Quality Floor Coverings Carpet One Floor & Home is your local expert on laminate. Laminate is loved by many because you can get the look of hardwood without the hardwood price. Thanks to its growing popularity, there are a wide variety of laminate brands and textures on the market. Finding what you’re looking for can be difficult; our flooring professionals can assist you in finding a laminate floor that fits your lifestyle based on your activity level, budget, and personal style.
Laminate vs Hardwood
Real, solid hardwood used to be king of the flooring industry. Laminate looked cheap and unauthentic, which is why homeowners continued to choose solid hardwood. However, recent advances in printing technology have made laminate a top contender. Laminate is no longer an artificial looking product in the flooring world. By using photographs that are printed onto synthetic boards, laminate duplicates the look of real hardwood. After the printing process, the boards are coated with a wear layer. They are then attached to the synthetic boards, which do not need to be milled. The product that is produced is laminate flooring that we see today.
As laminate has changed throughout the years, it has become more durable, attractive, and simple to install. Laminate floor is prefinished, so finishing on site is unnecessary. Hardwood finishing on site can take anywhere from a couple of days, to a week. Laminate has the advantage here because it takes less time between your purchase and the completion of the install. Laminate floors are also superior when it comes to moisture levels. Solid hardwood is always expected to expand and contract with changes in humidity levels. Laminate is not as prone to these changes, meaning fewer issues in the future.
Laminate can be installed in most of your home without worry. Rooms like offices, bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and playrooms are optimal for laminate floors. However, with the improved stability of laminate, they can also be put in hallways and on staircases. Constant traffic is no longer an issue with the upgraded strength of laminate floors.
Our Laminate Selection
Our laminate selection is vast with brands you may have heard of as well as some exclusive brands only sold at Carpet One Floor & Home stores. Come into our showroom in Leduc, AB and see our exclusive Laminate for Life™ collection for yourself. Our flooring professionals know their way around laminate and will help you become an educated consumer on laminate floors.
Why Should I Choose Laminate?
Want the look of hardwood without the added cost? Give your budget a break with laminate.Choosing Laminate