Extra durability and affordability from laminate
Learn about Laminate Floors
We at Oshawa Carpet One 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.
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. What results is a laminate plank that looks and feels like hardwood, but one that is more durable and affordable.
We carry Carpet One exclusive laminate brands such as Laminate for Life and Invincible. 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. Invincible laminate has many of the same features as Laminate for Life, but it includes a special SuperBase construction for increased stability.
Kronotex offers 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, Kronotex laminate floors will never compress. Also, the floors are specially-insulated to muffle sounds!
Not only is Kronotex laminate able to withstand foot traffic and impacts; it is made to withstand scratches, scruffs, and stains. The floor surfaces are extremely difficult to scratch, and they also will typically resist stains. As a result, Kronotex laminate is suitable in homes with children and pets.
What about style? Kronotex laminate is engineered to look exactly like natural wood and stone. These looks are truly authentic, especially because the surfaces typically mimic hardwood and stone feels as well. Plus, Kronotex offers a wide variety of colours, shades, and wood grains, so there is sure to be a style that accommodates that beautiful design you have in mind.
Be sure to visit our Oshawa, ON showroom to check out our selection of laminate flooring.