Learn about the different fashions and high-performance durability making laminate flooring the perfect
choice for your active lifestyle.
Use this guide and visit our store to consult with our experts first hand.
Discover the Benefits of Laminate
Laminate's smartly balanced durability, good looks and value pricing means you can expand your decorating ideas
without increasing your budget or sacrificing quality.
Choose Laminates to Achieve Your Decorating Goals
Today's laminates are available in a broad variety of handsomely crafted designs. You'll find laminates in
vivid, swirling wood grains so natural looking you'd swear they were solid hardwood.
Others re-create the ornate appeal of tile or stone, while still providing the rugged durability at a value
price that makes laminate flooring so practical for any room in your home.
Whether you prefer the natural look of wood or stone, or the effect of colors and geometric patterns
produced by artisans, you'll find a long-wearing laminate to accomplish your decorating ideas within the
budget you've set.
Select Lasting Durability
Rest assured the beautiful design you love today will remain beautiful in the years to come.
All laminates are constructed of four layers: wear, design, core and back.
• The wear layer
is a clear layer of aluminum oxide that protects against fading, stains and surface burns.
• The design layer
contains a high resolution photograph of the floor's surface appearance and provides you with a variety of looks from the burnished swirls of natural hardwood to the earthen textures of ceramic or stone tiles.
• The core layer
is a construction durable high-density board which protects against indentations and moisture.
• The back layer
is a stability layer, which protects the planks against moisture and helps balance the floor.
Thanks to layered construction, laminate flooring absorbs the heavy traffic and day-to-day use of an active family, while it
continues to look as good as the day it was installed.
All these elements make a difference in how your laminate floor will look. Don't forget to check
out Installation to learn all about the little details that make a
big difference when transitioning from old floors to new.