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Laminate flooring broadens room design options

If you like wood look floors, laminate planks may be best for your home. The human-made planks come in a variety of wood species, finishes, and textures. You may also want to consider a tile look. Laminate tiles that imitate marble, slate, and other high-end quarried stone are trendy at this time. The flooring specialists at Quality Carpet + Flooring can help you make a good flooring choice. Our locally-owned flooring company offers laminate in Englewood, Florida, manufactured by top companies like Mannington and Mohawk.

Four-layer flooring

Four layers of synthetic materials are pressed together during the lamination process. The fiberboard core makes up the bulk of a plank or tile; this core keeps the floor warm to the touch throughout the four seasons. The backing layer protects the subfloor as well as the core. The high-tech image layer is situated on top of the core, and the surface wear layer protects the image from stains and abrasion. Underlayment enhances the performance of the flooring.

Water-resistant vs. Waterproof

Standard laminate resists water while laminate marked waterproof repels water. If the flooring is resistant to water, it is not damaged when it is cleaned up immediately. Waterproof laminate flooring does not peel or warp as long as the water is removed within 72 hours. Usually, laminate planks and flooring can tolerate water for up to 30 hours. It's always best to mop or wipe up water as soon as possible.

Maximum durability

Every laminate product has an abrasion coefficient rating that is determined by an independent entity. Each brand is tested to calculate its ability to withstand moisture, staining, and abrasion. Brands must pass the myriad of tests that simulate the wear and tear that flooring undergoes daily. Planks and tiles that have an AC3 rating are best for high-traffic areas in the home. Flooring that is rated AC4 and AC5 is appropriate for commercial spaces.

Quality Carpet + Flooring is a client-centered laminate flooring store complemented by handy online tools like a product catalog and a 'see in my room' visualizer. Services include commercial and residential installation. In-home estimates and video chat consultations are free. Our southwest Florida service area includes the communities of , , , , and . Give us a call, send an email, or visit our showroom in Englewood to get started with your laminate flooring upgrade.