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Looking for laminate in the San Diego area?
Laminate closely resembles genuine hardwood flooring and natural stone while costing significantly less. Because of this, it's extremely popular in active households as well as in commercial applications. Christian Brothers Flooring & Interiors offers a wide selection of laminate flooring that is both high-quality and beautiful!
Layers of laminate
The layers of laminate flooring
Laminate is made up of a combination of wood-based materials, typically configured into four layers. There is a backing layer that gives the plank its structure while sealing the whole thing and providing moisture protection. This substitutes as underlayment. Then, there is a high-density core layer that makes up the bulk of the plank. This gives laminate its strength and stability. Next, there is a decorative layer that features a high-quality printed design of any natural wood or stone product. Finally, there is a top layer that adds luster and protection from wear, scratches, sunlight, and stains.
Laminate vs. hardwood
Laminate vs. Hardwood
Hardwood flooring is sought after for its natural beauty and the value it adds to a home. Today, homes are constructed and sold at lower price points by instead featuring laminate flooring that mimics the same beauty of authentic hardwood. So, how do these two options stack up against each other?
Hardwood is more susceptible to scratches, moisture damage, and wear. However, it can be refinished or sanded down, which helps it last a long time. Laminate, on the other hand, is made from composite wood materials and is half as expensive. It is scratch-resistant, moisture-resistant, and wear-resistant. It is easy to clean and easy to install, but it cannot be refinished and will need to be replaced if damaged.
Laminate flooring styles
Laminate has a unique ability to replicate the look of any wood species in a variety of styles while remaining affordable. It can also mimic natural stone or ceramic tile. At Christian Brothers Flooring & Interiors, you'll find laminate in smooth or hand-scraped textures, in wide or thin planks, and built to be installed with or without adhesive.