Nothing beats vinyl in speed and simplicity. If you want a quick update without the worry of cleaning and sealing grout lines, vinyl may be the choice for you.
Our laminate ooks so real, your best friend won’t even know its not a real wood floor. Animals? Kids? Then laminate is ideal for you. With that superior look and feel like hardwood you’ll feel better knowing that it’s 10x more scratch resistant than real wood. Enjoy the floors in your home and admire the everlasting beauty of them as well!
Laminate flooring is designed to look like natural products, such as wood or stone. It is comprised of either synthetic materials (usually melamine resin) or of synthetic materials combined with natural and recycled ingredients. The natural look is achieved with an attached decorative applique and finally given an aluminum oxide finish.
Laminate floors are fairly low-maintenance when compared to hardwood floors. Unlike natural wood, laminate floors do not require waxing, oiling or staining. It is important to keep laminate clean, however, as dust, dirt and sand particles may scratch the decorative surface in high-traffic areas over time.
It is also important to keep laminate relatively dry. Many new finishes are equipped with water-resistant coatings. Water spills aren’t a problem if they’re wiped up quickly. Installed laminate floors typically “float” over the sub-floor on top of a foam/film underlayment, which is meant to provide moisture and sound-reducing properties.
In the past, laminate floors were easy to spot, but today’s technology allows manufacturers to create strikingly realistic visuals and textures that result in elegant, quality floors. In many cases, you can’t tell the difference. Laminate floors are perfect for those who want the look of real hardwood or stone but not the maintenance or price tag. Laminate is durable and stain resistant, making it ideal for a busy household.
For more information see the National Wood Flooring Association.