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At Floor Coverings International Concord serving the greater Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas, we want to help you find the perfect floors for your project. If you’re looking for an affordable and versatile material, consider the numerous benefits of laminate hardwood flooring!


Laminate hardwood flooring blends the beauty of hardwood with the lasting value and easy maintenance of laminate. It is most often constructed using a durable wood core made from high-density fiberboard or particle board and is bonded to a layer of an imitation wood grain. For years of durability, each plank is finished with a strong protective coating.

Laminate hardwood flooring is also environmentally friendly for reasons such as:

  • It does not involve the harvesting of old-growth trees, as the plank core can be made with faster-growing trees or recycled material.
  • If you ever decide to remodel, it is a recyclable material.laminate flooring installation in Concord CA


A key difference between solid hardwood and laminate is the installation process. Laminate pieces snap or glue together for easy installation. Laminate can even be installed on top of concrete or old floors or in basements, just as long as they are clean and level.


To clean, just sweep often to remove debris and wipe up any spills with a damp cloth. No refinishing or resurfacing is necessary. It’s also a good choice for people with allergies because unlike carpet, laminate doesn’t trap dirt, dust, and other allergen culprits.

Extra Considerations

Laminate flooring is a great product but does lack some of the durability of solid hardwood flooring. Fortunately, your Floor Coverings International design associate will be there to work through the trade-offs of all the different kinds of flooring you could choose for your rooms, and help you decide what makes sense for each of your spaces.

Laminate hardwood flooring comes in as many styles and species as solid hardwood. For that reason, it can be tricky to choose the perfect floor for your home. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Concord make the search easier. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home or in-office consultation!

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