Laminate flooring is a man-made product, designed to look like a natural material, such as wood, stone or tile. It’s made by fusing together four, thin layers with different properties, resulting in an attractive, durable flooring option.
Generally speaking, laminate can be installed in any room in the home. It can also be installed over a wide variety of subfloors, including wood, tile, ceramic, concrete and more. If you have questions about a specific room in your house, feel free to consult a Floor Store expert for advice.
This will largely depend on the quality of the flooring. Not all laminates are created equal. But, a high-quality laminate floor, with proper care and maintenance can last many, many years.
Laminate flooring offers home owners the look of real wood at a more affordable price. Laminate is also more durable than wood, better at resisting dents and scratches. In addition, laminate can be installed in rooms of the house where hardwood floors are not an option, such as in a bathroom or basement. Stop by one of showrooms, or browse through our online catalog, to see the variety of laminate products available to you.
Laminate planks are usually designed to interlock with each other, for ease of installation. Unlike wood, ceramic tile or stone, laminate flooring can be “floated” over almost any subfloor, installed over a padded underlayment that sits between the subfloor and the laminate planks or tiles. This method requires no glue, nails or staples. Our installation experts can answer any questions you have about installing laminate in your home.