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LAMINATE

What To Know Before You Buy Laminate

Choosing The Best Laminate

Laminate flooring is a remarkably durable surface that is stain resistant and does not need to be varnished or waxed. This makes it very easy to maintain. These are floors for busy households, especially homes with kids and pets.

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Understand Laminate Pricing

When considering laminates, there is not much price variation in the various styles. This is due to the relatively uniform manufacturing process for all laminates. No matter what the style, color, or type, it is still a photograph that provides the decorative surface. More expensive laminates include those with a textured and more natural looking surface with a greater number of screens. Laminate floors that simulate the more exotic varieties of hardwood flooring quickly rise in price. However, higher-end laminates are more durable and have extended warranties.

Laminate is a Floating Floor

Laminate floors are usually installed using a floating floor system, in which a padded underlayment sits between the subfloor and the laminate planks. These planks sit directly on the underlayment and are not anchored to the subfloor on the bottom, but rather are anchored by the edges.

When walked upon, this type of installation can produce a hollow sound and have a slight give. Slight ridging or peaking where planks are joined together might also occur.

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Laminate Flooring Colors & Species

Laminate is well-suited for individuals who want the look and feel of real hardwood or stone without the associated cost and maintenance. It also functions well in any space. You can choose from a variety of colors and wood grains to complement any look.  

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Dark
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Grey
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Oak

Laminate Flooring Types

Because of laminates growing popularity, manufacturers are creating an increasing array of traditional, rustic, and exotic wood grain and stone designs. In fact, presses have improved to the point where the texture imprinted on top of the design looks more real than ever, even with distressed wood or natural stone designs.

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Laminate Flooring | Dolphin Carpet & Tile
Laminate Flooring | Dolphin Carpet & Tile

Laminate Care

By following these care guidelines, your new laminate floor can stay attractive for many years.
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Laminate Installation

Being ready for your laminate installation will make the entire process go more efficiently.
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Laminate Trends

Each laminate style and trend has its own characteristics and performance capabilities, which you'll need to consider.

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