Reasons to choose laminate flooring

Laminate flooring has long been seen as a great alternative to genuine wood. It's attractive, durable, low maintenance, and easy to install. Over the years, it's gotten even better with high-definition photography, micro bevels, texturing, deeper embossing, and better seaming. Please read further to see why this flooring might be the choice for you.

Laminate provides affordable style

When taken care of and installed correctly, some laminate floors last at least 25 years, and almost all of them come with extensive warranty protection for stain and fading resistance, as well as moisture damage. At the same time, it's budget-friendly at the onset and even more so when you factor in the long lifespan of this product and the terrific warranties.

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Image is everything

As for style, laminate flooring offers true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile, remarkably accurate with knots, raised grains, veining variations, vibrant colors, and bold patterns. The sheer variety of colors and patterns allows you to coordinate with your room's style, whether it's rustic, traditional and elegant, or cool and contemporary.

Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks, the latter known for putting the finishing touches on a decor.

Laminate can be cut into long planks, arranged in unique layouts, such as herringbone or parquet designs, or square, tile-sized pieces used with or without grout. Many have told us that the extra seams add to the realism. Others use plank for stone mimics because of the large format and fewer seams.

Not all laminate is the same

Remember, not all laminate flooring is the same, which affects aesthetics. A more robust surface offers greater design options because it's easier to carve on a thick surface than a thin one. It also makes it almost impossible for subfloor imperfections to telegraph to the surface. It's also more durable and quieter.
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Durability for heavy foot traffic, kids, and pets

Again, thickness is a significant player because a thicker one is more durable and quieter. Laminate comes in a range of thicknesses, but the best laminate flooring is 12-mm. However, the top layer is the wear coating, which protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents. That is measured separately, with the strongest residential one being 20-mils.

Easy maintenance with laminate flooring

The wear layer keeps spills from absorbing and becoming stains. Laminate floors need regular sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Avoid waxy, shine-promoting products to damage the finish and dull the floor.

Laminate offers the best materials for your design vision

PacifiContract has an extensive inventory of laminate flooring. Our knowledgeable staff will meet your project timelines within your budget. We'll stay with you through every step of the project. Our showroom is in San Rafael, CA, so call or come in today, especially if you live or work in Marin County, CA, San Francisco, CA, East Bay, CA, Sonoma County, CA, or San Jose, CA. Be sure to ask about your free quote.