Designer’s Carpet in Mississauga, Ontario, is your local source for laminate flooring and more. We are here to help you with your next flooring project from start to finish, and we make buying new flooring a breeze with affordable options to choose from. Our flooring professionals can help you pick out a floor that suits your home décor as well as your lifestyle. With a variety of options to choose from, we can assure you will find the right floor for your home. Not sure if Laminate flooring is right for you? Keep reading to learn more about this versatile flooring option.
Laminate floors provide a wide array of styles, colors, and textures that are both aesthetically pleasing and budget friendly. You can get the look of hardwood, tile, or stone while staying true to your budget. Laminate is a great choice for high-traffic rooms, such as entryways and living rooms, and high moisture areas such as kitchens and baths.
Laminate flooring is constructed of a protective wear layer over a decorative sheet containing the pattern, supported by a rigid core and bottom balance layer to help prevent warping. Some pros of laminate flooring include:
Durability: laminate flooring is tough enough to resist anything your pets or children throw at it.
Ease of Care & Maintenance
Resistance to stains, fading, scratches, and more!
A range of designs to match your interior style, including wood and tile look.
When laminate was originally introduced to the flooring market, it was obvious that laminate was not the most authentic alternative to hardwoods or tile. However, advances in manufacturing and digital technology have transformed laminate. Yet, with new advances in flooring comes more choices. Here are some differences between laminate and vinyl, and which choice may suit you.
Vinyl Flooring: Vinyl flooring is a 100-percent synthetic material. In standard sheet vinyl and vinyl tiles, the base layer is usually fiberglass which is then coated in PVC vinyl and the resulting sheet of vinyl is printed and embossed with a surface layer. Some pros of Vinyl flooring include:
Water-resistance & Heat-resistance
Versatility of installation
Look and feel of wood
While similar to luxury vinyl planks in look and method of installation, laminate flooring is made from wood byproducts that are bonded with resin. This makes the top surface a hard, transparent layer that covers a printed design layer. Some pros of Laminate Flooring:
A cost-effective choice for large installation areas
More water resistance thanks to its tighter seams and moldings
Ease of installation, care, and maintenance
Three-dimensional design layer that allows for a more detailed wood look or tile look.
Laminate floors are a great choice for kitchens, living rooms, and hallways because of their durability. Since digital technology has advanced, laminate looks more like hardwood than ever, so no one will be able to tell the difference unless you tell them. Laminate comes in a floating floor option, which means no adhesives are needed during the installation process, and it is easy to replace individual planks when needed.
As your local flooring retailer, we carry well-known laminate brand names as well as our very own Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands like Laminate for Life™. Our membership with the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative allows us the ability to provide you with quality flooring at exceptional prices. Not sure which style of flooring is best for you? Visit our showroom to design your space! Our flooring professionals can help you choose the best option for your specific design.
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Laminate Care Guide
Our laminate flooring is made to last, yet even
laminate can benefit from care. Follow these
care tips to enjoy your laminate flooring for years to come!