Laminate Flooring

Laminate Wood & Water Resistant Flooring

What Is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is a very popular type of floor for living areas, kitchens, hallways and any area that receives high foot traffic but isn’t near constant moisture. Laminate floor consists of a very durable wear layer on top that is printed to look just like wood. Laminate floor typically requires less maintenance than real hardwood, making it extremely popular for many households.

Types of Laminate Flooring

What type of laminate flooring best suits your needs? In our flooring store we have a comprehensive range of laminate floor options and flooring samples.

Traditional Laminate Plank

Laminate Wood Plank

Water-Resistant

Waterproof Laminate Flooring

Scratch Resistant

Scratch Resistant Laminate Flooring

Popular Colors of Laminate Flooring

High Variation

High Variation Laminate Flooring

Gray-Tones

Gray Laminate Flooring

Traditional Oak

Honey Laminate Flooring

Rustic

Whitewashed Laminate Floors
Laminate Floor Structure

Laminate Floor Structure

  • Melamine Wear Layer

  • Wood-Grain Print Film

  • Fiberboard Core

  • Melamine Backing

Pros & Cons Of Laminate Flooring

PROs

  • Water Resistant
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Great High Foot Traffic Areas
  • Scratch Resistant

CONs

  • Not 100% Waterproof
  • Synthetic Feel & Sound
  • Not Repairable
  • Not Biodegradable

How is a Laminate Floor Maintained?

  • Regular cleaning of your laminate floor is important to keeping it in good condition for as long as possible.

  • It’s recommended to clean it 1-2 times per week using a dry mop, broom or hard surface vacuum.

  • Avoid moisture and pools of water for any extended period of time.

  • If using a wet mop to clean your laminate floor, lightly wet the mop and quickly dry the floor after cleaning.

Installing Your Laminate Flooring

Laminate floor can be installed as a “floating” floor on top of an existing floor, plywood, or cement slab. A moisture barrier is placed on the surface before placing the laminate boards on top.

Place moisture barrier on surface

laminate moisture barrier

Installation of laminate flooring – note underlay to allow for contraction, expansion, and moisture control and method for squaring and distancing from wall.

Fitting distance to wall

laminate measuring

Fitting individual laminate planks.

“Click” boards together, tongue-to-groove.

laminate tongue and groove

Secure tongue-and-groove connections create floor that is both tight and flexible.