Talk about being misunderstood! There are all kinds of myths and misinformation about laminate flooring, not to mention that you might even still remember it from years ago, but it’s really come a long way.
FACT: Laminate can look give your home the look of hardwood, natural stone, slate or marble, as well as tile. Thanks to modern technology, the resemblance is so remarkable that even the experts often have trouble telling the difference. (But just don’t go for the most inexpensive, cut-rate ones or they will look cheap.)
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FACT: It’s durable. When you really think about the construction, you’ll understand why. There are four layers. The bottom one is backing, and that protects the laminate and the subfloor. The next is the substrate, or inner core, made of fiberboard, which is durable in itself, and also water resistant. Then comes the layer with the photographic image, and that gives your home style. On top of that is a clear plastic wear layer, and that protects the image layer. In this case, the thicker the better, protect your investment and don’t skimp on the wear layer.
FACT: Laminate Flooring is easy to clean. Sweep, dry mop or vacuum will do the trick. If you need more thorough cleaning, damp mop with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Avoid excess water, and stay away from those waxy shine-promoting cleaners. They’ll only dull and damage.
FACT: Laminate flooring is cost-effective with the look of natural materials like wood, stone or ceramic tile, but without spending an arm and a leg. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Laminate floors can last up to ten years with proper maintenance; look at the warranty and you'll probably get a good idea of how long it’s expected to last.
FACT: It won’t fade in sunlight. No worries, even if you have it installed in the sunniest room. Unlike hardwood, which can fade, laminate won’t, because there’s UV protection built right into the surface.
Come into the Premier Flooring Center showroom in Grass Valley, CA so we can show you just how much style you can have with this flooring.