Laminate flooring is gaining popularity for residents in Carrollton and Irving. It’s a highly durable flooring surface and can look indistinguishable from hardwood and stone floors. Laminate flooring is a great option for homeowners with an eye on variety and price. Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas answer some questions to get you started on your search.

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What’s it made from?

Laminate flooring is actually composed of four layers. The bottom layer is the backing, which prevents moisture from entering.

The next layer is called the inner core, which is made from high-density reinforced fiberboard (HDF). The inner core provides laminate flooring with the majority of its strength and density.

The third layer is the image design or decorative layer. This is what gives the laminate flooring its unique look. There are literally thousands of options, especially in the wood and stone varieties.

Finally, the top layer is called the wear or overlay layer, which protects the design layer from everyday damage.

Is there such a thing as waterproof laminate flooring?

In short, laminate flooring is not really waterproof. Most laminate flooring is made of composite fiberboard and melamine resin, which means it is susceptible to some water damage. Note that vinyl flooring is often mistaken for laminate flooring. If you desire a laminate wood-look with waterproof features, consider waterproof vinyl plank flooring.

What is laminate tile flooring?

Laminate flooring usually comes in three variations – wood, stone, and tile. Each has the same composition and the only thing that differs is the appearance of the image layer. Laminate tile flooring can emulate a wide variety of real tiles at a fraction of the price.

What colors of laminate flooring are most popular?

Wood-look laminate is extremely popular, which would usually come in a shade of brown or tan. Two of our other most searched colors are white laminate flooring and black laminate flooring.

What color and style of laminate flooring is right for you? Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas can give you a free in-home consultation to help you choose the perfect laminate flooring for your home. We proudly serve the Carrollton and Irving areas.

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