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Laminate Flooring Guide

Laminate is a top choice for many homeowners and businesses who want a floor that’s stylish, easy to install, and cost-effective. At Ches-Mont Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer a top selection of laminate flooring that’s durable, performance-orientated, and beautiful looking. Whether you want a modern hardwood look in your kitchen or bathroom, or a rustic look in your living room, we have you covered. Visit our showroom in Parker Ford, PA, to learn more.

Laminate vs. Hardwood

While laminate and hardwood look almost identical from the surface level, they’re constructed very differently. Unlike wood planks, laminate is constructed using layers of composite wood. At the top is a durable finish layer that’s highly scratch, stain, and dent-resistant. This is in contrast to hardwood, which can be susceptible to this type of damage, especially in a busy home. Laminate floors also have a visual layer that gives the planks its hardwood look. This layer is made through high-definition photography that truly captures the natural beauty of maple, oak, hickory, pine, walnut, and more. Laminate is more economical, easier to maintain, and water-repellent than real wood.

Is Laminate Waterproof?

We offer both water-resistant and waterproof flooring options. Laminate didn’t used to come with 100% waterproof protection, but it does now thanks to advances in flooring technology. Waterproof laminate flooring can be installed in bathrooms and kitchens, and it has a watertight surface that blocks out spills. Waterproof laminate is also stain-resistant and fast-drying.

Where Can Laminate Be Installed?

Laminate floors are simple to install, which is one of the advantages of choosing this type of floor. They’re even DIY-friendly in some cases. Many laminate floors come with an easy click-lock installation method that “floats” over your existing subfloor. Floating floors don’t require glues and other adhesives to install, and you can walk on them the same day we put your new floors in. You can install laminate in residential and light-use commercial spaces, and it’s a great option for anywhere you want a hardwood look without the hassle and cost.

Our Laminate Selection

We offer a top selection of the best laminate brands on the market. You’ll also find great laminate prices when you shop with us, thanks to our membership in the Carpet One co-op, the largest flooring cooperative in the nation. Our membership allows us to stay locally-owned and operated, while also bringing you the same low prices you see in big box stores. That’s because we have greater buying power through our co-op, and the ability to negotiate better deals with suppliers. We’re proud to provide laminate flooring and installation services to Parker Ford and the surrounding areas.