Laminate flooring is a smart and affordable alternative to hardwood. Today’s laminate is far more natural in appearance and durable than previous generations of flooring. Laminate is even offered in stone and tile looks, in addition to wood. At Burlington Carpet One Floor & Homein Burlington, North Carolina, we provide our customers with the best selection of flooring, and laminate is no exception.
While laminate and hardwood look nearly identical from the surface, they are actually two very different flooring types. Each laminate plank is constructed by gluing together layers of composite wood. Toward the top of the planks is a wood look image that’s made using high-definition printing. This image mirrors popular wood species like oak, hickory, maple, mahogany, and more. Plus, there are even stone and tile look laminate floors available today. Laminate is generally more affordable and more water-resistant than real wood. We even have 100% waterproof laminate flooring options available, which can go where hardwood can’t.
You can install laminate floors in semi-moist rooms like powder rooms or kitchens. Unlike hardwood, laminate is almost impervious to dents and scratches. The wear layer protects the photographic layer, and even resists stains. Most laminate installations come with an underlayment that is more forgiving when walked upon, giving the flooring a very slight springy feeling. As mentioned before, the image layer of laminate gives it the ability to look exactly like a hardwood floor.
There are many benefits to having laminate flooring installed in your home. The first is pretty obvious; laminate is more affordable than real hardwood. So you’ll be saving money while still investing in beautiful flooring. Laminate installs quick and easy and are available in click-lock or fold-lock options. They are also incredibly easy to clean, using a vacuum or broom, or even a slightly dampened mop. No floor cleaners or waxing is needed.
Caring for Laminate Flooring
Laminate floor care is easy and requires minimal time.
Here are some simple and must-know tips for keeping
your laminate flooring looking beautiful.