Laminate Flooring Guide
Laminate has always been positioned as an alternative to natural hardwood flooring. When laminate was first introduced, there was no mistaking it for real hardwood. Even though laminate was available in wood looks, it could not replicate the authentic character of hardwood. Advancements in technology have made manufacturing and digital printing far more advanced, allowing laminate to replicate the authentic looks of hardwood. Bastian Carpet One Floor & Home in Allentown, PA has you and your home covered when it comes to laminate flooring.
Check out the slideshow below to see how laminate features natural wood and even stone visuals:
Laminate vs Hardwood
Just like hardwood, laminate comes in planks and can replicate different species and styles of wood. This is where hardwood and laminate stop sharing characteristics.
Just like engineered hardwood, laminate features a layered construction. The laminate planks are backed by strong support layers, and can handle heavy foot traffic and other impacts better than wood. Laminate planks resist chipping and cracking, and they also won't buckle when exposed to moisture. Laminate is not a waterproof option but it is more water resistant than wood. Also, laminate flooring features a durable top layer that resists most scratches and scuffs. Laminate does not need to be finished like hardwood, and it is easier to clean and maintain.
Our Laminate Selection
Bastian Carpet One Floor & Home offers one of the largest selections of laminate flooring around. Our featured Carpet One exclusive brand is Laminate for Life. It features a durable top-layer and gapless installation. Stop by our showroom to take a look at all of our other laminate options.
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How to Maintain Laminate Flooring
Compared to hardwood, laminate is an incredibly easy to care for flooring option. You can have the beautiful looks of hardwood without worrying about refinishing your floors.How to Clean Laminate Floors