Floor Coverings International Dakota County serves the greater Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, & St. Paul area and we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect flooring for your home. Today, our team shares the numerous benefits of laminate hardwood flooring below!

About Laminate Hardwood Flooring

Laminate hardwood flooring blends the beauty of hardwood with the lasting value and easy maintenance of laminate. Laminate flooring is made from particleboard topped with an imitation of wood grain to make it look like solid hardwood. Like many other wood-look alternatives, laminate is available in a variety of styles to mimic popular hardwoods including maple and oak. It’s a great way to get the look of classic hardwoods in your home for a fraction of the cost.

Quick Installation

A big difference between solid hardwood and laminate is the installation process. Laminate planks lock or glue together for quick and easy installation. It can even be floated over pre-existing floors provided they are level.

Eco-Friendly Flooring

Laminate hardwood flooring is also environmentally friendly for a variety of reasons:

  • It’s made out of paper, so it does not involve the harvesting of old-growth trees.
  • It’s a good choice for people with allergies because unlike carpet, laminate doesn’t trap dirt and dust.
  • If you ever decide to remodel, it is a recyclable material.

Laminate HW Flooring - ©Paul TessierMaintenance

To clean your laminate floors, just sweep often to remove debris and wipe up any spills with a damp cloth. No refinishing or resurfacing is necessary. Laminate flooring is a great product but does lack some of the durability of solid hardwood flooring. Your Floor Coverings International design associate will be there to work through the trade-offs of all the different kinds of flooring you could choose for your rooms, and help you decide what makes sense for each of your spaces.

Laminate hardwood flooring comes in as many styles and species as solid hardwood. For that reason, it can be tricky to choose the perfect floor for your home. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Dakota County make the search easier. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home or in-office consultation.

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