Laminate flooring allows you to get the look and feel of domestic hardwood, rare exotic hardwood or expensive stone at a fraction of the cost. Laminate can visually replicate the look of natural products because of its highly detailed photography of the original material. The image is coupled with advanced embossing that adds realistic texture to the floor surface.
Laminate has become its own flooring category. It is affordable, extremely durable, and easy to maintain. Due to laminate’s ability to withstand wear and tear, it can be used in virtually any room in your home and works great in high activity areas. Laminate does have sensitivity to excessive moisture so it is not recommended in a bathroom or for outdoor use.
What’s your look?
Laminate comes in a variety of species, tiles, and unique designs. Whatever your style, you will probably find something to your liking in this category. In laminate wood, there are long planks or you can opt for the new, casual wide plank, or the tailored narrow plank. Finishes range from hand-scraped for the antique look or oil finishes for the high-end look.
If you’re into stone and tile, the same kind of embossing that goes into laminate wood decors is used to create fabulous ceramic and porcelain tile as well as stone installations. They come in the popular 16- inch formats or a variety of shapes and sizes.