Laminate flooring allows you to get the look and feel of domestic hardwood, rare exotic hardwood or expensive stone at a fraction of the cost. Laminate can visually replicate the look of wood, stone, brick and ceramic because of its highly detailed photography of the original material. The image is coupled with advanced embossing that adds realistic texture to the floor surface.
A laminate floor can be used in virtually any room in your home. Laminate does have some sensitivity to excessive moisture so it would not be appropriate in a bathroom or outdoor use.
Laminate is not a replacement for anything. It has come into its own as a separate and distinct flooring category. It possesses all its own features, stylings and performance benefits that are completely unique.
What’s your look? Laminates can be found in a variety of species along with precision surface treatments that follow the décor grain. You can even get hand-scraped for the antique look or oil finishes for the high-end look. Laminate comes in long planks or you can opt for the new, casual wide plank or the tailored narrow plank.
If you’re into stone and tile, the same kind of embossing that goes into laminate wood decors is used to create fabulous ceramic and porcelain tile as well as stone installations in the popular 16- inch formats.