Laminate is a relatively new entry into the ﬂooring market, Invented in the late 1970s and ﬁrst marketed to the United States in 1994, laminate quickly became a favorite choice because of its durability, ease of installation, lower cost and classic looks. Laminate is the most scratch resistant ﬂoor you can get aside from tile. Although laminate must be installed over a moisture barrier there are many good moisture barrier choices that can also improve insulation values and lower sound transfer. Newer laminates are also available with extreme water resistance so that minor spills, pet bowls and typical foot trafﬁc won’t damage your ﬂoor.
Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Hallways, Family Foyers, Mud Rooms, Laundry Rooms, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Family Rooms, Ofﬁces, Libraries, Basements.
Multi-Strip look or Plank look.
Floating installation. Requires Laminate Floor Underlayment. Must be glued down on stairs.