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Wood-based laminate floors are durable

 
Laminate is a synthetic flooring material that is an excellent alternative to natural materials. Wood-look planks and wood, stone, or ceramic look tiles complement any decor. It is a durable material that resists scratches and stains. The best brands can be expected to last up to 30 years. You can find the highest quality laminate floor coverings at The Floor Store. We make it easy to view brands manufactured by top companies like Beauflor. A mobile showroom complements our brick-and-mortar store in North Chesterfield, Virginia.
 

Composition

 
Laminate planks and tiles are composed of four layers that are pressed together during the lamination process. The backing layer is topped by a fiberboard core, photographic image layer, and transparent protective wear layer. Standard plank textures include smooth, handscraped, and brushed. With a wood-based core, warmth underfoot is a guarantee.
 

Standard vs. waterproof

 
Laminate wood flooring is available in standard and waterproof brands. Standard versions resist water, so no damage is done as long as the water is wiped or mopped up immediately. Waterproof ones repel water for the amount of time specified by the manufacturer. In general, this timeframe is about one day.
 
 
 
 
 
 

AC rating

 
It's easy to judge how durable a product will be when you are comparing laminate flooring. An independent entity tests each brand and then assigns an abrasion coefficient rating based on the tests' results. The flooring is tested for its resistance to abrasion, moisture, and more. Any product that is rated AC3 is appropriate for heavy traffic areas in the home.
 

Installation

 
Floating floor and glue-down laminate flooring are available. Brands that have interlocking edges float above the subfloor rather than attach to it. Underlayment is placed beneath the floor to enhance its performance and to cover subfloor imperfections. Usually, underlayment consists of a vapor barrier that offers moisture protection and a felt layer that provides cushioning.

The Floor Store is a full-service flooring store that offers residential and commercial installation services, in-house design consultation, flooring repairs, and more. We even offer a rug binding service to create a custom area rug to complement your new hard surface floor. We provide services to Virginians who live in North Chesterfield, VA, Midlothian, VA, Richmond, VA, Henrico, VA, Powhatan, VA, and nearby areas. In-home measurement and estimates are free. Begin your laminate floor upgrade by contacting us via email or phone or visiting our showroom in North Chesterfield.