Laminate flooring shows us that “budget friendly” doesn’t have to be inferior, bland, or boring. New developments in how we manufacture laminate have made for laminate flooring that looks and feels exactly like your favorite hardwood species.
Carpet Barn Carpet One Floor & Home in Falmouth, MA, is your local flooring store and has the best quality laminate flooring in all the top brands. Whether you’re seeking something high-end and design-conscious, or basic and budget-wise, there’s bound to be a laminate floor that fits the bill.
Think laminate flooring might be right for you? Here’s some things to ponder as you start shopping for new laminate floors.
Laminate flooring is a manufactured floor known for its budget-consciousness, easy maintenance, and tough-as-nails build.
Today there are laminate floors representing every type of hardwood and finish, making it easy to enjoy laminate in just about any type of indoor space, residential or commercial.
So, if laminate flooring isn’t “real” hardwood, what is it, then?
Not all laminate floors are genuinely waterproof, but all types of laminate bring reliable protection against everyday household moisture.
Standard laminate flooring, with its fiberboard core, will eventually warp if left water-soaked for extended periods. Water-resistant laminate floors, on the other hand, have a hefty top layer that repels small spills.
For bathrooms and kitchens, or any room frequented by kids and pets, choose waterproof laminate flooring. Made to resist major moisture, these reinforced planks come with a stone plastic composite or high-density fiberboard core that won’t swell, nor warp.
Need a waterproof floor? Always check every product specification to make sure you get the function your life requires. We carry a wide range of waterproof laminate flooring in our Falmouth store, including amazing options made by Pergo H20 Proof.
Laminate flooring and luxury vinyl flooring are two of our favorite alternatives to traditional hardwood floors.
While these two product families are quite similar, they’re not one and the same!
Luxury vinyl flooring is made primarily from PVC vinyl, while laminate flooring is made from fiberboard. Both are built in layers, and both offer realistic hardwood looks sourced from actual photographs.
Except for waterproof laminate flooring, most laminates don’t offer the level of moisture resistance that luxury vinyl flooring does. Both, however, are considered extremely durable. Of the two, laminate flooring is by far the most affordable option.
Our favorite thing about laminate flooring is the fact that it can be used in pretty much every room of your house.
Laminate flooring comes in hundreds of styles, with plenty of waterproof options available. It’s easy to install and requires very minimal upkeep, making it a great basement floor.
You can install laminate flooring in any space, including:
Most likely yes, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily should!
We strongly recommend professional flooring installation for all our flooring options. Although laminate floors are quicker and simpler to install than most, they still require careful attention to detail and certain tools you probably don’t own.
Choose professional installation and place yourself in the competent care of our experts. Your floor will perform better, last longer, and your warranty will stay valid.
As more and more consumers fall in love with laminate flooring, Carpet Barn Carpet One Floor & Home continues adding more product to its commercial and residential flooring inventory.
As Cape Cod’s favorite laminate flooring destination, we offer all the best laminate flooring brands and since we’re also proud members of the world’s favorite independent flooring cooperative, it’s easy to stay local for flooring you’ll love.
To learn more about laminate flooring, please come and visit our showroom soon at 719 Main Stret in Falmouth, MA, to explore our latest laminate floors.