Available in plank or strips, and with true-to-life images of a wide variety of species, including oak, hickory, cherry, and Brazilian Tigerwood, you can be assured of a terrific wood look with laminate.
When introduced to the residential flooring market years ago, laminate was praised as a budget-friendly, durable, and uncomplicated-to-install alternative to genuine wood. It was also attractive and, over the years, modern technology has produced even more significant advances from realistic images with texture to depth, dimension, and better seaming.
At the Avalon Wood Flooring laminate store, we carry brands you love from companies like QuickStep, Republic Flooring, and SLCC Flooring, many of which are also appropriate for commercial installation. Want to explore some samples? Come into our Santa Ana showroom when shopping for laminate in Santa Ana.
What is laminate?
Contrary to some beliefs, this is not plastic. Instead, it is a multi-layered synthetic composite product made of melamine resin and wood byproducts. It is fused, giving it the appearance of solid hardwood. The layers are:
1. Backing, which protects the plank from moisture and provides balance.
2. Core, a durable, high-density fiberboard that protects the floor from wear and moisture.
3. Design Layer in which photographs are taken with 3D photography has clarity and vibrancy knots, swirls, grains, and growth rings. Embossing and micro beveling add depth, dimension, and textured looks.
4. Top wear layer. This clear, strong coating is made of aluminum oxide that guards the floor against fading, stains, and surface burns.
Where can I install it?
Because of the high style, these floors look great in living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, and now, because of a new waterproof non-wood version, it can also be installed in the kitchen and bath where it was once avoided because of water and moisture issues. In addition, it is spill-proof, eliminating concerns about soaking and staining.
While laminate is mainly associated with wood, many are preferring it for stone looks, mainly because of the product's hard, rigid surface, giving it the authentic feeling of a hard surface.
If you haven’t seen it recently, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the laminate of today. Come into the Avalon Wood Flooring showroom in Santa Ana, CA, for a free quote, especially if you live in the area of Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Corona Del Mar.