Laminate Flooring Guide
Laminate flooring is one of the first floors positioned as an alternative to natural hardwood flooring. When laminate was first introduced, there was definitely no mistaking the difference between the two, and even though laminate was available in wood looks, it could not replicate the authentic character of hardwood. Fast-forward to today, advancements in technology have made manufacturing and digital printing far more advanced, allowing laminate to replicate the authentic looks of hardwood. Medallion Carpet One & Paint in Deerfield Beach, FL has you and your home covered when it comes to laminate flooring.
Check out the slideshow below to see how laminate features natural wood and even stone visuals:
Laminate vs Hardwood
Comparing hardwood to laminate is like comparing apples to oranges. They are both floors, but they also feature several different characteristics. Just like hardwood, laminate comes in planks that are made to look like specific types of wood. This is where hardwood and laminate stop sharing characteristics.
Unlike hardwood, laminate features a layered construction. The laminate planks are backed by strong support layers, and are able to withstand heavy foot traffic and other impacts better than wood. Laminate planks are unlikely to chip or crack and they also won't always buckle when exposed to moisture. Laminate is definitely not waterproof but it is more water resistant than wood. Also, laminate flooring features a durable top layer that resists most scratches and scuffs. Laminate does not need to be finished like hardwood, and it is easier to clean and maintain.
Our Laminate Selection
Medallion Carpet One & Paint offers one of the largest selections of laminate flooring around. Our featured Carpet One exclusive brand is Laminate for Life. It features a durable top-layer and gapless installation. Stop by our showroom to take a look at all of our other laminate options.
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Benefits of Laminate Flooring
When it comes to laminate flooring, it is hard to find any other hardwood alternative at such a great price point. Among several other benefits of laminate is its easy maintenance and installation. Follow the link to learn more about laminate benefits.Learn About Laminate Benefits
How to Maintain Laminate Floors
Compared to hardwood, laminate is an incredibly easy to care for flooring option. You can have the beautiful looks of hardwood without worrying about refinishing your floors.Laminate Maintenance