Laminate flooring offers the aesthetic of natural products without the prohibitive cost and the timely, expensive installation process. It’s a durable option that is easy to install, easy to maintain, and environmentally friendly—because laminate is made from paper, it does not require the harvesting of old-growth trees.
If you’re interested in choosing a laminate that meets even higher standards of quality, contributes to healthier living, and promotes sustainable production methods, you can look for products that are GREENGUARD Certified.
I really want the look of hardwood flooring, but I’m on a budget—what are my options?
When it comes to flooring, many homeowners are set on the classic look of hardwood, but find themselves deterred by the cost of the real thing. This is when a lot of people turn to laminate—it allows you to recreate the look of a huge range of hardwood products at a fraction of the cost.
Laminate products are crafted in a range of widths, lengths, textures, and finishes that mimic the high-end aesthetic of many types and styles of hardwood flooring—from chic, exotic species to rustic-looking barnboards. Because it’s engineered, laminate is perfectly uniform, free of the defects that can be present in a natural product.
Laminate may be affordable, but will it last?
Laminate flooring is coated with a layer of resin that makes it both extremely durable and scratch resistant. This type of flooring is considered to be very long lasting, and many laminate products come with warrantee protection—based on normal household use—for stains, fading, and wear. Laminate’s sturdy nature makes it a great option for active households with children and pets, as well as high-traffic areas that typically experience a lot of wear and tear.
How do I install my new laminate flooring?
Laminate is generally quite straightforward to install. It can be a good project for the do-it-yourself homeowner as it often comes in small interlocking sections that are easy to work with. Laminate can also be installed over most existing floors, as long they are not carpet, and this ability to be “floated” without being glued to the subfloor surface can save you both time and money.
My new laminate flooring is in—how should I care for it?
Once your laminate flooring is installed, it’s incredibly easy to maintain and to keep clean. All it takes is regular sweeping or vacuuming, treatment with a laminate floor cleaner, and mopping.
We can help
Prestige Flooring stocks a large selection laminate products, and our team of dedicated professionals is committed to working with you to choose the best option for you and your space and we can also help with installation. From tips, tricks, and tools for the home installer to professional installation services, we’ll support you every step of the way.