterproof surface are a great choice for those worried about spills or other accidents in their home. Our Luxury Vinyl Plank floorboards and Hybrid floors feature an inherently waterproof surface thanks to their water-resistant construction, while our Laminate floors enjoy a waterproof surface thanks to their aluminium oxide wear layer.


In some cases – like with our Luxury Vinyl Plank floors and Hybrid flooring – a waterproof surface also means that floorboards are suitable for installation in wet areas such as bathrooms (excluding shower bases) and laundries. This allows for the creation of a seamless design throughout your entire home – a great perk for those who want consistency in their style. 


Hard floors are assigned a Class Rating based on their suitability for different situations.


When you see Class Rating 23 assigned to a floor, this means that it is suitable for installation in even the highest traffic areas of your home.


Class Rating 23 is the highest residential rating achievable and is applicable to most Imagine Floors by Airstep flooring collections.


Our Reclaimed Wild Oak Engineered Timber floors in colour Brushed Natural Oak looking impressive in a luxury display home in Camp Hill. Floors installed by retailer Flooring Creations.