One thing people wonder about is how laminate is different from other types of flooring. The answer lies in how it’s made. Laminate is created from different layers that have been joined together via heat and pressure. These layers include a strong high-density fiberboard that gives the flooring its stability and durability. The layer that’s really of interest to most people is the visual layer, which is located underneath the clear top layer. This visual layer is a highly detailed print of a piece of wood. It’s very realistic and, once the flooring is installed, looks very similar to an actual wood floor.
Most laminates are made to resemble wood, it doesn’t have to be. Laminate can be printed to look like marble, granite, or anything else. It can also be finished in several different ways. Embossed laminate feels more realistic to the touch and highlights the grain in the wood, while hand scraped laminate has a very natural, worn look. High gloss, on the other hand, is more contemporary and makes the floor shine.
You can have laminate flooring professionally installed in your home or office, or you can install it yourself. With help from a preferred local installer, they can remove your existing floor and move your furniture for your convenience and peace of mind.
We bring a highly-trained Carpet Direct Denver laminate flooring specialist to your home. When you receive your FREE in-home consultation, ask your Carpet Direct representative about our complete line of laminate flooring.