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Laminate flooring has grown in popularity, much in part due to its ease of maintenance, affordability, and decorative appearance. Designer laminates are used in commercial and residential spaces to provide a captivating environment. First developed and introduced by the brand Pergo in the 1970s, this type of flooring is relatively new. There are many design and style options offered in Toronto by The Floor Shop.
What is Laminate Flooring?
This type of flooring is constructed in layers. At the very top is the wear layer, which protects the design layer from scratches, wear, fading, damage, etc. Next, is the designer laminate itself. It is made of high-resolution images of natural materials, such as wood. The middle layer is the inner core, and is made from high-density fiberboard and reinforced with a special type of resin to increase durability and moisture resistance. Below the inner core is the “backing” layer, which is constructed to resist moisture to prevent board warping.
Love Your Laminate Flooring
Like vinyl, laminate is also available in a variety of different species and colours. Laminate can imitate the appearance of different species such as Maple, Oak and Hickory. . Laminate flooring is designed with you in mind. The team at The Floor Shop is certain that you will find your dream floor in laminate flooring that will fit your lifestyle and budget!
Planks that seem like historic boards and have a true hand-scraped texture are available among the wood alternatives. You also have the option of selecting a finish that is either warm oils, a brilliant gloss, or a subtle matte.
The team at The Floor Shop are laminate experts. To learn more about laminate flooring, we encourage you to come into one of our three GTA showrooms to speak with our knowledgeable staff today! Don’t delay! Let us help you find that dream laminate floor!At
Why is Laminate Flooring a Good Choice for your Home?
Since 1989, the team at The Floor Shop prides itself on providing you the very best quality product and service. Our exceptional customer service begins the moment you call or come into our store. We encourage you to schedule an in-home consultation so we can see your home layout, style and age. At that point, our staff will be able to provide you with advise on how to proceed and a quote will follow within 24 hours of your consultation. We subcontract the very best installers to ensure that you will love your new floors at first sight. The Floor Shop is a proud promoter of different flooring options from around the world, with a specific preference to Canadian manufacturers. FAQ
The Benefits of Laminate Flooring
Like vinyl, there are many benefits to laminate flooring. Not only is laminate a great choice for quality flooring, it is also very durable. Laminate flooring looks just as stunning as real hardwood. Did we mention that laminate flooring is simple to maintain and clean? That’s right. Minimal cleaning required to keep these floors looking spotless!
At The Floor Shop, our laminate flooring is one of the most popular alternatives available, and for good reason! The fact that your laminate floor can be cleaned with just a small bit of soap and water and that it may last for years longer than hardwood floors is just one of the reasons why our team suggests laminate flooring. Like vinyl, it is a great option for people with busy lifestyles, children and pets
A photographic pattern layer is placed to a substrate that is either constructed of plastic or engineered hardwood flooring. The plastic substrate may then have the photographic pattern layer put to it. This is safeguarded by the laminate layer, which also contributes to the item’s extraordinary durability. Even though it is a very simple piece of technology, it performs perfectly.
What is the Price of Laminate Flooring in Toronto?
Many of our clients want nice flooring in their homes, but are afraid to make the investment due to the hefty expense. Laminate flooring can be pricey depending on the size of the area, but there are many other considerations that are involved in the cost of your project.
The team at The Floor Shop will help you decide which laminate option is best for you and your budget! Remember, we want you to have your dream floor and love it for many years.
Remember when we said that we encourage you to schedule an in-home consultation?
One of the many reasons we suggest this is so that we can get to know your home environment, lifestyle and budget. We also get to know you! We get to know your home as well and we will treat it as if it is our own home. We can then help you choose your dream floor.
This sets us apart as a leading flooring provider in Toronto and the GTA.i Our staff will keep you in the loop throughout the entire process so that there will not be any surprises.
Your floors won’t be harmed during installation process thanks to the expertise of our installers Our installers will ensure that your home will be left clean and tidy. Trust us…you won’t be able to keep your eyes off of your new floors!
Reasons to Choose The Floor Shop for your Perfect Laminate Floor
We not only want to provide you with the best quality and customer service, we are also very aware of the need to budget for your project. We will work with you to adhere to your budget.
Our team knows your time is valuable. We want your experience with us to be effortless. Our staff will break down your project timeline. We will also explain to you the best practices for preparing for your installation and best practices for aftercare.
We want your business. We want you to be happy with your floors. We want you to refer our team to your family and friends. We want to give you the best customer service experience. We want you to have the very best quality flooring within your budget. Most of all, we want you to love your floors for many years to come.
Why Choose a Laminate Flooring?
This type of flooring is an inexpensive alternative to a hardwood floor. If your budget won’t allow you to invest in a traditional hardwood floor, whether solid or engineered, laminate is a great option. Don’t assume that it’s a “cheap faux wood floor”, as modern technology allows for it to have a remarkably realistic appearance. It’s extremely difficult to tell the difference between solid hardwood and laminate wood. Designer laminates appear to have the same stain, graining, and texture as hardwood.
Laminate flooring is very versatile. There is a place for it in any type of setting, from country to contemporary. Cleaning it is an easy process compared to cleaning other hard surface flooring. However, it’s not recommended to mop laminate floors – at least not with traditional mops. Stick with dry cleaning methods with the occasional wet cleaning with specialized mopping products that don’t leave excessive water. Keep protective mats at entryways to keep dirt and moisture off of the flooring.
What styles & finishes are available?
Laminate flooring comes in a variety of styles, including hand scraped, high gloss, and embossed. An embossed finish adds an extra layer of detail that allows the floor to look better and realistic for a long period of time. The hand -scraped technique includes a texture design that resembles the natural look of worn hardwood. It’s a rustic and somewhat bold look that looks great in a traditional country home. For a contemporary look, high gloss is a great choice for a finish, as it provides a highly sleek and modern appearance. The reflective elements allow for it to give off an extraordinary shine.
What is the difference between direct pressure (DPL) and high-pressure (HPL)?
This refers to the number of layers in laminate flooring. In short, more layers mean better durability. DPL is more common and less expensive, as it has three to four layers, which are fused together between 300 – 600 pounds per inch of pressure and around 300 degrees F.
More layers add extra protection. HPL laminate floors have five layers. The top wear layers and backing are treated separately and then fused together onto the core. To fuse the layers together, 1300+ pounds per inch of pressure is required.
While laminate flooring installation is an easier DIY job than other types of floors, you still might want to consider assistance from the professional installers at The Floor Shop. Look over our flooring gallery for some ideas for designer laminates.