Are you looking for a floor that adds the style and beauty of hardwood, tile, or stone to your home without the cost and upkeep requirement? Laminate flooring is a popular option and a solution to problems posed by real hardwood. It’s made from multiple layers of composite wood adhered together with a faux hardwood veneer at the surface. Modern imaging has made laminate flooring more realistic than ever, and most customers can’t tell the difference from the surface level.
Be sure to stop by Johnson Carpet One in Grandville, MI to check out our selection of laminate flooring. We offer wood look laminate as well as products made to imitate natural tile.
There are compelling reasons to choose laminate flooring for your upcoming renovation. Made to mimic hardwood’s lush appearance, laminate flooring is durable and only needs an occasional sweep or mop to stay its best. In addition, laminate flooring is easy to install and significantly more affordable than other hard surface flooring options. Its unique construction brings incredible form and function to almost any room, while its resistance to wear, stains, and moisture means it’s a wise long-term investment.
While walking on laminate floors feels and looks just like natural hardwood, there are major differences between these two types of flooring. Solid hardwood planks come from a single piece of genuine hardwood like hickory, maple, birch, and more. In contrast, engineered hardwood planks come from composite wood with a top layer of real hardwood. Lastly, laminate flooring formed in a similar fashion to engineered hardwood, with the exception that it contains no real hardwood. Instead, it has a visual rendering, encased below a durable wear layer that resists scratches, scuffs, and stains. In fact, with this strong wear layer, laminate flooring never needs refinishing like hardwood, adding its affordability and easy upkeep. Plus, thanks to advancements in digital printing, there are an endless variety of wood visual styles available, including oak, cherry, and acacia.
Laminate floors boast a protective wear layer over a decorative sheet containing the pattern, supported by a rigid core and bottom balance layer to help prevent warping. While most laminate floors aren’t fully waterproof, they are certainly durable, easily maintained, and stain resistant. As the years pass, laminate floors hold strong against fading, moisture, scuffs, and scratches. Best yet, they come in wide variety of patterns and styles, ranging in looks from wood to tile to stone.
In terms of where it can be installed, there’s greater versatility with laminate flooring than natural hardwood. The bottom support layers set it apart by providing more moisture-resistance and dimensional stability. This makes it ideal for busy homes with children and pets, as well as commercial spaces. It’s also more appropriate for water-prone rooms like basements, kitchens, hallways, and more.
We’re your local source for the best laminate flooring and professional installation services. As part of our laminate flooring inventory, we offer Laminate for Life™, which is a Carpet One exclusive brand that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, we have popular options such as the Mannington Restoration Collection® and Quick-Step Laminate®. To learn more about our laminate flooring selection, please call us today or visit us soon at 4034 Chicago Drive SW in Grandville, MI.
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