Here at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West know many homeowners in the greater Westlake, Avon Lake, & Avon, OH area are interested in laminate flooring, but might not know enough about it. That’s where we come in. Let us introduce you to the beautiful and valuable hardwood alternative that might be perfect for you!
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 an imitation of wood grain to make it look like solid hardwood. One difference between solid hardwood and laminate is the installation process. Laminate pieces snap or glue together for easy installation. Laminate can even be installed or “floated” above concrete or old floors.
Laminate hardwood flooring is also a popular choice because it can be more environmentally friendly than other flooring choices. Since it is made of particleboard and other synthetic or recycled wood products, there’s no need to source fresh wood for your floors. This saves the life of old-growth trees that are typically harvested for solid wood floors. Furthermore, if you decide to replace it down the road, it’s recyclable and can be repurposed for other products. It’s also a great choice for people with allergies because unlike carpet, laminate doesn’t trap dirt and dust.
Easy to Clean
To clean, 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 you could choose for your rooms, and help you decide what makes sense for each of your spaces.
Variable and Unique
Laminate hardwood flooring comes in as many styles and species as solid hardwood. Advanced manufacturing technology makes it possible to emulate an endless variety of both domestic and exotic hardwood looks. From grey toned to amber red, we can find a laminate that works for you.
Don’t let the choices overwhelm you! Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland West make the search easier. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home or in-office consultation to view samples of laminate and more!
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