Laminate flooring combines natural looking designs with a tough, durable finish and can be used in almost any area of the home. Laminate floors also offer realistic designs and can replicate the characteristics of the popular handscraped hardwood floors.
Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product, fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or stone, in some cases) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials. There is sometimes a glue backing for ease of installation. It has the advantages that it is durable, as compared with carpet, and attractive, at a lower cost as compared to natural floor materials.
Laminate flooring is a hybrid. It looks like hardwood but it’s not. Yet it’s not vinyl tiling and it’s not engineered flooring. Some people love laminate flooring because it’s easy to install–you can install several hundred square feet in a weekend. It’s easy to clean, too. Laminate flooring is often known by its brand name, Pergo. Yet there are plenty of other manufacturers: Dupont, Mannington, Armstrong, and more. Laminate flooring is mainly manufactured by companies that make synthetic floor coverings.
With the look of wood but with an improved wear performance, getting all the beauty and elegance of hardwoods, laminate flooring is both durable and easy to maintain. It’s machine-made construction makes it very hard to stain, warp or buckle and the Aluminum Oxide coated surface gives it a high degree of scratch resistance that is perfectly suited to heavy foot traffic. Unlike hardwood, laminate floors have water resistant cores and wax impregnated edges making them resistant to topical water spills. This allows for installation in kitchens and bathrooms.
The allure of laminate flooring is not only in it’s representation of real hardwood and it’s incredible durability, but also in the ease with which these floors are installed and maintained. The introduction of glueless laminates has revolutionized flooring, opening the door to the DIY market and the weekend enthusiast. No prior experience, specialized knowledge or tools are required. Simply place on the floor, cut the odd piece, click, and your floors are ready to be walked on.
SD Flooring Center & Design provides laminate flooring from the following manufacturers: AJ Trading, Armstrong, Greenfield, Kaindl, Lamett, Mannington, Quick Step, Shaw and more. Our laminate collections in San Diego are the best combination of quality and value in a wide range of colors, styles and designs; visit one of our San Diego show rooms today where an expert designer can help you turn your vision into reality. Our in-house installers have years of experience in dealing with laminate flooring and are bonded, licensed and insured.
I highly do NOT recommend SD flooring! The countertops were installed and were two completely different colors! It’s been months trying to get it fixed. They have no customer service, are highly unreliable and we are extremely disappointed! - By Alyssa W
I had a good experience with SD Flooring Center & Design. I had done work with them about 6 months ago they offered some good quality products. Most recently, there was a little change on the pricing, but everything else was definitely great. Overall, I enjoyed the customer-friendly staff and they were very easy to work with. They offer good quality products and I'm happy to be a customer for them. - By Jeff F
I did not like the wood flooring that they delivered to me, I tried to refuse it but they had unloaded it before they brought in a sample for me to approve. I was charged an extra 1.00 per square foot for water proofing that they didn't apply. The carpet that they installed has stretched out so I will need to hire someone to re-stretch it. The wood flooring is thin and is wearing out. Overall awful experience. - By Suzanne C