What It Is
Laminate is a hard surface made of several layers of composite wood materials manufactured to emulate the texture and appearance of hardwood. After the lamination process, the final outcome is a set of planks that are similar to hardwood. Laminate producers mirror trends in hardwood flooring allowing for an array of styles, natural colors, and even realistic organic textures like wire-brushing, scraping, and embossing. It’s a floating floor that can expand or contract with the natural temperature and humidity changes in your home.
Why You’ll Love It
When you want the look of hardwood floors, but don’t have the budget, this is a beautiful cost-effective alternative. Laminate flooring is easy to clean, maintain, and install. Cleverly designed to lock and hold together, laminate flooring can be installed quickly without glue or staples. This method of installation gives the room a “floating floor” that can be laid down and removed without extensive renovation costs.