Wood Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring is a cost-effective choice to achieve the look of hardwood flooring in your home, without going over-budget. Laminate’s vivid and natural grain design looks like wood, but is more affordable and easier to care for. Laminate can be made to mimic the look of many woods, including cherry, teak, cedar and mahogany. In addition, it accentuates any decorating style, from country rustic to polished elegance.
Faux wood laminate flooring is constructed with top-of-the-line materials, creating a multi-faceted product that protects and extends the life of your floors. The flooring consists of four separate layers:
- Back: Protects the sub-flooring from moisture; provides stability and balance.
- Core: Made from high-density boards, the core guards against indentation and moisture.
- Design – the “cosmetic” layer; composed of high-res photography that lends the beautiful and realistic look of hardwood.
- Wear: A clear, aluminum oxide covering that counters fading, stains and burns.
Laminate floors that look like wood are less likely to become scratched or dented than hardwood, and stand up exceptionally well to the everyday routines of a busy family—including occasional rough treatment by children and animals. Wood-looking laminates are durable and easy to clean, requiring only a damp mop, broom or vacuum cleaner. High traffic areas of your home, such as the kitchen or living room, can benefit from both the high performance and natural beauty of laminate.
To inquire about wood-look laminate flooring or to request an installation estimate, contact Flaherty’s Flooring America today.