Laminate Flooring Guide
Staying in high style doesn’t have to break the bank with beautiful, highly-durable laminate flooring. Laminate has all the looks you love for your kitchen, family room, bathroom, and other spaces, with the convincing appearance of natural hardwood and stone. It’s also pet-friendly and family-friendly, making it a great choice for all types of settings.
Made using sturdy plastic polymer, laminate is built in layers to achieve its unique functions. With a photorealistic top layer and protective coating, laminate flooring is beautifully equipped to tackle whatever the day brings with it.
Laminate vs Hardwood
Laminate flooring is primarily categorized as an alternative to hardwood flooring. But how exactly does laminate compare to hardwood?
Appearance: Nowadays, laminate looks and even feels like real wood. There are many wood looks available.
Wear resistance: Laminate, unlike hardwood, has a strong top layer that’s called the wear layer. This wear layer is unlikely to scratch and scuff, so laminate is more wear resistant than hardwood.
Water resistance: Although laminate is not waterproof, many options are considered water resistant. The planks, unlike wood planks, will not usually expand or contract when exposed to moisture.
Price: For the most part, laminate is more affordable than hardwood.
Where to Install Laminate Flooring
Many of us are drawn to the look and feel of natural hardwood, stone, or tile, but these aren’t the only hard-surface options. Laminate flooring presents a more affordable alternative, since it tends to be significantly easier on the wallet. It’s also very easy to maintain and, with proper care, can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
Our Laminate Selection
As demand for laminate flooring products rises, Ruggieri Carpet One Floor & Home continues adding new laminate products. We’re proud to offer up one of greater Cranston’s most comprehensive collection of laminate flooring products, including premium Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives you won’t find anywhere else. Laminates the capture the unique grains, textures, and finishes of natural hardwoods are among our most popular products.
One of our featured laminate brands is Laminate for Life, which is exclusive to Carpet One stores.
Learn More About Laminate
Low-Down on Laminate
In the past, there was no mistaking laminate for hardwood. But nowadays, laminate offers authentic wood looks, and it is extremely durable. Get the low-down on laminate.What's Up With Laminate?
Laminate and Hardwood
Laminate is a reliable alternative to hardwood. Check out our Beautiful Design Made Simple blog to learn about laminate vs hardwood.How Does Laminate Compare to Hardwood?
Given its performance features, laminate flooring is relatively easy to clean and maintain. Visit our Flooring Guide to learn about laminate maintenance.How Do I Care for Laminate?