Available in a variety of colors, styles, and textures, laminate flooring is a wonderful option when you are looking for a classic look and easy upkeep.
A classic wood look without the cost or maintenance of real hardwood flooring
What To Expect With Laminate Flooring In A Tampa Home
Due to its scratch and stain-resistant properties, laminate flooring has become one of the most sought-after floor types for high-traffic areas.
The top layer of your laminate flooring is the protective layer or the wear layer that seals all of the layers beneath it and prevents moisture from soaking into the layers below. This layer is available in different levels of gloss depending on the finish you’d like.
Past that, the pattern layer is the first layer that’s visible from the top and is essentially a photograph of the material you are trying to imitate with realistic colors and a pearl-sheen ink for depth and realism.
Your laminate flooring is made up of several layers to ensure that it has the appearance of natural materials like wood, stone, or tile, while maintaining its durability and resilience.
The MDF or HDF medium- or high-density fiberboard layer is a water-resistant layer and is the core of your laminate floors and prevents moisture from absorbing underneath.
Never worry about animals scratching your floor or be on-edge about what your kids could be spilling again. With laminate flooring from 2 Day Flooring, you can feel confident about your flooring decision.
Why Choose Laminate Flooring?
- Easy to maintain
- Scratch resistant
- Stain resistant
- Resembles hardwood
- Available in many styles, colors, and textures
How to Choose Laminate Flooring
Because laminate flooring is created using photographs, there are a variety of materials that you can pick from for your laminate floors to mimic. Different material photographs can also have different finishes and textures to better represent the real materials.
There are a lot of options available when it comes to laminate flooring that looks like hardwood. This appearance can either be created through printed photographs or with actual hardwood veneers.
With the latter option, instead of a photo of wood grain, there’s actually a thin layer of wood applied to the core board and topped with an acrylic finish. If you choose this style of laminate, it can be restored by sanding and refinishing the surface after several years.
Stone laminate flooring is a beautiful alternative to real stone because it imitates the original appearance so well. Stone laminate flooring also uses photographs of the original material, but ridges and indentations are added to the surface of the pieces to give the laminate floors a more authentic texture and appearance.
The shapes and sizes of stone laminate flooring have a greater variety as well in order to mimic the variety of shapes and sizes available for real stone.
Tile laminate flooring also uses photographs of different tiles. The finish and texture looks like genuine ceramic tiles. Laminate flooring made to look like tile is available in planks that are 12 to 16 inches wide and 3 to 4 feet long, or it’s also available as individual tiles in 12- to 24-inch squares.
This style is less popular because many people are looking for a flooring option that looks like natural materials. However, plastic laminate floors offer a lot of variety and versatility. This style will always use a photograph in the layering of the laminate planks, making them the perfect option for someone who wants their floors to have a more unique appearance.
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