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Laminate FloorsToday, laminate floors are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. This type of flooring is a cost-effective option that boasts impeccable durability and an aesthetically pleasing appearance. However, before you decide to put laminate floors in your home, you should be familiar with how this flooring is made and how it compares to hardwood.

Laminate flooring is made out of three layers. The bottom layer, otherwise known as the “backing,” is designed to keep moisture from infiltrating the flooring boards. On top of the backing is the inner core. This layer is usually made out of a durable fiberboard that is designed to support the flooring. The top layer of laminate flooring is the image design layer. This is where a high-resolution image of wood or another design is placed.

One of the main benefits of laminate flooring is that it nearly replicates the appearance of real hardwood. When you determine whether you should go with laminate floors or hardwood floors, you need to consider your personal taste, your lifestyle, and your budget. In many cases, people with children and pets prefer laminate flooring because it is designed for worry-free living. Although hardwood flooring is associated with many advantages, it does require more care than laminate, and it is also more expensive.

If you have questions about laminate floors, what they look like, and why they’re an advantageous flooring option, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Wright’s Carpet and Flooring. We carry many quality brands of laminate flooring and are always more than happy to provide you with more information about this flooring option.