Several stone-look and wood-look flooring materials are popular now, and laminate is one of these materials. Planks and tiles consist of four layers that are joined together with a lamination process. Many wood species like oak and cherry and stones like granite and marble are available. Wood textures include handscraped and brushed; stone finishes include tumbled, honed, and polished. Carpet World Bismarck offers a great selection of this flooring. Our showroom, located in Bismarck, North Dakota, covers over 17,000 square feet.
The fiberboard core is the thickest of the four layers that make up a plank or tile. The backing layer protects the core. The high-tech wood or stone image is situated above the core, and the wear layer covers the image layer. Some laminate brands are designed for floating floor installation. Other brands attach to the subfloor with an adhesive. Water that leaks or spills on standard laminate should be cleaned up immediately. Waterproof ones can tolerate water for a specific amount of time, usually about one day.
An independent entity tests and then rates laminate products. Planks and tiles that are on the market have passed all tests. Therefore, homeowners are assured that every product can resist various abrasion and staining types and water. Look for the abrasion coefficient rating when you are comparing these products. The best laminate flooring for homes has an AC3 rating. This flooring tolerates heavy residential traffic and moderate commercial use.
The best laminate floors are at our Bismarck store
Carpet World Bismarck offers more than flooring. We also provide a wide variety of blinds and window treatments, including window coverings from Hunter Douglas. Our installation team is experienced as well as licensed and insured. We serve an area that includes Bismarck, Menoken, Mandan, Rock Haven, and Lincoln, North Dakota. Our online catalog is extensive, and our chat service is easy to use. In-home estimates are free. Contact us via phone or email to begin your laminate flooring upgrade, or stop by our showroom in Bismarck.