What are the benefits of laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring brings a touch of sophistication to a room. Wood-look planks and wood, stone, or ceramic look tiles complement any decorating style. Stones like marble, slate, and granite and wood species like oak, maple, and cherry are also popular looks. Braid Flooring & Window Fashions offers a large assortment of laminate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. You can also find Hunter Douglas window coverings in our showroom.
Laminate flooring is created by using a lamination process to bond four layers together. The backing layer supports the fiberboard core and the high-tech image layer, and the transparent wear layer. Because of the wood-based core, laminate floors are warm underfoot even when it's cold outside. The easy-to-clean floors resist stains and scratches.
There's no need to guess about the durability of a laminate product. Each brand is tested and rated by an independent entity. Planks and tiles are tested for the ability to tolerate moisture, resistance to abrasion and staining, and more. Look for laminate that has an abrasion coefficient rating of AC3. Planks and tiles with this rating stand up to heavy foot traffic.
For maximum durability, choose waterproof laminate rather than standard laminate. These tough brands can withstand the occasional spill and faulty appliances, and wet shoes or muddy paws. While standard laminate is not damaged by water cleaned up immediately, waterproof laminate can repel water for about one day. Damage may occur after this time.
Locally-owned Braid Flooring & Window Fashions, established in 1986, offers complimentary virtual consultations along with free in-home flooring estimates. From our showroom we serve customers in Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville, Prince Albert, Davidson, Saskatchewan, and our digital catalog and 'see our products in your space' visualizer are handy online tools. These tools provide a good starting point for your laminate flooring upgrade.