Laminate flooring is durable, easy to clean, and is well suited for high-traffic areas. If you love the look of real hardwood but are concerned with maintaining its appearance or cost, laminate is a good alternative, plus with locking technologies it can be a real DIY project.
Laminate flooring manufacturers use sophisticated, computerized technology to simulate the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, and natural stone designs that are well protected by a tough outer coating of aluminum oxide that resists most stains, spills, burns and is extremely scratch-resistant. These floors come in both planks and tile pieces with textured grouts and can be installed over wood sub-flooring, dry concrete slabs and even existing floor coverings. We no longer carry a wide variety of laminates due to the rising cost of the high quality products. We do have some samples available for customers to take home and make selections for their projects.
While laminate floors are extremely durable they can be scratched, so protect your floor from grit and any sharp objects. Water can also cause problems for laminate flooring so be sure to wipe up any spills immediately.
- Use felt pads, or wide based caster underneath all chair and furniture legs
- Do not use steel wool or any harsh abrasive cleaners on the floor
- Use walk off mats by all exterior doorways
- Vacuum your floor regularly using soft brush attachments and wipe with a slightly damp cloth or dry mop when needed
- Do not polish or wax these floors
- For tough spots like shoe polish, asphalt and tar, try nail polish with acetone and wipe with damp cloth