Durable laminate flooring in a Lynnwood, WA home

How durable is laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring
?can be ultra-durable, so much so that it stands up to wear, kids, pets, and even stilettos! Its construction consists of four layers, and a layered product becomes inherently strong, while a top, clear aluminum oxide wear-layer guards the floor against scratches, scuffs, and spills. It's also resistant to stains, fading, and moisture. Finding the best laminate flooring in Washington means there are specific things to look for.

Stylish affordability

One of the great benefits of laminate is that it offers so much value for your decorating dollar. It has true-to-life wood, stone, and tile images, so they're clear and vibrant with knots, grains, swirls, veining variations, and brilliant colors and patterns. Micro beveling and deep embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. Adding to the realism is that it can be cut into planks or tile-sized squares.

The product also has a firm, authentic feeling of a hard surface. Of course, that depends primarily on the thickness and, although it is available in many densities, a more robust surface is more durable, quieter, and offers more design options. You'll also get that rigid feeling of feeling like you're walking on wood or stone.

Low maintenance flooring, easy installation

Another great benefit is that laminate is low maintenance. It just needs a regular (daily, if possible) sweeping and a periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation can also be a snap when it's installed as a floating floor. With this technique, the pieces click, mat, and hover without glue (nails are generally not recommended). Any subfloor is acceptable, even concrete, as long as it's clean, dry, and level with a floating floor.

At Neilson Bros & Sons, we believe that the best decisions are made when you are shopping in the convenience of your home; it's overwhelming enough, so you don't need the extra stress. So, in addition to our three physical locations: Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood, WA, we offer a fully stocked mobile showroom. Either come in or call us for an appointment so you can see samples of laminate flooring or other materials. In addition, we service Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, and surrounding areas, and either way, you'll get a free quote.