Often considered the flooring world’s unsung hero, laminate flooring has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Gone are the days when laminate was considered an inferior or “cheap” product: today’s laminate flooring truly has it all: nature-inspired good looks, affordability, and ongoing endurance.
At Walla Walla Carpet One Floor & Home, we are proud to be the region’s local destination for laminate flooring products. Thanks to the guidance of our industry experts, you can take comfort in the process of choosing and installing a laminate floor that we promise will beautify your home or business for many years to come.
Laminate vs Hardwood
Laminate planks may look nearly identical to hardwood planks, but appearances can be deceiving. Laminate flooring is man-made: meaning it is manufactured in a factory using synthetic materials, whereas hardwood flooring is harvested from the forest and milled. Thanks to its innovative synthetic construction, laminate flooring will never need sanding or refinishing, and is generally a lot more resistant to everyday wear and tear.
Laminate flooring is not fully waterproof, but it does offer more moisture resistance than a hardwood flooring will. While simple spills can damage hardwood over time, laminate flooring can withstand moisture, provided spills are wiped away promptly. Because of this major difference, laminate flooring can be installed in a finished basement, a kitchen, a bathroom, or even your laundry room.
Where Can Laminate Be Installed?
With its ability to be installed quickly and readily, laminate flooring products are definitely made with the determined DIY-ers in mind. With looks inspired by natural hardwood and tile, laminate offers up convincing visuals that can blend right in with any existing hardwood and your guests will be none the wiser.
Laminate planks are made so they easily click together like puzzle pieces, allowing for you to install a floating floor that doesn’t require an adhesive. Avoiding adhesives means that laminate flooring can be repaired as needed over the years, one plank at a time.
Our Laminate Flooring Selection
As the regional destination for all types of laminate flooring products, Walla Walla Carpet One Floor & Home carries everything you need to bring your vision to reality. We can offer you many of your favorite laminate flooring brands, in addition to some exciting Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives you won’t see elsewhere. As members of Carpet One Floor & Home- the largest cooperative of locally owned flooring stores on the continent, we’re able to offer you competitive prices, and a world of appealing options. Visit our showroom, located at 1611 W. Rose Street in Walla Walla, WA, and experience the co-op difference today.
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