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Laminate flooring balances beauty, function, and affordability

Now you can have the charm of natural materials, like wood, without the high price tag. This modern and affordable hard surface flooring option comes in a range of wood, stone, and ceramic designs; it is appropriate for any room, from the kitchen and bath to the living area, bedroom and hallway. Laminate also comes with a wide assortment of benefits, including durability and easy care. Read further to see why these floors are quickly becoming one of the most popular choices.

What is laminate flooring?

This is a multi-layered product with wear and image layers, a core, and backing. Each has a clear responsibility. For example, the wear layer, a top, clear, strong, aluminum-coated sheet, protects the floor from scratches and scuffs, while the core protects from dents and moisture. The backing provides balance and foundation while also protecting against moisture.

The image layer provides style

With modern technology such as 3D photography and features like deep embossing, images are clear, accurate, and have a three-dimensional quality. Textured looks, whether wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, distressed, are trending and available. The product can be cut into planks of various sizes to mimic hardwood boards or square, groutable, tile-sized pieces.
Laminate wood flooring has all the wormholes, raised grains, knots, and swirls for which hardwood is known. It’s so realistic even experts sometimes have trouble telling that from wood. Marble and other stone looks have the distinct veining variations of quarried slabs. In contrast, tile looks are offered in brilliant colors, textures such as pebble and beach sand looks, and patterns like chevrons, herringbones, or colorful graphics. There’s no limit as to what you can achieve.

Laminate is durable, scratch-resistant, and considered one of the most kid and pet-friendly floorings. It is low maintenance and requires only a daily sweeping and weekly mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation can be a fast and simple floating floor where pieces click together to mat, then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level.

Our Welland flooring store offers laminate and more

At A-1 Flooring Welland we treat your home as though it’s our own. Our showroom is in Welland, Ontario and we work with homeowners and businesses in or near Welland, ON, Grimsby, ON, Lincoln, ON, Niagara Falls, ON, Pelham, ON, Port Colborne, ON, St. Catharines, ON, Thorold, ON, Fort Erie, ON and Dunnville, ON. Stop by our showroom for a free quote and to learn more about laminate flooring.