Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This Just In: Laminate Flooring!

As you probably have noticed, Fantastic Floor is constantly getting beautiful new hardwood flooring varieties added to our product line. Just recently we've added new varieties of Maple, Walnut, Acacia, and Tiete Rosewood, among others. Well, this month we received another exciting line of flooring materials. Not quite hardwood, per se, but still a very high quality product: laminate flooring!

laminate hardwood flooring

What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is a multi-layered synthetic flooring material that is bound together through a lamination process, hence the name. The inner layer is usually made of a resin and fiberboard blend and the top layer is usually a high-definition photo of a specific hardwood species. High quality laminate flooring tends to have a very dense inner core, which makes the flooring more resistant to water damage and quieter to walk on. Low quality products have very light, loose inner cores, leaving them susceptible to warping, buckling, and other common flooring problems.

The Benefits of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring may not be the fanciest flooring material you can find, but it does have many important benefits. There are three main reasons people choose laminate flooring over traditional hardwood: cost, ease of installation, and durability:

  • Cost
    Laminate flooring is almost always less expensive than hardwood flooring. This allows home owners to install laminate in more rooms for a lower price than hardwood.
  • Ease of Installation
    Laminate is the DIY homeowner's dream-come-true. Most varieties are very simple to install, with many manufacturers featuring glueless, tongue-in-groove boards that can be quickly and easily installed by DIYers and flooring professionals alike.
  • Durability
    While not quite as resilient as solid hardwood flooring, laminate flooring can still take quite a bit of wear-and-tear before it needs to be replaced. Most residential laminate flooring is many times harder than traditional hardwood and has a high UV resistance, making it more resistant to fading and other sun-damage.

Laminate Flooring Products Offered at Fantastic Floor
Fantastic Floor is proud to now carry Luxury Laminate flooring products from the Garrison Collection. The Luxury Laminate collection comes in a variety of styles, including Red Oak, Vintage Cherry, Rich Walnut, Classic Maple, and many more. View our Luxury Laminate flooring page to see all of the beautiful new laminate flooring products we carry.

Want to learn more about laminate flooring? Contact Fantastic Floor today to talk with one of our experienced sales representatives. We look forward to hearing from you!

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