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LAMINATE FLOORS

Fade, Stain, Wear Resistant

Get the same chic look of hardwood at a more affordable price. This durable composite offers stronger resistance against scratches, dents and moisture.

Laminate Facts

  • Laminate flooring are extremely impact and scratch resistant, but are not real wood.
  • Although laminate floors are extremely tough, they can be scratched by big dogs or dragging heavy objects across the floor.
  • These floors are extremely stain resistant and will not fade from ultra-violet sunlight
  • Laminate flooring come in three types:
    • Glued-down, floating floors
      • Special glue is applied manually to the tongue & grooves of each plank.
    • Glueless floating floors
      • No glue, just click, or snap-fit locks planks together
    • Pre-glued floating floors
      • The glue is applied at the factory. Just moisten the plank tongue and insert into adjacent plank.
  • Trims and moldings are available for laminate floors. Moldings are laminated over a fiber core so they match the floor, or the moldings can also be made from real wood and color coordinate with the flooring.
  • Most laminate floors can be used anywhere within the home, including wet area  such as bathrooms & kitchens
  • Laminate floors do not need a wax or polish.
  • Highly resistant to the effects of sunlight
  • Most laminate floors can be used over radiant heated concrete slabs

Laminate Installation Method

  • Laminate flooring uses the floating installation method, which means:
    • Laminate floors just rest on top of the subfloor. They are never secured or fastened to the substrate below. Instead they just lay on top of the substrate. Specially designed tongue-and-groove interlocking systems to secure planks together.
    • Float entire floor over a variety of sub floor materials, such as plywood, OSB, existing vinyl flooring, concrete slabs, etc...
    • You never have to glue-down, staple down, or nail-down laminate flooring.
    • Even though these floors are floated the sub floor still must be level for locking planks together.
    • Laminate floors require 1/8” Foam Padding so they can move freely

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