Laminate flooring is great for families on the go. Easy to install and long lasting, it is great for families with kids, messes can easily be cleaned up and much more comfortable and easy to clean than tile. You may find yourself and others asking "Is it Laminate or Hardwood" It is stylish, simple and cost effective.
There are styles that portray the authentic look of wood or the classic appeal of ceramic tile. Several options available allow you to choose the wood look right down to the species. There are so many different options with laminate and now they offer new highly textured options with grooves and crevices, it's an uncanny comparison to actual hard wood flooring. Some of our highly textured options give it not only the look but the feel of it too.
Laminate is constructed in layers to create lasting, affordable, and beautiful floors. Four layers of material, each of which has its own purpose, are fused together through a direct-pressure process that binds them into one extremely durable material. They are also inherently "green" because they use fewer resources and far less wood in their manufacture and because they're durable some styles even offer 25-year warranties so you don't have to replace laminate floors as often.
- Layer 1: A melamine backing layer that provides a moisture barrier and structural integrity and stability.
- Layer 2: A dense, strong inner layer, sometimes called core-board, made of compressed wood fiber.
- Layer 3: A melamine decorative layer that provides the floor's beauty and realism through highly detailed photography giving laminate the appearance of natural hardwood, ceramic tile, or stone.
- Layer 4: A melamine wear layer that offers a tough beautiful finish resistant to stain, fade, and wear. (In some products, it is reinforced with aluminum oxide, an extremely hard mineral compound, to increase resistance to staining, fading, surface moisture, and wear.)