Learn about the advantages of laminate flooring, including the variety of different fashions and high-performance durability, making it the perfect choice for your active lifestyle.
Laminate flooring has balanced durability, good looks and value pricing meaning you can expand your decorating ideas without increasing your budget or sacrificing quality. Laminate makes for an extremely durable product because of its multi-layer construction. Each layer offers benefits to ensure a resilient product. Laminate is resistant to scratch, fade, and is easy to clean.
Choose laminates to achieve your decorating goals
Today's laminates are available in a broad variety of handsomely crafted designs. You'll find laminates in vivid, swirling wood grains so natural looking you'd swear they were solid hardwood.
Others re-create the ornate appeal of tile or stone, while still providing the rugged durability at a value price that makes laminate flooring so practical for most areas of your home.
Whether you prefer the natural look of wood or stone, or the effect of colors and geometric patterns produced by artisans, you'll find a long-wearing laminate to accomplish your decorating ideas within the budget you've set.
Advantages of laminate flooring: lasting durability
Rest assured the beautiful design you love today will remain beautiful in the years to come.
All laminates are constructed of four layers: wear, design, core and back.
- The wear layer is a clear layer of aluminum oxide that protects against fading, stains and surface burns.
- The design layer contains a high resolution photograph of the floor's surface appearance and provides you with a variety of looks from the burnished swirls of natural hardwood to the earthen textures of ceramic or stone tiles.
- The core layer is a construction durable high-density board which protects against indentations and moisture.
- The back layer is a stability layer, which protects the planks against moisture and helps balance the floor.
Thanks to layered construction, laminate flooring absorbs the heavy traffic and day-to-day use of an active household, while it continues to look as good as the day it was installed.
All these elements make a difference in how your laminate floor will look. Don't forget to check out Installation to learn all about the little details that make a big difference when transitioning from old floors to new.