Laminate floors offer the beauty of hardwood floors, but at a much lower cost. And unlike soft woods, laminate flooring is highly scratch resistant and resists fading from sunlight. Laminate flooring technology has dramatically improved over the past few years and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to distinguish laminate flooring from real natural wood and tile flooring. Laminate flooring is not just offered in wood plank designs, but also in a wide range of colors in realistic stone, slate and tile designs with grout lines.
There are many advantages to laminate flooring. It can give you realistic looking ceramic or stone tile appearances without the hassle of having to clean soiled grout joints and is far less costly. Also, if you are concerned with upkeep of a wood floor (especially with large pets) then a laminate floor may be your answer. If you are concerned with tearing up your old floor then a floating laminate floor may be a great alternative for you- Floating refers to an installation method where the individual planks are locked together but never attached to the subfloor underneath. Laminate floors have a special tongue and groove locking system that tightly joins the planks and tiles together. Also, laminate often works in places that wood does not- in basements, over concrete, and over many existing floors. Finally, they are by far the simplest flooring type to maintain. In most cases, a simple sweeping or a light mopping is all that is required.
Jack’s Tile and Carpet offers many styles and choices in laminate from the nation’s top producers such as Armstrong and Shaw. Please make an appointment with our team to see the amazing versatility that laminate can offer your home or office!