Laminates have come a long way—these floors are manufactured to look exactly like real wood. And the selection available today is dramatically different from years back when laminate looked cheap. Today you may not even be able to see the difference.
Laminate is made of four layers of materials that, when fused together, create durable, beautiful floors:
- Wear layer – A clear, top layer that provides resistance to stains and fading.
- Design layer – A high resolution, highly-detailed photographic image that realistically captures the look of genuine wood.
- Inner core – high-density fiberboard (HDF), an engineered wood product that’s strong, hard and dense, and keeps the laminate board stable, flat, and moisture resistant.
- Backing – A moisture barrier backing that protects the floor from warping.
Laminate offers the same stain, the same graining, and even the same texture as hand-scraped wood products. Laminate floors don’t scratch or dent easily, and best of all they give you the look of wood at a much better price.
Laminate is also fast and easy to install because it requires no glues or nails. Instead, laminate uses a lock-and-fold installation method. And, you can install laminate in any room, even moisture-prone basements and bathrooms.
At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!
Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.