A more resistant, yet-equally stylish, alternative to hardwood
Learn about Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring has always been a more durable alternative to hardwood, but in the past, there was no mistaking between the two. Laminate simply didn’t offer authentic looks. Nonetheless, modern-day laminate flooring does well to replicate the looks of wood, and it still continues to offer greater wear resistance and dimensional stability. How does laminate work?
Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring has a special layered construction that remains relatively consistent across different styles and brands. The top layer, which is called the wear layer, is extremely strong and durable, as it resists scratches, scuffs, and other surface blemishes. As a result, laminate flooring will not need to be finished and refinished like hardwood. Underneath the wear layer is the decorative layer, which includes a real wood visual. This decorative layer provides laminate with its natural appearance.
In addition to the wear layer and the decorative layer, laminate flooring has core and base layers. These core and base layers provides extra support against foot traffic and other impacts, and they also offer some moisture resistance. Laminate planks therefore will rarely, if ever, collapse under environmental pressures. Some laminate options, including Quick Step, have water resistant cores for premium resistance against moisture and other impacts.
We at Veterans Carpet One are happy to offer a few different laminate flooring options. Laminate for Life, which is a Carpet One exclusive, is one of our featured brands. Visit our Laminate for Life page to learn more. We also offer select styles from Quick Step and Mannington.
Be sure to visit us in Denver, CO to check out our laminate selection first hand! We offer free estimates!