Laminate floors are considered a trend in and of themselves, and, like all wood look trends, you can expect these surfaces to last 15-20 years. Read along to learn more about the current trends in laminate flooring.
Laminate floors consist of four layers, starting from bottom to top:
1. Backing, which provides foundation and stability.
2. The core is usually made of high-density fiberboard.
3. The image layer consists of remarkably realistic wood, stone, and tile images.
4. A transparent aluminum oxide wear layer protects the floor from scratches and scuffs.
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Sometimes referred to as "laminate wood floors," these surfaces offer light and dark shades, whitewashed tones, textures, and distinctive patterns. In addition, since laminate can be cut into planks, it's possible to rearrange them to design herringbone, chevron, and parquet arrangements.
Embossing makes a difference
Embossing adds depth, dimension, and textured looks such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. It's also of note that these floors have a firm, rigid feeling like a hard surface, such as hardwood.
Because of technological innovations such as deeper embossing and better seaming, laminate flooring looks and feels better than ever. They've even been installed in some higher-end homes where once nothing but genuine materials would even be considered.
Other benefits of laminate
Laminate floors can also be cut into square, groutable, tile-sized pieces for stone and ceramic tile echoes. In addition, laminate is ultra-durable, low maintenance, and has an uncomplicated installation.
Waterproof laminate flooring: Just what the market’s been waiting for
It has water and moisture challenges because the original laminate is made with wood byproducts. Today, a newer version is constructed without wood and can be spilled on without the worry of peeling, ripping, or discoloration. Just specify which version you want because the original laminate is still very active.
Explore our vast laminate flooring options
Metro Floors has been in operation since 1981. A family-owned company, we boast a knowledgeable, professional team, quality residential and commercial installations, and superior customer service. We invite you to explore our extensive laminate flooring inventory and take advantage of our free quotes. Our showroom is in Lancaster, CA, and we also service Quartz Hill, Rosamond, and Palmdale, CA.