A tried-and-true option for those seeking an easy-care, affordable floor without holding back on style, laminate flooring is always a great idea. At Carpet One Floor & Home of Redding in Redding, California, we love helping each customer find the flooring that’s perfect for their style needs, but also for their budget and lifestyle. With its convincing hardwood-inspired visuals and dense construction, laminate works well in all types of interior settings. It’s lauded by parents, pet owners, and busy parents.
Laminate flooring is constructed in three layers – a wear layer, a decorative layer, and a core layer. Each layer serves a key purpose in the appearance and functionality of the laminate.
We covet a rich, luxurious hardwood floor, but the real thing isn’t always your smartest choice. Laminate flooring is a smart and sensible alternative. Incorporating all the luxe looks of your favorite hardwood species, grains, and finishes, laminate flooring is also economical.
Laminate flooring’s durable surface protects your flooring against everyday scratches and dents better than some hardwood flooring. It’s sturdy enough for heavy furnishings, high-heeled shoes, and pet claws. You can install laminate floors in more rooms than traditional hardwood because it is innately water-resistant and we even offer fully waterproof options.
There’s much more than meets the eye when it comes to manufactured flooring. Today, home and business owners seeking affordable, sturdy, and scratch-resistant flooring will typically steer toward laminates or luxury vinyl products. The selection process tends to get tricky since these two flooring families have much in common.
The main difference between these two wood look floor options comes down to their construction. Luxury vinyl is made from 100% synthetic materials and is a newer family of manufactured flooring that achieves its realistic hardwood visuals using the latest digital imaging technologies. Whereas laminate floors boast an enduring core made from resins and wood by-products. Its visuals tend to be more realistic than luxury vinyl due to the embossing done during manufacturing.
Laminate planks are built in three sturdy layers, making them dense enough to resist daily damage. Most laminate options are designed to perfectly impersonate hardwood flooring, minus the cost and limitations. Luxury vinyl flooring can be found in both plank and tile forms, with hundreds of styles to choose from. Certain product lines are offering full waterproofing abilities.
Laminate flooring is universally moisture-resistant, but not every product is genuinely waterproof. For regular use, standard laminate flooring fares well, assuming spills are removed promptly.
For areas needing added reassurance, we encourage you to consider one of our waterproof laminate products. This exclusive product series is stylish, foolproof, and fashionable. Strong enough to endure whatever the day throws at it, waterproof laminate flooring is a compelling option for kitchens, bathrooms, and finished basements.
Yes! One of our favorite aspects of laminate flooring is its ease of installation. Laminate flooring doesn’t require hammers and nails. It won’t ever need sanding or refinishing. Glue and adhesives aren’t necessary, either. Most laminate flooring is designed to click and lock into place, making for a much quicker and less disruptive installation.
Carpet One Floor & Home of Redding is proud to be the region’s destination for smarter flooring options, with endless hardwood alternatives to choose from. As members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest independent flooring cooperative, we’re locally owned and operated and offer unmatched buying power and value.
To learn more about our laminate flooring collection or to check out the hottest laminate products, visit us soon to see our incredible products in person and talk to one of our flooring experts. Feel free to start browsing our laminate selection online now or schedule a FREE project consultation to get your project underway!
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