Why Laminate?

There are many good reasons why laminate flooring is such a popular choice in today’s homes. But if it’s going to be a possibility for your home, don’t you need to know what laminate is, first? We thought so.

Laminate is a manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, laminate tile, natural stone and many other types of flooring. Now, in the past, laminate floors have been easy to spot, but today’s technology allows manufacturers to create realistic visuals and textures for an elegant and quality floor. We think you’ll be amazed – maybe surprised -- at how beautifully laminate flooring resembles other premium flooring. So don’t say we didn’t warn you! In fact, many of today's laminate styles consist of extremely authentic wood or natural stone visuals to accommodate any room in your home.

Laminate is well suited to those shoppers who want the look of real hardwood or stone but without the cost or maintenance that can be associated with natural products. It’s a fact. Laminate flooring costs significantly less than hardwood floors or natural stone tile. And who doesn’t want to save money, right? So, if you are looking for a beautiful, durable, yet cost-effective flooring solution for your home, laminate is your answer.

You can choose from natural colors and dark wood grains as well as warm or cool color tones to compliment any room décor in your home. If the “plank” look interests you, many hardwood plank designs are offered in laminate, including rare and exotic wood species. Laminate stone and tile patterns will give you the elegant look of tile, but without the concerns of grout cleaning or cracking tile.

Something you might want to consider. If yours is a busy household or a home with children, a durable, low maintenance product like laminate flooring is a great choice for your active lifestyle. It does not need to be varnished or waxed. By using countertop technology and adding considerably more resin to the wear layer, some laminate floor manufacturers boast that their laminate floors are now 10 to 20 times harder than laminate countertops. Since this resin filled wear layer is so dense, it becomes extremely difficult to stain or scratch. And here’s something you might find interesting. Laminate floors are never secured directly to the subfloor, instead they are floated over the subfloor. This allows laminate flooring to be used over a wide variety of subfloors, including wooden subfloors, existing floors and even concrete slabs. Which may explain why, laminate flooring has become one of the best selling floor coverings in the United States.

Laminate floors offer many benefits to you and your home, including:

  • Exceptional durability
  • Easy to clean surface
  • Superior stain resistance
  • Superior fade resistance
  • Install in/on all grade levels, even below grade
  • Install over many different types of subfloors
  • Great impact and indentation resistance
  • Exceptional realism at affordable costs
  • Easy to replace later on, if desired

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