Once installed mainly as a type of economy flooring, laminate floors still firmly hold their place as an inexpensive, functional flooring. But they have even moved into higher-end homes that once would have installed nothing but solid hardwood or engineered wood flooring. Laminate floors look better, perform better, and feel better underfoot than ever before. All of this popularity may beg the question: What are laminate floors in the first place?
Basics of Laminate Floors
Laminate floors are a hybrid floor covering consisting of a particleboard wood base topped by an image layer and a transparent wear layer. Laminate floors are a popular type of floor covering for homes’ living areas, kitchens, dining areas, bedrooms, hallways, and other areas that are not subject to excessive moisture.
However, RedFox Flooring now offers Mohawks 100% waterproof laminate flooring, all pet protection, protective layer that resists scratches and scuffs for long lasting beauty. it also offers a wear layer of AC 4 which is heavy residential and light commercial usage.
Advantages of Laminate Flooring:
Laminate is a strong, scratch-resistant, and highly durable flooring surface. Protected by a tough external layer and resin coating. It’s great for high traffic areas and houses where there are pets and children. For general residential and light commercial use, be sure to choose a laminate with an AC rating of 3 or higher.
2) Easy to install
Laminate is much easier to install than other floor types. That’s because the boards are designed to interlock, making them easy to work with. Plus, Laminate can be “floated” over most existing floors, saving installation time over other types of flooring which may need to be glued, stapled or nailed down. It’s so easy to install, most people can do it themselves. It’s a great project for any level of DIY’er.
Laminate flooring is less expensive than traditional hardwood, but doesn’t fall short when it comes to look and quality. There’s a great laminate flooring choice for every price range.
Laminate’s versatile, and can be installed on nearly any type of subfloor, like concrete or even pre-existing vinyl floors. In many cases when the installation of a hardwood floor is not compatible with a subfloor, laminate flooring is a smart option.
Laminate flooring is sold in a wide variety of wood, stone, and tile finishes. All of these are available in different colors, surface treatments, thicknesses, and plank styles.
6) Easy to clean and maintain
Laminate flooring’s moisture and stain resistant surface makes cleaning spills easy. There are no special cleaners needed to keep a laminate floor in top shape. Daily sweeping is all you need!
Since there are no places to trap dust and other particles that can cause allergies for some people, laminate flooring is a great choice. The underlayment provides a moisture barrier that not only protects the floor from damage, but also prevents mold from forming and sporing.
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(Former Sears Building)
167 Minna Jane Drive, Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island