Carpet One Floor & Home in Idaho Falls is where you can find a variety of flooring options that suit you and your home needs. From varying styles to colors and types of flooring, we’re your local, trusted resource for all things flooring. One popular example of flooring that is ideal for many homes, especially if you’re trying to keep your remodel cost-effective, is laminate.
There are two main types of laminate on the market today: wood look and tile look. As far as the wood-look, laminate has become even more realistic over the years. Today, laminate is constructed using HD photos of genuine hardwood that are transposed onto laminate flooring. This gives laminate a true wood look that shines in any application.
You’ll also find laminate products that mirror the appearance and shape of real tile. Our selection includes porcelain and ceramic tile looks with gorgeous natural patterns and textures along with stone-look choices. Laminate tile is ideal for areas like the kitchen, entryway, hallways, and more. Our tile look laminate collection features durable protective surfaces that are moisture-repellent and resistant to stains, abrasions, and dents. You’ll also find choices that have added slip-resistance, making them safer in areas with heavy foot traffic. Lastly, tile look laminate is less likely to chip than real tile, and it’s slightly softer underfoot for a more comfortable, quieter environment.
Laminate has been used in homes and businesses for many years, but is currently enjoying a new level of popularity. This is because it’s become more advanced, durable, and water-repellent. In the past, water-resistant laminate was only available. Laminate has a non-porous finish that locks out spills and is stain-resistant and easy to clean. Waterproof brands like Mirror Lake™ have a special snap-lock installation method that creates a water-tight seam between each plank. Additionally, since laminate is constructed by gluing together multiple layers of composite wood, these floors are very dense and stable. They resist warping and swelling in humid conditions. Today, laminate is one of the best waterproof flooring options out there.
Laminate and luxury vinyl are regularly compared with one another. They both feature a high-definition visual layer that emulates tile or oak, hickory, maple, mahogany, cherry, and other wood species. They also are both known for their strength, performance, and easy installation. In general, laminate is more scratch and dent-resistant than vinyl. This is thanks to one of the toughest finishes in the industry. Laminate is also available at a cheaper price point than many vinyl floors. Compared to hardwood, laminate is also cheaper, more water-repellent, and easier to maintain over time.
Laminate planks can be installed in any room where hardwood can be installed. For example, living rooms, bedrooms, offices, and playrooms are all spaces where laminate can be installed. However, laminate can also be installed in more rooms of your home because it will not expand or contract with changes in moisture levels. Kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, laundry rooms, stairs, and hallways are also rooms where laminate can be installed.
We are proud to carry a variety of flooring brands like Mannington, TAS equinox laminate, Mohawk, Equinox Barber, and sheet vinyl brands like Mannington faberge laminate, as well as other products to help you find the perfect one for your home. We also have exclusive brands like Laminate for Life™, which you can only find in Carpet One Floor & Home stores. If you are interested in learning more about our laminate selection, stop by our showroom in Idaho Falls, ID.