Laminate flooring imitates hardwood and tile

Laminate flooring imitates hardwood and tile

Laminate, an excellent alternative to hardwood and tile flooring, shows off a sophisticated look. The durable and easy to clean wood-based floor covering can be installed anywhere in the home. Since it needs no attachment to a subfloor, laminate floors can be installed over existing flooring and cement slabs. Locally owned J.P. Flooring offers a wide selection of laminate in Carroll, Iowa. We pair high-quality products with excellent customer service.

A.C. Rating

Laminate planks and tiles are designed to resist everyday wear and tear. You can judge the durability of a product by noting its abrasion coefficient rating. This A.C. rating, determined by an independent entity, is based on testing results. Planks and tiles must pass tests for resistance to scratches, burns, impact, and stains, as well as swelling when exposed to moisture. Flooring that has an AC3 rating stands up to heavy residential and moderate commercial traffic.

Waterproof flooring

Laminate flooring is composed of multiple layers - backing, core, design, and wear. The wear layer protects the high-tech design layer enabling planks to mimic various wood species, while tiles imitate hardwood, stone, and ceramic. Planks and tiles marked 'waterproof' repel water for the specific amount of time listed in the manufacturer's instructions. Typically, this period is about one day. Continued exposure to moisture may damage the floor.

J.P. Flooring installs residential and commercial laminate floors in western Iowa, an area that includes Carroll, Denison, Jefferson, Rockwell City, and Sac City. Our flooring consultation service experts guide both homeowners and business owners through their flooring upgrades. We offer helpful online tools, too, including a catalog, a chat service, and a 'see our products in your space' visualizer. The visualizer is perfect for checking out laminate flooring options for your home. Give us a call or use our online form to schedule an in-home consultation.