Laminate Flooring, Explained

Budget-friendly flooring that can handle heavy traffic.

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Laminate Flooring, Explained

Budget-friendly flooring that can handle heavy traffic.

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Laminate Flooring, Explained

Budget-friendly flooring that can handle heavy traffic.

View Laminate Products

Extremely Durable

Laminate is scratch, fade, stain, and flame resistant. It can handle heavy, daily-use and is maintenance-free. 

Water-Resistant

No need to worry about water damage from accidental spills as long as they’re cleaned up as they happen.

Eco-Friendly

All our laminate floors have zero formaldehyde and they are CARB2 Certified.

Why Choose Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring has made a strong comeback with modern styles that fit today’s aesthetics. It’s no longer that old-school laminate that you were used to seeing in the 70s. It has been revamped as a trendy, durable, and affordable floor that can handle busy home/office traffic.

Laminate Flooring Benefits

  1. It imitates the look and feel of real wood at a fraction of the cost.
  2. High-definition printing and embossing technology have made it possible to give laminate planks a realistic look, color, and feel. High quality laminate floors can even replicate the finishes, grooves, beveling, and texture of real wood that it’s almost impossible for an average person to distinguish between real hardwood floors and laminate.

  3. Laminate’s durability makes it the perfect floor for high-traffic areas.
  4. Most laminate floors are scratch, fade, abrasion, and stain resistant because of the protective clear coat on top of the high-definition image. Additionally, our laminates are water-resistant and can be installed in kitchens and half bathrooms. For these reasons, laminate is an excellent choice for homes with kids and dogs.

  5. Easy click-together floating installation, no glue or nails required.
  6. Laminate planks click-together over your subfloor (check with a licensed contractor or in the manufacturer’s installation guideline if your subfloor is compatible). The edges simply snap together and float over your existing subfloor.

Tip: Laminate feels especially comfortable under your feet when paired with a padded underlayment. We strongly recommend installing a quality underlayment with your laminate. To learn more about the benefits of investing in an underlayment, click here.

How to Choose Your Laminate Floor

There are two things to look for when picking a quality laminate floor. The first one is the AC rating since it determines the durability. An AC 3 rating is sufficient for residential use. AC 4 is recommended for light commercial use or heavy residential use. AC 5 is the most durable and is good for heavy commercial use.

The second factor is the thickness of the planks.Thicker planks mean the look and feel of the floor will be more realistic. Thickness can range from 8mm to 14mm. 12mm is considered ideal for most.

How to Choose Your Laminate Floor

There are two things to look for when picking a quality laminate floor. The first one is the AC rating since it determines the durability. An AC 3 rating is sufficient for residential use. AC 4 is recommended for light commercial use or heavy residential use. AC 5 is the most durable and is good for heavy commercial use.

The second factor is the thickness of the planks. Thicker planks mean the look and feel of the floor will be more realistic. Thickness can range from 8mm to 14mm. 12mm is considered ideal for most.

Maintaining & Cleaning Your Laminate

Laminate is maintenance-free and doesn’t require sanding, waxing, or any upkeep aside from regular cleaning. Use a vacuum or wipe with a damp mop to keep your floors looking shiny and new. Your mop should never be dripping wet. If your floor is still wet a minute after mopping, you’re probably using too much water.

Laminate Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose laminate flooring for my home?
Laminate flooring offers a budget-friendly option with the look and feel of hardwood. It is also scratch, fade, and stain-resistant and works well for high traffic areas. Our laminate floors also offer easy click-together installation over sound & moisture barrier. That means no glue or nails are required.
How are laminate floors made?
Laminate floors are made up of an HDF (high-density fiberboard) topped with high-quality paper and sealed under an extremely hard protective clear-coat. This makes it perfect for anyone looking for a durable floor with the look and feel of hardwood and for the fraction of the cost.
What is a laminate flooring AC rating?
The AC ratings represent a laminate’s resistance to abrasion. AC3 rating is suitable for residential use, AC4 is for light commercial use, and AC5 (the highest rating) is the best option for commercial use and very heavy traffic.
Where can laminate flooring be installed?
Laminate flooring can be installed in any room on, above, or below ground. It is a very versatile floor that is perfect for high traffic areas and homes with pets & kids. If you’re looking for an option that is waterproof for your bathroom, laundry room, or kitchen, we recommend Luxury Vinyl flooring instead since it is 100% waterproof.
How do I clean my laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is virtually maintenance-free and very easy to clean. Use a vacuum or a damp mop to clean your floors from dust and dirt. We don’t recommend the use of excessive water sin laminate is not 100% waterproof. Also, clean up any spills immediately to avoid damage. Lastly, follow all the manufacturer’s guidelines that come with your specific floor.
Still have questions or need guidance with picking the right floor for your needs? Contact us to speak with a flooring expert.
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