Laminate floors are a stylish and budget-friendly option for your home or business. Made to handle moisture and wear while also being affordable and stylish, laminate has come a long way over the decades. Today, laminate is available in both wood and tile looks, including 100% waterproof options. At Carpet One Floor & Home in Bend, Oregon, we offer the area’s best laminate flooring selection, with choices for all interiors and budgets.
On the surface, today’s laminate is indistinguishable from real hardwood for most consumers. However, the construction of this type of flooring has a few key differences. First, laminate is made from several layers of compressed wood composite that are glued together to create a durable plank. Each plank has a wood or tile look image toward the surface made using high definition photo imaging. This gives the floor the appearance of natural oak, hickory, maple, mahogany, and other popular wood species.
In contrast, solid wood planks are made from a single piece of genuine hardwood throughout. Engineered hardwood is similar to laminate in that it’s created by gluing together layers of wood, but it has a real hardwood veneer on top, rather than a photo image. Laminate flooring is more resistant to warping in humid and moisture-prone conditions than real wood. It’s also more affordable in most cases.
Laminate is recommended for anywhere you would install hardwood floors and beyond. Its high end appearance and low cost make it a top choice for both residential and commercial settings. Waterproof laminate flooring is popular in kitchens, mudrooms, and basements. Commercial laminate is usually used in light-use business spaces, like small offices and boutiques.
We carry a great selection of laminate, including waterproof laminate flooring. Our showroom features both name brands you commonly see and exclusive collections that will give your home a truly unique touch. As a locally owned flooring store, we offer free estimates for floors, and laminate installation services. Visit us today to learn more!
Caring for Laminate Flooring
Laminate is simple to maintain and requires minimal
cleaning time to stay beautiful. Here are some
essential tips to know about laminate care.
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