Do you want the look of hardwood or tile but don’t have the budget? Laminate flooring imitates the style of hardwood and tile but costs less. Laminate flooring is extremely resistant to scratches and stains and is perfect for households with young children or pets. The durability of laminate will give you the peace of mind knowing that spills will wipe right off, leaving you with flooring that looks new for years.
Laminate Wood Flooring
Traditional hardwood floors are timeless. For generations, homeowners have enjoyed the elegance that hardwood brings to their homes.
However, hardwood floors can get expensive and require care and maintenance that laminate wood flooring does not.
Laminate wood floors are not actual hardwood. Laminate flooring is machine-made, with photographic hardwood images with a laminated surface.
The durable laminate surface is more resistant to scratching, fading, denting, and stains.
Laminate Tile Flooring
If you like the look of tile, but don’t have the budget for the real thing, tile laminate floors may be a great alternative.
Laminate tile floors capture the look of installed tile to the tiniest detail, even the look of grout.
We have the most popular colors and styles from which to choose.
It’s important to take into consideration the long-term cost of flooring, especially laminate. It may cost you less now, but if you skimp too much you may be paying a lot more in the long run if you must completely replace the flooring.
So how do you tell the difference between laminate flooring that will look beautiful for years and one that you will want to avoid? Hardwood Floors Center will advise you on the different types of laminate and pick the laminate floors that best fit your needs.
The cost of laminate flooring varies greatly, even from the same manufacturer. More expensive laminate floors have better designs, deeper and richer coloration, finishes that are superior to their cheaper counterparts, and most importantly have a more realistic appearance.
The inter-locking system is thicker overall than cheaper laminate floors.
Cheaper laminate floors have less protection against moisture in the grooves and seam swelling can occur from spills or even humidity in moist climates. Better laminate floors have much better moisture protection, and will greatly reduce your chances of seam swelling.