Any memories you might have about this flooring of decades past should be forgotten because there are no more flat images! Photography is taken digitally, and the floors include micro beveling and deep embossing. You'll see knots, swirls, raised grains, veining variations, and brilliant colors and patterns. To add even more realism, you have another design option: The material can be cut into long planks or square, groutable tile-sized pieces.
These floors come in a range of thicknesses, and the best laminate will go as high as 10-mm or 12-mm if possible. The more robust the material, the more design options, and the better it can hide subfloor imperfections and eliminate noise, so for genuinely high quality, the authentic feeling of a hard surface, buy the best your budget will allow. Be sure the measurement includes only the laminate, not the underlayment.
It should also be noted that new, waterproof addition is now available, making it possible to install laminate anywhere in the house, including the higher-than-normal moisture areas like the kitchen and bath. Unique construction makes it waterproof from top to bottom, meaning spills won't absorb and stain. Since the original water-resistant version is still available, be sure to explain if you want this one or the original.
Did you know a great installation not only enhances appearance, performance and longevity, but it can actually increase some characteristics. For example, we use caulking and joint extenders when necessary when we install the original, water-resistant laminate to increase that capability. To learn more
and get a free laminate flooring estimate, visit the Smitty's Carpet Connectionshowroom in either of our two locations, Steubenville and Cadiz, OH. We're near Steubenville, OH, Cadiz, OH, Weirton, WV, Wintersville, OH, Follansbee, WV, Alikanna, OH, Colliers, WV, Toronto, OH, Wellsburg, WV and Richmond, OH.