Types of Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring has become a popular choice for many homeowners because it closely emulates today’s most popular hard surfaces like hardwood planks and ceramic or stone tiles. Fortunately, the beautifully rich textured finishes make these floors a stunning alternative to the other more expensive hard surface flooring. Kelly’s Carpet Omaha offers a wide selection of laminate flooring in rich colors and sophisticated designs in several different grades. Modern advancements in this product offer pre-attached underlayments in the laminate to help deaden sound and keep the floor warmer as well as “embossed-in-register” designs in which the surface texture exactly matches the image texture so that you can enjoy laminate floors with the highly realistic look and feel of real hardwood, tile, and stone floors.

Gorgeous Look, Powerful Toughness

Besides the great textures and designs, laminate flooring offers improved durability, easier maintenance, and affordability compared to other types of hard surface floors. Laminate floors are extremely resistant to wear, stains and sunlight-fading. Arriving from Europe over a decade ago, laminate flooring was inspired by countertop materials and then developed to be at least 20 times stronger. With a direct pressure laminate surface it is virtually impossible for spills and scuffs to leave a mark. The clear surface layer protects the pattern underneath and is highly resistant to cigarette burns and scratches from pets. Maintenance is quick and easy using a damp cloth or vacuum, and most household cleaning chemicals will not harm a laminate floor. The surface is also hygienic making it excellent for people suffering from allergies.

Laminate Floors Can Go Almost Anywhere

laminate-constructionSpecially engineered with layered construction, laminate flooring can be installed almost anywhere in the home, including over dry concrete slabs, wooden subfloors, and most any type of existing floor coverings. The low clearance space height means laminates are particularly suited for renovation and restoring old houses where floor thicknesses can be a problem.