Columbia River Carpet One Floor & Home in Rainier, OR is your local expert when it comes to laminate flooring. Our flooring professionals are here to help you with your next project from start to finish. We can match you to a floor that not only suits your personal style but also suits the needs of your home in terms of durability. With a variety of options to choose from, we can assure you’ll find the right floor for your home.
When laminate was first introduced, it was offered as an alternative to hardwood. At first, it was obvious that laminate was not an authentic alternative to hardwood. Advances in manufacturing and digital technology have transformed laminate into what it is today, and even add more improvements as time goes on. You’ll be surprised by our collection of laminate floors and how closely they resemble real wood and tile.
Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring
Laminate planks and hardwood planks have several differences. Hardwood is a natural flooring option whereas laminate is made with man-made materials. Since these materials are man-made, laminate costs less than hardwood. Laminate planks do not have to be refinished and are resistant to dents and scratches. Although laminate may not be able to deliver the same added value, it can still deliver the same aesthetic style and warmth by replicating the look and feel of hardwood planks.
Laminate is more resistant to moisture than most hardwoods, but is definitely not considered a waterproof option. That means laminate can be installed in several different rooms around your home, and they can handle an active family, but should really only be installed where you would install a real wood floor. Laminate floors are great for families with pets and children in their home because the surface is scratch resistant and wear resistant.
Laminate is more versatile in where it can be installed compared to hardwood. For example, laminate floors are a great choice for kitchens, living rooms, and hallways. Since digital technology has advanced, laminate looks more like hardwood than ever, so no one will be able to tell the difference unless you tell them. Laminate is available in a floating floor, which means no adhesives are needed during the installation process, and it is easy to replace individual planks when needed.
Our Laminate Selection
As your local flooring retailer, we carry well known laminate brand names as well as our very own Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands like Laminate for Life™. Our membership with the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative allows us the ability to provide you quality flooring at exceptional prices.
Why Should I Choose Laminate?
If you are looking for a floor that is durable and low maintenance, then consider laminate flooring. Advancing technology means laminate flooring looks more realistic than ever before.Choosing Laminate
How to Care for Laminate Floors
You can have the look of hardwood in your home without the added maintenance with laminate. Laminate flooring does not require as much maintenance and can sometimes be more durable than hardwood. Follow the link below to learn about laminate maintenance tips.Learn About Laminate Maintenance