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Laminate Floors in Huntsville, ON

Laminate floors mimic the look and feel of natural hardwood but are much more durable and affordable. If you are looking for an alternative to hardwood, come and check out our selection of laminate flooring.


At Taylor Carpet One Floor & Home of Huntsville, ON, we are proud to offer a wide selection of laminate flooring options. With looks that range from rustic hardwood planks to sleek, glossy tile and stone, there’s a million ways to enjoy laminate flooring.


Let’s take a brief journey into the amazing world of laminate floors.




How Does Laminate Flooring REALLY Compare to Natural Hardwood?


Wood-look flooring continues to be a popular trend, and laminate flooring continues to adapt and offer more styles and better durability.


Keep in mind how affordable laminate flooring is and you’ll begin to realize why it is such an amazing alternative to real hardwood. Today, laminate floors are an appealing and durable option for realistic hardwood visuals.


Here’s what you need to know if you’re torn between laminate and hardwood:





Why Should I Choose Laminate Flooring?

The benefits of modern laminate floors are many.


As previously mentioned, laminate floors aren’t the same as hardwood, but they do perfectly mimic the authentic and natural looks off this popular look. An ultra-HD film layer and authentic surface makes for convincing textures and visuals.


Laminate flooring also features a top wear layer, unlike hardwood, which resists scratches and other damages from impact. It is naturally wear-resistant, and no additional treatments or finishes needed. It also helps to make laminate flooring simple to clean and care for.




Is Laminate Flooring Really Waterproof?

The short answer is yes….and no.  Allow us to explain:


All laminate flooring features a core layer and a base layer that help to make the planks more dimensionally stable and resistant to a fair degree of common household moisture.


Because of this, laminate floors will rarely buckle or collapse, even when exposed to extreme stresses. Even laminate flooring that isn’t 100% waterproof is better-prepared than hardwood for humid and moist conditions.


Of course, there are also select products that are engineered for water-resistance. Choose waterproof laminate flooring for spaces like:






What to Expect From Your Laminate Flooring Installation


Laminate flooring is simple to install but does it require maintenance to retain its looks.


Dirt and dust should be swept away, and any spills should be wiped up as soon as possible. However, your new laminate floor won’t ever need refinishing like hardwood flooring does.


You can install laminate floors on, below, and above grade. That means you can have wood look floors in your basement, living room, or bedroom. Most laminate flooring is designed to click into place, forming a floating floor. Nails and adhesives aren’t necessary.




So, Should I Install My Own Laminate Flooring?


Perhaps…but proceed with caution.


We weren’t lying when we said laminate flooring is MUCH easier and simpler to install than hardwood floors, or tile. Still, sometimes it makes more sense to get some professional help.


When you schedule a professional flooring installation with us, you can relax and get ready to enjoy your new floor without having to worry about messes, mistakes, and other mishaps. Plus, our Beautiful Guarantee means that if you don’t LOVE your new floor once it’s installed, we will replace it at no added cost to you.


Did you know that Taylor Carpet One offers both residential and commercial flooring installations? Plan your free project estimate today!




Shop Laminate Flooring Near You in Huntsville, Ontario

Taylor Carpet One Floor & Home is Huntsville’s local flooring store and your source for all the best laminate brands and products.


As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we have access to all of the hottest flooring favourites in all the leading brands. You can shop at our store knowing you’ll find competitive prices and quality flooring, all while shopping local and supporting your community.


Want to learn more about our laminate flooring inventory and flooring installation services? We ask that you please visit us soon at 30 Cairns Crescent in Huntsville, ON.

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