Laminate Flooring Offers Nearly Limitless Design Possibilities, High Durability and Costs Less than Hardwood or Tile Floors
Laminate floors have become one of the most popular flooring choices for new construction and remodeling projects. Laminate flooring is created photographically from an image of any desired pattern and is subsequently applied to a suppo¬rt base material. While Laminate is usually less expensive than hardwood, stone or tile, its increased popularity isn't primarily about lower cost. Laminate floors can accurately duplicate species of natural wood that would be far too fragile in everyday applications and deliver their appearance in a strong, reliable flooring material.
From a design perspective, laminate floors can provide a wood-grained ‘look’ in planks that have dimensions the same as wooden floor planks. For this reason, they are a very convincing substitute for the more expensive hardwood that they successfully mimic. Moreover, they will last much longer than even the strongest woods will, and are very low maintenance materials. Because new laminate floors get their designs from photographic images rather than from a physical piece of wood, people can choose the appearance of any wood they prefer without worrying about about the durability or cost.
Currently available high-end laminates offer a textured appearance; this makes their finish look just as realistic when viewed from up close, or from a distance. The early laminates didn't have as many finishes, and appeared more real from a distance, than they did from up close.
Laminate floors accurately replicate many species of wood, including the many different colors of oak, Brazilian cherry, mahogany, walnut, chestnut, maple, hickory, ash, pine, and many more. Laminates can also duplicate the ‘look’ of stone for customers who want the appearance of more than a single surface in their home. Pearland Carpet & Flooring provides and professionally installs laminates from major manufacturers such as Mohawk, Mannington and others.
These characteristics make laminate a great new flooring selection if they want an authentic ‘look’ in their homes. Pearland Carpet & Flooring carries a complete selection of laminates. We will be glad to discuss laminate flooring in greater detail and personally show you a variety of samples when you visit our showroom in Pearland, TX. We provide flooring materials and professional installation for homeowners in Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, Manvel, South Houston and other nearby Texas communities.