Versatile, easy to maintain, and very reasonably priced, there are advantages of laminate flooring in that it can simulate the look of dozens of different natural hardwood floors, natural stone, ceramic tile and many other natural flooring types. And combined with high tech embossing texture methods laminates are even able to reproduce the surface texture of these natural flooring products. Laminate flooring can be less than half the price of hardwood and even overall less expensive than carpeting. Also laminate floors can save you money in the long run because you won’t need to replace your flooring for years to come. Unlike hardwood or carpet, laminate flooring will not fade in the sunlight and is resistant to stains, impacts and scratches due to the very durable melamine wear layer that laminate flooring manufacturers apply for the upper most surface of laminate floors.
With the exception of carpet and vinyl, laminate flooring can be installed over almost all existing floors in the home or office. This eliminates the time and expense of having to remove old flooring before installing new laminate materials. And as long as a moisture barrier is in place laminate flooring can be installed at any grade ( at, below or above ground level ).
Laminate flooring is more resistant to many things that can discolor other flooring materials. The wear layer protects it from stains and smudges due to dirt and grime making it a great flooring material for high traffic areas such as hallways and entryways. It also resists fading from UV light exposure making it popular in sunny areas of the residence or business.
Laminate flooring can benefit people with allergies because it’s quick to clean and does not absorb and contain dust like carpeting. Laminate flooring is naturally resistant to the growth of mold and bacteria. It may also be treated with allergen resistant and anti-bacterial coatings to make them even safer.
Comes in Convenient Packaging:
4-foot strips as opposed to the 8 – 10 feet strips hardwood flooring planks typically come in.
Ease of Installation:
Using a “modified tongue-and-groove” or click method of installation, in most instances you can utilize a “glueless” option. While many laud this as a great project for
“Do-it- Yourselfers,” you do need more than a little knowledge of what you are doing, as well as the proper tools and at least some degree of flooring installation concepts.
Can be Installed virtually Anywhere:
Other than carpeting or vinyl flooring, Laminate Flooring will cover almost any existing floor in your home! *There are some limitations.
Simulates a wide variety of different materials, including wood, stone, and even ceramic tiles.
Durable and Easily Maintained:
Clean with basic every day floor cleaners.
Due to the installation process of laminate flooring the product is not adhered ( nailed or glued ) directly to the sub floor. Rather all of the pieces of the flooring are interlocked one to another. This means that the material can expand, or contract, due to changes in pressure and temperature, without buckling and snapping against your sub flooring. Making for a more durable floor.
Laminate flooring benefits the environment as well because the core of a laminate flooring plank is made of either ecologically sustainable trees or post-industrial wood materials that are waste and might otherwise have been burned or dumped in to a landfill.
As well not needing the three to six weeks to Acclimate that Hardwood Flooring needs, it is also able to “expand,” self-adjusting to air pressure and temperature.
Your Laminate Flooring Experts In Glendale And Phoenix AZ
At Brandi Carpet we take great pride and joy in knowing that we offer the residents and business owners of Glendale and the surrounding Phoenix Areas, with brand name products at a reasonable price, and that we know they are installed properly. Please give us a call at 602-475-0931 and tell us how will may assist you with your flooring requirements and view our “Specials Page” to view just a few of the current flooring discounts we have available. Also you will be interested to know that Brandi Carpet and Flooring has a “Mobile Showroom Van” that allows us to bring samples of every color and texture of all our flooring products directly to your home or office so that you can choose that which best fits your flooring needs and matches the rest of your décor, eliminating any and all “buyer’s remorse” for your decisions and purchases concerning your flooring needs.