Floor Coverings International Monterey Bay wants to help you realize the numerous benefits of laminate hardwood flooring! Laminate hardwood flooring blends the beauty of hardwood with the easy maintenance of laminate. It is made from particle board topped with an imitation of wood grain to make it look like solid hardwood. A difference between solid hardwood and laminate is the installation process. Laminate pieces snap or glue together for easy installation. Laminate can even be installed on top of concrete or old floors.
Benefits of Laminate Flooring
- It’s an eco-friendly material that does not require the harvesting of old-growth trees.
- Unlike carpet, laminate doesn’t trap dirt and dust, making it a good choice for people with allergies.
- Thanks to advances in technology, most of the material used to create laminate flooring can be recycled using proper equipment. Always check first with flooring manufacturer recycling programs to see if they accept laminate flooring.
To clean, just sweep regularly to remove debris and wipe up any spills with a damp cloth. No refinishing or resurfacing is necessary. Laminate flooring is a great product, but does lack some of the durability of solid hardwood flooring. Your Floor Coverings International design associate will be there to work through the trade-offs of different kinds of flooring and help you decide what makes sense for each of your spaces.
Laminate hardwood flooring comes in as many styles and species as solid hardwood. For that reason, it can be tricky to choose the perfect floor for your home. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Monterey Bay make the search easier. We proudly serve the greater Monterey, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties and will come out for a free in-home or in-office consultation.
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