Laminate Flooring vs. Hardwood
While laminate may look like a solid floor, it is actually made up of a series of layers fused together to create durable, strong flooring. Laminate is made to look like natural flooring such as hardwood, stone or tile, and this is achieved through a layer made of a high definition photograph of one of these materials.
How to Install Laminate Flooring
Installing laminate requires no glue or chemicals. The method used is called the “click and lock” method which entails piecing the planks of laminate together and clicking them into place so they fit seamlessly over the subfloor. This makes installing laminate flooring a DIY-friendly project and we are always here to help and provide you with suggestions on how to install laminate flooring at Wilmington Carpet One!
What is Laminate Flooring Made of?
Because they are made in part from recycled wood fibers, laminate floors react in a similar way to hardwood flooring. They expand and contract based on temperature changes and do not stand up well to moisture. This is important to keep in mind when considering where you will install your laminate floors.
Laminate Flooring Benefits
New advancements in flooring technology have made laminate look more realistic than its early days while still maintaining a friendlier price point. Not only that, since laminate is made from a picture, you can have the durability of the fused floor with virtually any look you want, from hardwood to stone to tile and more.
Laminate is topped with a wear layer made of resin that makes the floor scratch resistant, stain resistant, pet resistant and resistant to impacts by heavy objects. Laminate is a great choice for families with young children or pets as it is easy to maintain and hard to damage.
Is Laminate Flooring Good for Kitchen?
Laminate is also an environmentally friendly product since the core layer is made from recycled wood fibers that would otherwise be discarded. Not only that, an image of hardwood or stone is much less impactful than the real thing when it comes to harvesting the natural materials! If you’re seeking an eco-friendly product, laminate is definitely one to consider.
If you have any more questions about laminate or want to see product samples, give us a call at 910-338-1917 or visit Carpet One Floor & Home in Wilmington, NC.