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Laminate Flooring: Frequently Asked Questions

Before you search “Laminate flooring near me,” here are some common FAQs related to laminate flooring

What is laminate flooring made of?

Laminate flooring consisted of a high-density fiberboard backing, wood images, and a protective wear layer on top. Many laminates now come with moisture resistant treatments on top to protect against spills.

Is there any difference between hardwood flooring and laminate flooring?

Yes, there is a difference between the two. Hardwood flooring, whether engineered or solid, is made up of all-natural wood materials while laminate is a high-density fiberboard with a high definition image of wood on top. Hardwoods are a natural product so they still have the potential to scratch and dent from everyday wear and tear. A laminate, being man made, has a superior scratch and dent resistance that stands up better to everyday wear and tear.

Where can we install laminate flooring?

Laminate is very durable flooring that is a great option in high traffic areas especially living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, and stairs. It’s superior durability also makes it a good choice for light commercial projects. Laminate is a floating floor which makes it suitable for installation over wood or concrete subfloors but preparations do have to be made to ensure that the subfloors are even. We do not suggest laminate installations in mobile homes as the subfloors are very rarely level enough to install laminate without serious issue. With the introductions of water-resistant laminates, it can be an option for kitchens but is still not recommended for bathrooms, saunas, or patios. It is also not suitable for any commercial space that requires wet or steam mopping.

Why I should go for laminate flooring over hardwood flooring?

  • Cost-Effective – Laminate flooring is considerably less expensive for materials and installation than a solid or engineered hardwood flooring.
  • Better Appearance – With the recent innovations of high definition photography and surface textures, laminate flooring offers very realistic wood looks that can be easily mistaken for hardwood flooring.
  • Easy Installation – Laminate floorings are easier to install and more DIY friendly than solid or engineered hardwood floorings.
  • Durable – Laminate flooring is one of the most durable products on the market in regards to scratch and dent resistance.

For more details, get in touch with Rugworks at the Rohnert Park store – 707-584-7847 or Sonoma store – 707-935-0648.