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.
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.
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.