Over the years, laminate has evolved as a flooring category, becoming more durable, stylish, and performance driven. At In House Carpet One Floor & Home in Ontario, Oregon, we offer a top selection of quality laminate flooring. You’ll find an array of styles, including many natural wood looks like white oak, pine, hickory, maple, and more. While laminate has advanced in many ways, it remains an affordable flooring choice that is easy to install and maintain over the years.
While from the surface laminate wood floors and natural hardwood look relatively similar, they are different flooring types. Laminate is made by gluing together several layers of compressed wood. At the surface is a wood look image, rather than real hardwood. This image is made using high definition photography and textured printing. In contrast, hardwood floors, even engineered ones, feature a real wood surface made using maple, oak, hickory, walnut, or another popular wood species. Laminate planks are generally cheaper, easier to care for, and more water-repellent than natural hardwood floors.
Installing laminate floors is simple and fast. Most products are available with a simple click-lock installation method that doesn’t require glues and allows you to walk on the floor the same day as installation. Click-lock floors usually “float” over the subfloor, and are easy to repair and replace. We recommend laminate for common living spaces like living rooms and dining rooms. Waterproof laminate flooring, like our exclusive Mirror Lake™ collection, are best for kitchens, basements, and other moisture-prone areas. You can also use laminate in light-use commercial settings, like small offices.
Our laminate flooring selection features both name brands that you’ll find in big box stores and other flooring showrooms, and exclusive collections. That means you have a great range of choices that include unique options that will give your home or business a truly distinct appearance. We are locally owned and operated and pride ourselves on delivering a personalized shopping experience that is tailored to your needs. Visit our showroom today or contact us for a FREE flooring estimate!
Laminate Flooring Care
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