Laminate Buying Guide

Laminate flooring has four layers: a wear layer, a design layer, an inner core layer and a backing layer. The wear layer protects the floor from stains and fading. Beneath that, the design layer is literally a photographic image of wood, stone or other natural visual. For structural strength, the inner core layer’s plastic resin keeps the laminate stable and flat. The backing creates a moisture barrier that protects the floor from warping. It’s this layered construction that makes laminate floors so remarkably durable. Most laminate flooring products can be installed anywhere, but it is not recommended to install in rooms that are prone to moisture, such as bathrooms as moisture can cause the laminate floors to warp or swell.

There are several reasons to choose laminate flooring including; versatility, durability, easy care and cleaning and easy installation. Laminate flooring is available in a variety of appearances and often times look so similar to the real thing that nobody will be able to tell the difference.

Wood Look

This type of laminate floor offers the beautiful look and warmth of hardwood, but is also easy to maintain and super durable.

Tile Look

This laminate floor resembles the elegant and soft look of tile, but is easier to maintain and more affordable.