How to choose laminate flooring

Laminate flooring imitates the look of wood and tile. Along with its good looks, this multi-layer synthetic floor covering is often favored because it has a fiberboard core layer beneath the image layer. That means the floor is warm underfoot regardless of how cold it is outside. Laminate resists abrasion and stains, so it's an ideal choice for homes that include children and pets. Planks and tiles are easy to clean, too. In Morristown, NJ, Speedwell Design has excellent service and high-quality products. It's a great place to go for your laminate flooring needs.

Standard vs. waterproof laminate

When installing standard laminate, water pools on the surface can easily be removed. There is no damage to the floor as long as clean-up is immediate. Waterproof brands can tolerate moisture for the amount of time noted in the manufacturer's specifications. Typically, this timeframe is about one day. The technology used to keep out moisture is also explained. It's best to thoroughly understand a product's resistance to water before installing it.

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It's easy to judge durability when you are comparing laminate flooring brands. An independent agency tests products. Once each brand passes every test, the flooring is assigned an Abrasion Coefficient Rating. The flooring is tested for the same type of wear and tear, abrasion, burns, stains, and so on that it will likely need to tolerate in a home. The best laminate flooring for homes has an AC3 rating. Flooring with this rating will hold up well in the most active spaces. 

Family-owned Speedwell Design installs residential and commercial laminate planks and tiles available in glue-down and floating floor designs. We've been serving folks in northern New Jersey since 1932. Morristown, Morris Plains, Mendham, Florham Park, Hanover, and Randolph, NJ are a few communities in our service area. We always appreciate a scheduled appointment before visiting our showroom in Morristown, NJ. Or take advantage of our virtual shopping option.