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As flooring experts, we are often asked a number of questions to compare and explain different flooring materials and types. Laminate flooring is a good all-rounder type of flooring that is often inquired about. We can’t guarantee that laminate floors will be right for your Concord, California home, but if you are looking to update any of these rooms, laminate flooring should be a front runner.

Hallways

Install laminate in your hallways or even mudroom. Laminate is constructed with a very strong protective top layer that prevents damage to the photo-layer underneath and the plank. It can take the daily stress from heavy traffic. In addition, most scrape marks can be easily cleaned and removed so your floors will look good for years to come. Do be aware, however, that if your laminate floors are irreparably damaged, they will need to be replaced. Laminate cannot be refinished as with solid and engineered hardwoods.

Basements

Solid hardwood and even some tile applications are not recommended in below-grade or basement installations because of moisture concerns. Laminate, made from sturdy high density fiber boards and particle boards, offer Concord, CA customers the benefits of a wood or tile look with the structural stability of a laminate. While not entirely moisture-proof, laminate is very resistant to changes in humidity and can deal with moisture well without damage occurring to your floors.

Rooms with Heavy Pet Traffic

Many of our Concord and Walnut Creek, CA customers have pets. Choosing laminate in areas that they frequent such as the kitchen, living room, or dining room will make floor maintenance easy. Laminate is easy to clean – usually a slightly damp mop or even a dry sweep is all that’s necessary to clean up laminate. If an accident occurs, it’s easy to clean up the mess and it’s less likely to damage and stain especially when compared to carpet. Pet nails and paws are no match for the protective top layer of laminate. Solid or engineered wood floors often require more protection and maintenance than laminate flooring.

Choose to install laminate in various areas of your home. If you have more questions about how laminate floors could work in your home, or if you would like to browse a small selection of our laminate products give us a call or check out our product gallery. Ready to see laminate floor samples from the comfort of your Concord, CA home? Schedule your free, in-home estimate from Floor Coverings International – Concord, CA with us today! We can’t wait to work with you.

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