A Homeowner’s Guide to Laminate Floors

Floor Coverings International features an extensive laminate selection.

If you’re considering installing new flooring in your new home or as part of your remodeling project, the number of styles, materials, and options available can seem overwhelming. Hardwoods, tiles, vinyl, stone, carpeting, laminate flooring and more all fill the shelves of hardware stores and compete to be your chosen material. But how much do you know about any of these given flooring options?

At Floor Coverings International, we are proud of our extensive selection of flooring products. Featuring all of the above-mentioned options (plus exclusive materials, such as bamboo and cork flooring), we strive to offer diverse products for diverse homes.

It is our goal, however, to make selecting and purchasing flooring a stress-free process. Likewise, we want our customers to make informed, confident decisions. For that reasons, we’ve compiled the following overview to one of our most popular products: laminate flooring.

Key Characteristics of Laminate Flooring

Featured below is a brief introduction to the important qualities and distinct characteristics of laminate flooring

  • Laminate Manufacturing
    Laminate flooring is produced from pressed wood. This lends it exceptional durability.
  • Appearance
    Though made from composite wood, laminate does not naturally bear the appearance of hardwood. Rather, it convincingly mimics the appearance with a surface layer of melamine above the laminate flooring underlay. Laminate comes in a wide variety of wood grains and styles.
  • Texture
    Laminate floors not only can recreate the appearance of traditional hardwoods; they also recreate their feel. Luxury laminate flooring is textured to mimic the grooves of natural wood. 
  • Maintenance
    Laminate is resistant to water damage, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant, giving it an exceptional lifespan. As an important added bonus, it’s easy to clean. This makes it a practical option for families with children or pets.
  • Installation
    Laminate flooring installation is a simple, streamlined process due to the fold-and-lock segments that laminate floors are produced in. Segmented flooring likewise means if one area is damaged, only the affected segments need to be replaced.
  • Laminate Flooring Cost
    Laminate material is cheaper than traditional hardwood. Additionally, because of the simplified installation methods, laminate flooring installation service is typically 50% cheaper than hardwood flooring installation.

These are some of the unique characteristics of laminate that make it an ideal product for many homeowners. Floor Coverings International is proud to offer customers interested in laminate flooring the widest selection of laminate products available in our product gallery. We feature a variety of glosses, shade, textures, and styles, such as oak, cherry, handscraped, and more.

To learn more about laminate flooring or to place an order, contact Floor Coverings International today.