Des Moines Laminate Flooring Installation
Laminate flooring sure has come a long ways in the last few years. Today’s high-end styles offer a wide range of realistic wood and tile textures and appearance, even up close! Laminate floors can replicate many wood flooring species, including oak, Brazilian cherry, mahogany, walnut, chestnut, hickory, maple, ash and pine, among many others, as well as natural stone and ceramic tile.
Laminate is great for high-traffic areas within the home. The flooring is durable, easy to maintain and resistant to stains, fading, moisture and wear. Many homeowners are turning to laminate for their kitchen, dining and living rooms and for their lower level family rooms for a dramatic new look.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is laminate flooring made of and how are they made?
Laminate floors are a versatile, durable flooring option that mimics the appearance of a hardwood or tile floor. These floors are made up of several layers of material fused under high pressure, one of which is usually a moisture-resistant layer topped with a high-resolution, photographic image of the desired material look. Laminate is typically finished with a clear coating of extremely durable protective resin. Laminate is considered eco-friendly as well, as it requires the use of fewer trees than hardwood.
What are the benefits of using laminate flooring over those of solid hardwood flooring?
Quite simply, laminate is more affordable than hardwood. It’s typically up to half the cost of a traditional solid wood product. Laminate is also easy to install. Thanks to its click-lock design, it can even be a good DIY project for more experienced home renovators. In many cases, installation doesn’t even require glue. Finally, unlike hardwood, laminate is often resistant to scratches and fading, and some modern styles are also waterproof.