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What to know about laminate flooring

If you're looking for affordability, high style, and durability, laminate flooring might be for you. It resembles genuine hardwood and comes in various styles, including, but not limited, to oak and maple. Of course, like most anything, not all laminate is the same, so here's what to look for when installing laminate floors.

First, what is laminate flooring?

This is a multi-layered product with four layers. Starting from the bottom is the backing, which provides stability. The core is next, giving the floor structure and resistance to dents. The design layer, in which images of wood, stone, and tile are taken with 3D photography, also includes embossing and micro beveling to add depth dimension and textured features. Finally, the top is the wear layer, a transparent, robust, and aluminum oxide coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs.

Since it's so durable, it can be installed in any room, even with the heaviest foot traffic but ask about the AC Rating (Abrasion Criteria). AC is a one-to-five numbering system that rate's a product's strength. The higher the number, the more durability.

There's also a new waterproof laminate flooring version with a non-wood construction that makes the product spill-proof, eliminating concerns about staining, peeling, and rippling. In addition, this version now makes it possible to install in kitchens, baths, and other wet rooms where it was once avoided due to the wood-moisture issues. Just be sure to specify which version you want.

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Other notable laminate characteristics

Although it comes in a range of thicknesses, buy the most robust that your wallet will allow. A denser product will better hide subfloor imperfections, be quieter, expand design options and give you an authentic hard surface feeling. Planks range from five to seven inches wide, and there are countless stain options, including cherry, hickory, maple, and more.

Come see our laminate flooring selection today

To learn more about laminate flooring and get a free quote, come into our showroom in Powhatan, VA. We work with homeowners and businesses in and around Powhatan, VA, Midlothian, VA, Henrico, VA, Moseley, VA, Chesterfield, VA, Richmond, VA, Henrico, VA, Amelia, VA, Chester, VA and Glen Allen, VA.