About Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is considered one of the best flooring options for those looking for a cheap alternative to hardwood flooring or natural stones. Laminate flooring is a synthetic flooring product with several layers bound together through lamination. The inner core is usually made of melamine resin and fiber board materials while the top has a photographic appliqué sealed with a clear protective layer. Since it is man-made, it can mimic the look and color of any type of wood or natural stone. Design possibilities are numerous and can easily complement any interior design.

Aside from affordability, the main advantage of laminate flooring is durability compared to its natural counterparts. Laminate flooring is almost 15 times stronger than hardwood which usually comes with a warranty of 10 to 15 years. The protective top coating also provides resistance to stains, scratches, and moisture. Laminate flooring is likewise not prone to swelling as hardwood.

Other benefits of laminate flooring are simple installation and maintenance. It uses a tongue and groove interlocking system and can be installed immediately over an existing substrate such as plywood, concrete slab, vinyl flooring, or hardwood flooring. With these advantages, it is no wonder trends for the use of laminate flooring has been gaining over the years. Though it does not offer the same prestige as having expensive hardwood flooring, laminate flooring can simulate the same elegant look at less cost, better durability, and less maintenance.

Aladdin Carpet provides various high quality laminate flooring from the best brands in the industry. Among the many brands that Aladdin Carpet carries for laminate flooring include Wilsonart®, Pergo®, Witex, Bruce, Shaw, CFS, and Mannington.

Laminate Flooring Designs

Wood Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring designed to look like hardwood planks is the best option for those who want the elegance of wood flooring but at lower cost. Unlike hardwood, wood laminate flooring is easier to clean and maintain with no need to apply additional protective coating against stains or scratches. Usually comes with a 10-year warranty because of its durability.
Parquet Laminate Flooring
Unique flooring designs can be created using parquet laminate flooring. These are available in more elaborate designs and in smaller sizes to imitate the look of wood parquet. Though installation is not as simple as wood laminate flooring, the slight complication is well worth the resulting floor design.
Stone/Ceramic Styles
Stone and ceramic flooring can also be imitated by laminate flooring. Unlike real stone and ceramic floors, laminate flooring in these designs are less prone to chipping and cracks. Laminate flooring made to look like natural stones or ceramics will have stronger resistance to wear and tear than the real thing.

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