Laminate flooring is a great option if you want the look of hardwood that fits your budget and is easier to take care of. There are many benefits to laminate as a flooring option. For one, laminate is resilient and able to resist damage from large impacts from heavy furniture or dropped objects. Laminate is also more moisture-resistant and stain-resistant than hardwood, which makes it very easy to clean and just needs a daily sweep! Laminate can hold up well to foot traffic and will not fade as a result so is a great option for high traffic areas of your home.
Laminate vs Hardwood
Hardwood is known to add value to your home. Laminate has the ability to look just like real hardwood, and sometimes telling the difference is hard. Even if laminate cannot bring the value, it does bring style into your home.
Laminate flooring is similar to an engineered floor and is made by laminating planks of wood fibers together and coating them with resin to create a strong and durable finished product. The top layer of laminate consists of a high definition photograph of hardwood and even stone. This means you can truly get the look of your favorite species or color of hardwood!
Where can Laminate be Installed?
Laminate floors come in a floating floor installation option, meaning they can float over the subfloor without needing to be stapled or glued down. You can choose a glue down installation for areas with heavy foot traffic. Like any other flooring, laminate needs to be installed over a clean and dry subfloor.
You can install laminate on any level of your home, even basements. The laminate core is coated in a resin that makes them resistant to moisture. Keep in mind though laminate is still not a good option for bathrooms.
We offer a great selection of laminate flooring. Our featured laminate brand is Laminate for Life™, which is a Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive. At The Rug Mart Carpet One, we are proud to serve customers throughout Flemington, NJ and the surrounding areas of Anondale, Clinton, Whitehouse and Hillsborough, NJ and New Hope, PA.
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Why Should I Choose Laminate?
Laminate flooring comes in a wide range of styles. Choose from wood look or stone looks, you can even have exotic looking laminate floors. The style possibilities are endless.Choosing Laminate Floors
How to Care for Laminate Flooring
Laminate floors are very easy to care for. You can have the natural beauty of hardwood along with easy maintenance. When properly cared for you can expect years of beauty from your floors.Learn About Laminate Maintenance