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About Laminate - Prestige Flooring

Why choose laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring has made a strong comeback with modern styles that fit today’s aesthetics. It’s no longer that old-school laminate that you were used to seeing in the 70s. It has been revamped as a trendy, durable, and affordable floor that can handle busy home/office traffic.

  • Extremely durable – Laminate is scratch, fade, stain, and flame resistant. It can handle heavy, daily-use and is maintenance-free.
  • Water resistant – No need to worry about water damage from accidental spills as long as they’re cleaned up as they happen.
  • Eco-friendly – All our laminate floors have zero formaldehyde and they are CARB2 Certified.

How to choose your laminate floor

There are two things to look for when picking a quality laminate floor. The first one is the AC rating since it determines the durability. An AC 3 rating is sufficient for residential use. AC 4 is recommended for light commercial use or heavy residential use. AC 5 is the most durable and is good for heavy commercial use.

The second factor is the thickness of the planks. Thicker planks mean the look and feel of the floor will be more realistic. Thickness can range from 8mm to 14mm. 12mm is considered ideal for most.

Maintaining & cleaning your laminate
Laminate is maintenance-free and doesn’t require sanding, waxing, or any upkeep aside from regular cleaning. Use a vacuum or wipe with a damp mop to keep your floors looking shiny and new. Your mop should never be dripping wet.

If your floor is still wet a minute after mopping, you’re probably using too much water.

Laminate flooring benefits

  1. It imitates the look and feel of real wood at a fraction of the cost. High-definition printing and embossing technology have made it possible to give laminate planks a realistic look, color, and feel. High quality laminate floors can even replicate the finishes, grooves, beveling, and texture of real wood that it’s almost impossible for an average person to distinguish between real hardwood floors and laminate.
  2. Laminate’s durability makes it the perfect floor for high-traffic areas. Most laminate floors are scratch, fade, abrasion, and stain resistant because of the protective clear coat on top of the high-definition image. Additionally, our laminates are water-resistant and can be installed in kitchens and half bathrooms. For these reasons, laminate is an excellent choice for homes with kids and dogs.
  3. Easy click-together floating installation, no glue or nails required. Laminate planks click-together over your subfloor (check with a licensed contractor or in the manufacturer’s installation guideline if your subfloor is compatible). The edges simply snap together and float over your existing subfloor.

Tip: Laminate feels especially comfortable under your feet when paired with a padded underlayment. We strongly recommend installing a quality underlayment with your laminate. To learn more about the benefits of investing in an underlayment.
About Laminate - Prestige Flooring

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