Laminate

soft // affordable // cusomizable

Overview

Laminate flooring is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. The image of hardwood is then placed over the composite wood, covering it to form the laminate. In addition to being affordable, laminate is very durable in nature and easier to clean than the hardwood it is made to resemble. Laminate is readily available in many different forms.

Manufacturers

  • JJ Haines
  • Mohawk
  • Shaw
  • William Bird
  • Palmetto Road
  • CFS
  • CWF
  • Dealers supply
  • Horizon forest
  • Prolex
  • and more!

Considerations


Color

From black to white, blue to red, multi-colored and beyond, you can pick from many colors for your laminate floor.

Style

Looking for style without the steep price tag? Laminate can be customized to resemble either tile or wood.

Surface

Laminate surfaces come in a wide variety of options including smooth, textured, embossed, hand scraped, or wire brushed

AC rating

AC rating reflects laminate’s ability to resist abrasion, impacts, etc.. The scale runs from AC1 to AC5, with 5 being strongest

Gloss

Get the right look for your floor. As with most materials, you can get low-gloss, semi-gloss, or high-gloss laminate types

Install

Budget and/or environment will typically dictate the best installation method from among click-lock, float, and glue.