What is Laminate?
Laminate flooring has not always had the best reputation as a flooring product. New and innovative technology has brought new life to laminate flooring, so much so that it is considered a great alternative to hardwood flooring. You can get the same beautiful look of hardwood but on a budget. Laminate floors are perfect for high traffic areas like entryways and living rooms, and can even be used in kitchens as well.
Is Laminate Flooring Durable?
Laminate flooring is constructed of a wear layer that protects a decorative sheet layer that gives laminate its wood look characteristics. Its rigid core and bottom balance layer help prevent warping from moisture. Laminate floors are now made to be durable, easy to maintain, and are now more resistant to stains, fading, moisture, and scratches. Laminate floors come in a wide variety of styles and patterns to meet the needs of everyone’s personal style.
Laminate vs. Hardwood
Just like hardwood, laminate comes in planks that are made to look like specific types of wood. This is where hardwood and laminate stop sharing characteristics. Just like engineered hardwood, laminate features a layered construction. Laminate planks are backed by strong support layers, and are able to withstand heavy foot traffic and other impacts better than wood can. Unlike hardwood, laminate will not warp, chip or crack when exposed to moisture or changing temperatures.
Laminate is water resistant, but like hardwood you should avoid installing it in places with high moisture. Also, laminate flooring features a durable top layer that resists most scratches and scuffs. Laminate does not need to be finished like hardwood, and it is easier to clean and maintain.
Our laminate Selection
Buddy Allen Carpet One Floor & Home offers a large selection of laminate flooring. Our featured Carpet One exclusive brand is Laminate for Life and we also have name brand you love such as Mannington.
Continue reading below to learn more about laminate and stop by our Buddy Allen Carpet One showroom in Nashville, TN.
Types of Laminate
Laminate now comes in a wide variety of options, from wood look to stone or tile look. Get the same visual appeal but with the low maintenance of laminate flooring.About Laminate
Laminate Flooring Brands
We carry quality brands set at valuable prices, so you do not have to sacrifice style for budget. Shop name brands you love in addition to Carpet One exclusive brands as well.Learn About Available Laminate Brands