Laminate wood flooring is a great alternative to natural hardwood as it offers the looks while adding additional performance. At Stradwicks Carpet One in North Bay, Ontario, we are proud to offer a wide selection of laminate wood flooring options.
As wood look flooring continues to trend, laminate flooring continues to adapt and offer more styles and better durability. Although you may not consider laminate as your first choice, you should keep in mind how affordable it is! Today, laminate is considered a durable alternative to hardwood flooring. There are several benefits to installing laminate in your home.
Laminate replicates the looks of real hardwood. This is made possible by an ultra-HD film layer. And you can even enjoy the authentic surface textures with laminate wood floors that include registered embossing technology. Unlike hardwood, laminate has a top layer (called the wear layer) that resists scratches and other damages from impact. It is naturally wear resistant and no additional treatments or finishes are needed. This layer also makes the floors much easier to clean.
Laminate wood flooring has special support layers called the core layer and the base layer, which makes it more dimensionally stable than natural hardwood. Laminate planks will rarely buckle or collapse, even when exposed to extreme stresses. While laminate is not 100% waterproof, it is better-prepared than hardwood for humid and moist conditions.
For the most part, laminate wood flooring needs to be cleaned like hardwood, especially in high traffic areas. Dirt and dust should be swept from the surface, and any spills should be wiped up as soon as possible. However, your new laminate floor will not need to be refinished like hardwood. You can install it on, below, and above grade. That means you can have wood look floors in your basement, living room, or bedroom.
We are a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, which means we have access to name brands you know as well as our own exclusive brands such as Laminate For Life™. You can shop at our store knowing you’ll find great prices and quality flooring, all while shopping local and supporting your community. To learn more about laminate flooring, give us a call at 705-482-0231 today!
Why Should I Choose Laminate?
Choosing a laminate floor option over hardwood can
sometimes be hard, especially if you have fallen in
love with a particular hardwood look. We’ve come up
with a few tips on how to choose the perfect laminate floor.
How to Maintain Laminate Floors
Laminate is known to be the flooring with carefree
maintenance. Get the looks of hardwood in your
home but with the added durability of laminate.