October 21, 2019 2 min read

Though laminate flooring was once almost unheard of in anything but the most economical homes, its popularity these days has blown up. Now, you’ll find it everywhere, from quaint little starter homes to the largest of mansions. Its appearance mimics that of real wood, but its synthetic exterior means it’s almost as stain-resistant as vinyl. It’s the best of both worlds!


All this popularity creates so many questions, though. What is laminate flooring? How does it differ from its solid hardwood and luxury vinyl flooring cousins? Could it be the right choice for your home?


E Hardwoods & Flooring, an online flooring store, to sheds some light on laminate flooring below.

What is Laminate Flooring?

As stated above, laminate flooring is a combination of organic materials and synthetic ones. In other words, it’s both manmade and natural! The innards of most laminate floorings are made of pressed wood, unlike solid hardwood flooring, which is the same make of wood all the way through.


The top of your laminate flooring, on the other hand, is a hyper-realistic photograph of wood. This is in contrast to engineered hardwood flooring, which has a layer of organic material (real wood) over the top of a pressed wood interior.

How Does Laminate Flooring Excell?

  • It gives a high-end look without the high-end price tag. With advanced printing technology, the photograph on top of your laminate flooring looks almost identical to real wood. In addition, because of its partially synthetic nature, laminate flooring won’t break the bank. Many people say it’s comparable to vinyl plank flooring in terms of the up-front investment.
  • It’s surprisingly scratch-resistant. The plastic sheet that sits atop laminate planks, also called the “wear layer,” protects the flooring from all manner of damage: pet claws, running kids, high heels, you name it. You can trust that your laminate will hold up!
  • It feels like real wood underfoot. Because its innards are made of pressed wood, laminate feels unmistakably organic underfoot. If you’re looking for the aesthetic and feel of solid hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood flooring, but can’t afford the price tag, then laminate may be right for you.

Order your Laminate Flooring Online Today

If you think laminate flooring is the right choice for your home, take a look at E Hardwoods and Flooring’s wide selection. You’re sure to find something that fits your style! You can also contact us for more information about any of our flooring options.