When laminate flooring was first introduced, it was positioned as an alternative to hardwood flooring. At first, there was no mistaking it for real hardwood. Even though laminate flooring was available in wood looks, it could not replicate the authentic character of hardwood. Modern technology has made manufacturing and digital printing far more advance, and today’s laminate floors replicate the authentic looks of hardwood. Wills Carpet One Floor & Home in Batavia, NY has you and your home covered when it comes to laminate flooring.
Like hardwood, laminate flooring comes in plank form and these planks vary in width and length to give a more authentic look. Just like engineered hardwood, laminate flooring is made with layered construction for stability. The laminate planks are backed by sturdy support layers and are made to withstand heavy foot traffic and other impacts better than wood. Laminate flooring features resistance to chipping and cracking, and they also won't buckle when exposed to moisture. Laminate flooring features a durable top layer that resists most scratches and scuffs. It doesn’t need finishing or refinishing like hardwood does, and it is easier to clean and maintain.
Select laminate flooring products have a waterproof resin-soaked core, but a rule of thumb should be to know that not all laminate is made to be waterproof. Still, all are more resistant to moisture than real hardwood is.
Laminate flooring is made to look just like real hardwood but is more durable. You can install these planks in different spaces around your home. Commonly you will see laminate floors installed in bedrooms, kitchens, even living rooms and hallways.
Certain laminate floors aren’t a completely waterproof option, so avoid installing in places like laundry rooms and bathrooms. Since laminate features a layered construction though, it is suitable for finished basements with moisture control.
Wills Carpet One Floor & Home offers one of the largest selections of laminate flooring around. Our featured Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brand is Laminate for Life™ . We also carry name brands such as Armstrong, which is made to look just like real stone or hardwood. Visit our showroom soon to browse our laminate flooring displays or shop us online today.
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Laminate Flooring Maintenance
Compared to hardwood, laminate is an incredibly easy to care for
flooring option. You can have the beautiful looks of hardwood without
worrying about refinishing your floors.