What is laminate flooring?

Unlike traditional hardwood flooring which is simply made from solid planks of natural wood, laminate flooring is made of layers of different materials which are bonded together. The flooring may not contain any actual hardwood, but thanks to the production process it perfectly mimics the look and feel or a wide range of species.

What are the benefits of laminate flooring?

There are lots of exciting and unique reasons to go with laminate floors.

  • Cost. Since this option is produced rather than harvested, it tends to be less expensive than other types of hardwood. It’s also easy to install and easy to maintain which helps reduce the overall cost of the floor even more.
  • Variety. The look of the floors is achieved through a photographic printing process, meaning that almost any color, shade, or grain pattern is available. And since it’s so easy to put these floors anywhere in the home, they may be able to go places that similar looking types of natural hardwood can’t.
  • Easy maintenance. Since the boards fit together seamlessly, you don’t have to worry about dirt accumulating in the cracks. The floors also stand up to scratches and spills and are resistant to discoloration and fading from UV radiation.


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Where can I use laminate flooring?

Anywhere in your home that has a floor could potentially have a laminate floor. It is simply one of the most versatile flooring options around. You can safely put laminate floors in bathrooms or kitchens where moisture creates problems for other floors. Put laminate floors in your sunroom and don’t worry about them fading. Or take advantage of the ease and affordability of laminate floors and convert your whole home to the look of hardwood.

Another great feature of these floors is how easy they are to install. You can lay them down over any existing floor except carpet, and the planks simply snap together. That means you may be able to handle the installation on your own even if you have no experience. In many cases, the job can take just a day or two from beginning to end.

What can Just Around the Corner offer?

As flooring experts, we understand the benefits of laminate flooring very well. We are eager to introduce our customers to those benefits, which is why we have a large and varied inventory of options available. No matter what kind of look you want to achieve or how much you have to spend, count on finding something you’re excited to install.

Speaking of installation, we have full-service teams that can handle the entire project for you. If you prefer to rely on experts, count on our installation technicians to do a spectacular job while treating you and your home with the utmost respect. Rather than buying online or from a big box store, take advantage of the selection, service, and savings available from Just Around the Corner.