Why choose laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring closely mimics the appearance and feel of genuine hardwood flooring. However, it has its own unique benefits. It's more moisture-resistant, and it has a protective top layer to resist scratching and impact. Laminate can easily imitate the look of any hardwood species with any texture you can imagine. Laminate is also much easier to install thanks to its simple locking edges, and it's more budget-friendly for busy families and business owners alike.
LAMINATE VS. HARDWOOD
Laminate vs. Hardwood
While laminate flooring and hardwood flooring share many similarities, there are a few main ways in which they differ. Perhaps the main difference is in how they are constructed and what they are made of.
- Made from a single plank of genuine wood
- More difficult to install
- Lasts longer, as it can be refinished or restored
- Available in many different species with unique characteristics
- Made up of multiple layers of wood composite with a photographic image layer on top
- Very easy to install due to locking edges
- Does not last as long and cannot be refinished
- More budget-friendly
Laminate Inspiration Gallery
Need some inspiration before shopping for laminate flooring? No problem! Take a look at our laminate inspiration gallery to see the latest trends, styles, and more.
While laminate is easy for most DIYers to install themselves, we still recommend having a professional team handle all of the hard stuff. Learn more about the laminate installation process at Premiere Floors & Design Center!
Laminate Care & Maintenance
Although laminate is durable and easy to care for, there are some things to keep in mind if you want to keep it looking its best for many years to come.
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