Laminate floors can look like real wood or even tile. For a more realistic wood
appearance, the surface can be hand-scraped, distressed, and covered with authentic-looking
knots and wormholes. And you can get laminate that looks like anything from polished marble
to timeworn slate.
Laminate floors are prefinished and available with glossy or matte coatings. Many offer
textured finishes as well as marks and knots, just like you’d find in hardwood floors.
Laminate floors come in planks that mimic the look of hardwood, or squares that look
like tile. They can be laid in a variety of patterns and some manufacturers even make chevron
or herringbone laminate floors. Like hardwood floor planks, you’ll find the planks to be
available in many different widths and lengths.
Ease of cleaning and maintenance –
Laminate floors are low maintenance. Sweep or vacuum
regularly to keep free of dirt and sand which can scratch the surface over time.
When installing laminate floors, an underlayment is required. The laminate
floor underlayment will act as a moisture barrier between the laminate planks and your
subfloor. In addition, it provides some sound proofing qualities which your downstairs
neighbors will appreciate and will likely be required if you live in a Deerfield Beach, FL or nearby
Made in the USA –
The vast majority of the laminate floors you’ll find at Quantum Floors are
made in the USA.
Great news! The laminate floors Deerfield Beach, FL residents love are now even better. There
is now both waterproof and water-resistant laminate flooring. While they sound like they’re the
same flooring, there’s actually a difference between waterproof and water-resistant and we’re
here to help you understand each one.
Waterproof and water-resistant laminate floors are made like traditional laminate flooring, but
with a slight difference in the core layer. The core layer, typically made of compressed high density
fiberboard, is where the most waterproof and water-resistant qualities live.
Additionally, there is still a major difference between the two.
Waterproof laminate means that the water won’t be able to penetrate the flooring, no matter
how much time as passed. Water-resistant laminate typically means that there is a top surface that is highly resistant to
moisture. So, if you can’t get to a spill right away, the water-resistance will help you buy some
time before it soaks through – but it will soak in eventually.
At Quantum Floors, we recommend waterproof laminate floors such as RevWood Plus/Premier,
Quick-Step and Pergo Elements. A point we can’t stress enough is that water-resistant and waterproof do not mean floodproof.
There is no such thing as a floodproof floor.