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Laminate Floors in New York

Laminate floors have come a long way in recent years. Beautiful style doesn’t always mean you have to compromise, thanks to recent improvements to laminate flooring. Once upon a time, laminate floors were considered a last resort, but times have certainly changed.


Today’s laminate floors are more beautiful than ever, adding hardwood looks at a price that’s easy to manage.


At Carpet One Floor & Home of Latham and Clifton Park, NY we’re the region’s top destination for the latest laminate flooring. Let’s learn a little more about this enduring, resilient flooring family.


How Does Laminate Flooring Compare to Hardwood Floors?


Laminate flooring is a rising star in the world of hardwood alternatives.


Today there are hundreds of beautiful laminate products that look and feel exactly like your favorite hardwood looks, including various:


  • Species
  • Finishes
  • Plank Widths
  • Textures
  • Plank Lengths
  • Cuts
  • Colors



Your laminate floor boasts distinct advantages over actual hardwood flooring.


Laminate flooring is significantly more affordable and unlike hardwood, it doesn’t ever need to be sanded or refinished. Laminate floor planks won’t shrink or expand if exposed to moisture and humidity, meaning that certain laminate floors can be used in the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room. There are stone and tile-inspired looks, too. 



Is Laminate Flooring Waterproof?

All laminate flooring is appropriate for spaces with regular moisture, though only select products are genuinely waterproof.


Waterproof laminate flooring has a hefty, resin-soaked core that prevents splashes from seeping in deeply. Choose a waterproof laminate flooring for the basement, your laundry room, your kitchen, or any space frequented by pets and little kids.



Where Can I Install Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring can be used in nearly any type of room, if chosen carefully.


We have laminate flooring suitable for all types of commercial and residential spaces.


Among the most popular spots for laminate floors are:


  • Master Bedrooms
  • Foyers
  • Home Offices
  • Libraries
  • Rental Units
  • Offices
  • Hallways
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Public Facilities
  • Kids Rooms
  • Stairs
  • Hotels
  • Medical Offices
  • Nurseries
  • Living Rooms
  • Restaurants
  • Apartments
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Retail Shops
  • Condominiums


How is Laminate Flooring Installed?

Compared to natural hardwood floors, the installation process for laminate flooring is straightforward.


Unlike hardwood flooring, which has a lengthy installation process, laminate planks are made to lock and click into place, resulting in what we sometimes call a “floating floor.”


While nails, sanders, and adhesives aren’t needed for laminate installation, certain products can benefit from applying a layer of glue to the subfloor- particularly if it’s a commercial setting where added reinforcement is a good idea.


There are some types of laminate flooring that don’t need any time to “settle” following installation, allowing you to put your room back together faster and get back to normal life.



Can I Install My Own Laminate Flooring? 

One might be tempted to attempt their own laminate flooring installation, but most of the time it’s in your best interest to call in professional help.


Why is professional installation a better way? It’s simple: if your new laminate floor isn’t installed correctly, it can very well wear before it’s time.



Since most of our product warranties won’t cover damages resulting from amateur installations, this is a risk many feel just isn’t’ worth it.


While the laminate installation process is considered easy by industry standards, it’s still not to be taken lightly. Your subfloor still needs to be properly prepared, and measurements need to be exact. This takes a fair amount of time and attention to detail.


Stay safe and keep your space functional and beautiful by always choosing professional flooring installation for your home or business.



Talk to our laminate flooring experts soon to determine which type of flooring installation is best for you.



Shop Laminate Flooring Near You in Latham & Clifton Park, New York


Carpet One Floor & Home is proud to be a longtime member of North America’s leading independent flooring cooperative.


As co-op members, we maintain our locally owned and operated showrooms, while sharing our nationwide buying power and incredible value with YOU, our cherished customers. In fact, we’re constantly adding new laminate flooring selections to meet ongoing consumer requests.


Ask us today about our residential and commercial flooring installations, and other professional services. Please visit us soon in Latham or Clifton Park, NY, to view our latest laminate displays or call us today to arrange for your free onsite project estimate.

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