Understanding laminate flooring is easy, with our know-how
We have a lot of experience with laminate flooring. We’re familiar with all of its characteristics and capabilities.
It is important to us that we enhance your knowledge of laminate flooring and most importantly decrease any concerns that you may have.
We’d like you to know all about the world of laminate flooring. Whether you learn this is in our store or here on our website, it is our goal that you understand and learn as much about laminate products as you can.
Moreover, if laminate flooring is a possibility for you, you’ve come to the right people and the right place.
Laminate flooring is the right choice for many homeowners.
There are several reasons why people today choose laminate for their homes. Let us tell you what laminate is.
Laminate is a manufactured product that simulates the look natural stone, ceramic tile, hardwood and many other types of flooring.
In the past, laminate floors were easy to spot and looked somewhat cheap. However, today’s technology allows manufacturers to create laminate that looks realistically like what it is trying to replicate.
We hope you’ll be amazed, perhaps surprised, at how beautiful laminate flooring is and how realistically it resembles other premium flooring.
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 excellent for people who want the feel and look of real hardwood, tile, stone, etc., but don’t want the maintenance and costs that are associated with the natural products.
It is a true fact that laminate flooring costs significantly less than hardwood or natural stone or tile.
It is popular amongst buyers that are looking for a cost-effective, beautiful and durable flooring solution for their home.
Laminate floors also function will in any space in their home due to the many different styles and colours that it is available in.
You can choose from natural colours and dark wood grains as well as warm or cool colour tones to compliment any room décor in your home. And if the “plank” look interests you, many hardwood plank designs are offered in laminate, including rare, 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 your house is busy and full with children and pets, this durable, low maintenance product is a great choice for your home. It is also stain resistant and does not need to be waxed or varnished. It is also less likely to fade in direct sunlight than aging hardwood floors.
If you feel as if you are somewhat unfamiliar with this product, you are not alone. Laminate floors are relatively new to North America; however, they have been used in Europe for over 25 years.
Why Europe you ask? Since laminate flooring can be installed over many types of existing floors, it is very popular in older European buildings.
Today, more and more North Americans are being exposed to laminate flooring. Laminate countertops are common in North America, and this countertop technology and adding more resin to the wear layer, some laminate floor manufacturers state that their floors are now 10-20 times harder than some laminate countertops. The reason behind this is that the resin-filled wear layer is so dense, it become very difficult to scratch or stain.
Something else that you may find interesting is that 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. This helps explain why laminate flooring has become one of the best selling floor coverings in North America
To recap, you should know that laminate floors offer many benefits to you and your home, including:
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
We invite you to investigate the other laminate sections to get “in the know” and learn if durable, versatile and cost-efficient laminate flooring is the answer for your home.