Solid hardwood flooring looks beautiful in every room of the home. If you love the look of hardwood but don’t love the price tag, laminate hardwood flooring is a great alternative! Floor Coverings International West County, MO is proud bring a wide selection of laminate flooring to the Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles area.
Laminate hardwood flooring blends the beauty of hardwood with the lasting value and easy maintenance of laminate. It is made from particle board topped with a hyper-realistic imitation of wood grain to make it look like solid hardwood. One of the biggest differences between solid hardwood and laminate is in the installation process. Solid hardwood needs to be nailed down and can take a longer time for your installation team to complete, whereas laminate pieces snap or glue together for easy installation and a quick downtime. Laminate can even be installed on top of concrete or old floors, giving you more flexibility.
Benefits of Laminate Hardwood Flooring
- Price. Laminate is significantly less expensive than hardwood.
- Variety. You can still achieve the look of hardwood since laminate is available in a wide selection of styles, textures, and colors.
- Allergen-free. Laminate is a good choice for people with allergies because unlike carpet, laminate doesn’t trap dirt and dust.
- Eco-friendly. Laminate hardwood is an eco-friendly, recyclable material that does not involve the harvesting of old-growth trees.
How to Maintain Laminate Floors
Laminate floors are simple to clean and maintain. Just sweep often to remove debris and wipe up any spills with a damp cloth. No refinishing or resurfacing is necessary. Laminate flooring is a great product but does lack some of the durability of solid hardwood flooring. Your Floor Coverings International design associate will be there to work through the trade-offs of all the different kinds of flooring and help you decide what makes sense for your family in each of your spaces.
Your Local Chesterfield Laminate Flooring Experts
Deciding to install laminate is easy, but deciding on the right style isn’t! This is where the professionals at Floor Coverings International West County, MO come in. Our trained design associates will bring our mobile showroom to you! This gives you the opportunity to look at different laminate hardwood samples in the comfort of your own home. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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