This is an easy one: Just go with high gloss laminate flooring in your Calgary home. It’s a remarkable simulation of glossy hardwood, tile, or stone, and a wonderful alternative for those whose budgets are somewhat limited.
First things first: What is a laminate floor?
What it isn't is the material you remember from when it first came to America in the 1970s. Since then, technology gives us sharper images and micro-beveling, as well as texturing to add depth and dimension and more.
You can get it cut into planks or tile-sizes, and it comes in an assortment of colors, species, patterns and designs, and comes in both matte and gloss finishes.
Basic information: It’s a layered product with an underlayment, inner core, image and top clear plastic wear layer that makes it highly durable, stain and water-resistant.
At Westvalley Carpet & Flooring, we have a large inventory and locations in both North and south Calgary but we aren’t just about product. With a combined experience of nine decades, we specialize in both commercial and residential installation and offers design consults. Our philosophy: The more knowledgeable the consumer, the more they’ll have floors that give their home the “Wow! Factor”
Laminate that sparkles
Ever walk into someone’s home, or flip through the pages of a design magazine, and see those beautiful, light-filled wood floors? No matter what your budget, you can have that same polished and stylish look.
This laminate has a clear plastic ornamental “needlework” design that sits just below the wear layer, but just on top of the image of wood, tile, or stone. That’s what gives it the shine.
It doesn’t require the same maintenance as the hardwood version. There’s no waxing involved, and all you do is sweep or vacuum daily; be sure to clean the corners, as dirt and soil can scratch the floor. Mop weekly with a slightly damped cloth with plain water. For more thorough cleaning, you can use a manufacturer-approved detergent or water-vinegar mixture.
For more information about this laminate, come visit the Westvalley Carpet & Flooring showroom in Calgary AB Canada.