Laminate Flooring Guide
At Oshawa Carpet One Floor & Home, we know that purchasing new floors is a difficult decision, so we’ll cut right to the chase. Laminate flooring looks like natural hardwood, but it adds extra durability and affordability! So, if you are worried about heavy foot traffic from children and pets, laminate is a great option.
We offer quality laminate floors that, because of their strength and durability, are perfect for residential and commercial settings. The floors have extremely rigid constructions, so they can withstand foot traffic and most impacts. In fact, even in commercial areas where foot traffic is excessive, laminate floors will never compress. Also, the floors are specially-insulated to muffle sounds!
Laminate vs Hardwood
How exactly does laminate do it? Laminate is made from multiple layers that, although they each serve unique purposes, are fused together in one plank. The top layer is called the wear layer, and it protects against scratches and impacts better than hardwood. It still needs to be swept and maintained like hardwood, but the added durability is unquestioned. The next layer is the decorative layer, and this includes an HD image of hardwood. The HD image is authentic, and this is the reason why laminate looks exactly like hardwood. The final two layers, called the core and base layers, include fiberboard and other materials that add extra stability and even protect against some moisture. The results are a laminate plank that looks and feels like hardwood, but one that is more durable and affordable.
Where can Laminate be Installed?
Wherever you would install hardwood flooring, you can also install laminate. For example, you can install laminate in bedrooms, living rooms, offices, and children’s playrooms. You can even install laminate in places where you couldn’t with hardwood like in kitchens and basements. We also have laminate that can be installed on your stairs.
Our Laminate Selection
We carry Carpet One exclusive laminate brands such as Laminate for Life™. Laminate for Life is durable, affordable, and hypoallergenic, which means it will not trap dust or allergens. Plus, it has special features such as the Clean-N-Go maintenance finish and Snap Seal locking system that make it one of the most advanced laminate floors available. Be sure to visit our Oshawa, ON showroom to check out our selection of laminate flooring.
Why Should I Choose Laminate?
Laminate is a budget-friendly and beautiful alternative to hardwood flooring. If you have pets and children roaming around your home, these are the ideal floors for your home.Laminate Benefits
How to Maintain Laminate Flooring
With laminate flooring, you can have beautiful wood look floors without the added maintenance and upkeep. Follow the link below to learn about how easy laminate is to care for.Learn About Laminate Care