Shopping for flooring that fits your style and your lifestyle can be hard. You could be looking for something modern and chic, but it needs to be able to handle everything life throws its way. In the past, we’ve let go of that stylish flooring in favor of something more family-friendly – mess goes hand in hand with kids and pets after all. Well, the days of sacrificing are over. You can now enjoy the elevated look of stylish flooring that complements your overall vision while getting superior durability with laminate flooring. Care to learn more?
Laminate flooring is a manufactured floor made of several layers of fused composite wood. Each layer serves the purpose to create a strong, stylish floor. The layers include:
Core and base layers: Made of fiberboard and other materials. Provides added stability and some moisture resistance.
Decorative layer: A high-definition image of actual wood. Makes laminate look exactly like natural hardwood.
Finish Layer: A clear layer that protects against wear and tear.
Laminate can replicate the look and feel of hardwood flooring thanks to design and engineering making it a great alternative. Laminate flooring is also more affordable and moisture-resistant compared to hardwood, but still requires regular sweeping and cleaning like hardwood. So, you’re saying we can enjoy the elegance of hardwood without the cost or stress? Yes, yes, we are.
What Are the Pros of Laminate Flooring?
What Are the Cons of Laminate Flooring?
Susceptible to water damage
Requires an underlayment (helps with noise reduction)
Traditional laminate flooring is not waterproof. While there is some protection against minor spills and accidents in all laminate flooring, larger spills or pools of water can seep into the floors and potentially ruin your floors. While we don’t think you’ll flood your home on purpose, at least we hope, accidents happen, and cleaning up as quickly as possible can help prevent damage no matter the size. Thankfully, laminate flooring is incredibly durable and resilient, and accidents that cause permanent damage are rare. We also carry 100% waterproof laminate flooring so you can avoid the potential headaches altogether.
On the surface, luxury vinyl and laminate flooring may seem quite similar. They both can authentically replicate the look of natural hardwood flooring while providing extra durability and protection. You may be asking yourself, ok, so they are the same thing just called something else? Like soda and pop? These two floors are in fact two different floors, and it’s under the surface where they get their main difference. Laminate flooring is wood-based and made with a fiberboard core which makes it more susceptible to moisture. Luxury vinyl is made with a composite or polymer core, which makes it more susceptible to temperature.
As a wood-based product, laminate flooring can be installed anywhere hardwood can. Laminate flooring is a great – and durable – addition to bedrooms, living rooms, offices, and more. Laminate can even be installed in rooms where hardwood traditionally cannot be, like kitchens and basements. Laminate flooring is a breeze to install, most often using the click-lock method, and when it comes to installation, we’re always here to help. In addition to its stylish appearance and durability, the low maintenance of laminate flooring makes it a dream for any room in the house.
Yes, if you are looking for beautiful laminate flooring in Saginaw, MI, look no further than O’Connor’s Carpet One Floor & Home. As a member of the Carpet One cooperative, we have the access to the kind of inventory you’d see at a large, national company, yet we’re still able to offer you the quality service you only find at a local, family-owned business. We carry many name brands and Carpet One exclusive brands, including Mirror Lake™. With style and durability being at the forefront of importance in flooring these days, don’t settle for less. Laminate flooring has captured our hearts, and if it’s done the same to you, we can’t blame you! Come check our laminate flooring selection online or in-store, and get ready for the best floors of your life.
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