Love the look of solid hardwood flooring, but don’t love the price tag? Laminate flooring is a great alternative! Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis is here to help you learn more about laminate hardwood flooring and decide if it’s the right fit for your next project!
How It’s Made
Quality laminate is constructed out of layers of particleboard, covered with a high quality, realistic, wood image, and topped by a durable protective layer. Like solid hardwood, laminate comes in a variety of styles and colors. It can even mimic more exotic hardwood looks — but at a fraction of the cost! While not as hard as solid wood, modern laminate is designed to hold up to the wear and tear of daily life.
Laminate Flooring Benefits
- Instead of requiring the harvest of old-growth trees, laminate is made from wood byproducts, making it a more eco-friendly option as it reduces waste. Another green benefit is that some manufacturers can recycle laminate flooring — though you should always check with them first.
- Laminate hardwood pieces snap or glue together for easy installation. It can even be installed on top of concrete or old floors. When installed with a moisture barrier, laminate flooring can be a solid choice to achieve the wood look in areas like basements, where you normally wouldn’t use true hardwood.
- No refinishing or resurfacing is necessary. To clean, just sweep often to remove debris and wipe up any spills with a damp cloth.
Your Local Minnetonka Laminate Hardwood Flooring Experts
Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis make the search for new flooring easier. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home or in-office consultation. We serve the greater Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park area and will bring our innovative mobile showroom right to your home, filled with laminate hardwood flooring samples for you to view then and there! We’ll help you pick out the perfect flooring for your home and will even provide a free estimate.
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