Laminate Flooring Greensboro NC
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Laminate Flooring

Since hitting the market, laminate flooring has become an extremely popular floor covering as an alternative to more expensive materials such as hardwood, stone, or ceramic tiles. Laminate offers the look of natural flooring without the required maintenance, and it can be purchased at a lesser price and is more durable than natural flooring materials. Also, if you want to install your flooring yourself, laminates are the easiest flooring type to install. We offer laminate flooring samples delivered free to your door.


Discover the Versatility of Laminate Flooring

There's a Laminate Floor for Every Decor

Most people do not realize that laminate flooring is available in many more styles than hardwood plank designs. Many laminate flooring manufacturers now offer a wide range of colors and textures such as realistic stone, slate, and tile designs. Even better, with laminate flooring you can have the realistic ceramic or stone tile look without the hassle of having to clean soiled grout joints.


Laminate Floors are Durable

The #1 reason most people choose a laminate floor? Its durability! Laminate flooring has quickly become a favorite of pet owners everywhere. Laminate floors don't trap hair, dust or dirt and are extremely scratch resistant. They are also highly resistant to stains and sun fading. Laminate flooring holds up well to paws (and children!) better than most hardwood floors will. Plus, the upkeep is minimal compared to carpeting, and laminate floors never need to be waxed or polished like hardwood floors do.

However, not all laminate floors are of the same quality, appearance, durability, or performance - even if they are made by the same manufacturer. Thicker laminate flooring planks will cost more and are more rigid, making them more durable overall than thinner, less expensive laminate floors.

The secret to laminate flooring's affordable cost and durability is found in its manufacturing process. Laminate flooring is made of a fiber core body with a photographic print layer and a clear top finish layer made up of melamine resins. The melamine layer makes laminate floors highly resistant to stains, spills, scratches and burns.

Due to its durability, laminate floors make a great choice for the heavily trafficked areas of your home, such as living rooms, family rooms, bedrooms and dens. We suggest that you not use laminate flooring in bathrooms, kitchens and other rooms where it likely will be exposed to a lot of moisture.


Laminate Flooring Installation

Laminate floors are installed using the floating method. This means that the individual planks lock together, but never attach to the subfloor below them. They are not nailed or secured down in any way to the subfloor. Their tongue-and-groove system locks the individual planks and tiles together so there is no need for glue, nails or even staples. The best part is that laminate flooring can be installed over a variety of existing outdated flooring such as vinyl, concrete, etc. Most laminates can even be used over radiant heated concrete slabs. This ease of installation reduces your labor costs because there is no need to remove the original flooring. However, the pros at Got You Floored recommend that you do not install laminates over carpeting, another "floating" floor, or over a damp area. If you hope to avoid tearing out your old flooring, a floating laminate floor may be right for you.

Laminate flooring is either glue-less, meaning the planks snap together and lock, or they are pre-glued at the factory. With pre-glued varieties, you just moisten the plank's tongue and insert it into the adjacent plank. The majority of laminate floors are now glue-less.


Laminate Flooring Tips

As a floating floor, laminate floors have the potential to be very "noisy" in your home. We advise that you invest in underlayment padding to greatly reduce the noise level.

Although, laminate floors are very durable, laminate planks cannot be easily repaired. We suggest that you order touch-up, or chip repair kits when you purchase your laminate flooring.

Visit our flooring showroom on Edwardia Drive today and ask our Flooring Experts to help you select the right laminate flooring product for your home!


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