Simulated finish to look like granite tile or wood.
Laminate flooring imitates wood flooring, making it an affordable choice alternative. It is susceptible to moisture and therefore is not a good choice for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms or basements unless you're diligent about cleaning up spills & splashes. Laminate cannot be refinished the way real wood can, so when it is worn or damaged it must be replaced.
3 reasons to choose laminate flooring:
- You have a tight budget.
- You only intend to stay in your home less than one year.
- Your home is not high traffic.
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Available in a Variety of Options
Laminate flooring is available in planks or tiles and in several different finishes.
Not Your Grandma’s Laminate
Construction of today’s laminate flooring is not the large roll format. It is individual pieces so it can have more of the appearance of real wood.
Laminate flooring is lightweight and can usually be installed directly over most other hard-surface flooring materials.
Easy Cleanup and Maintenance
Occasional sweeping or mopping will keep your laminate flooring in top condition.
If you’re on a budget, laminate flooring can be a less expensive alternative.
Best Flooring for Budget
If you’re looking to update your floors but don’t have much budget, laminate might be a great solution for you. Laminate flooring installs over just about any existing hard-surface, and is perfect if you are not planning on living in your home for more than a year.
Best Flooring for Quick Updates
Are you flipping your house or just need good looking floors to get you through the next year? Laminate flooring could be a great option for you.
Laminate vs Vinyl Flooring vs Hardwood
Even the best laminate flooring is vulnerable to water and moisture damage, but our Smart Choice luxury vinyl planks and tile are 100% waterproof, kid-proof, pet-proof, and come with an industry-exclusive 4-Part Lifetime Guarantee. Hardwood, on the other hand, is prone to scratches from pet claws or active children running through the house. If you want very durable floors, even with the heaviest traffic, our Smart Choice Luxury Vinyl is the best option for you.