Wood floors are one of the biggest trends, expected at least 15 years, but genuine wood may not be possible for you. A great alternative is wood look laminate flooring, so realistic in both look and feel that sometimes even experts can't tell the difference. If you want to get even more specific, the farmhouse style is also trending and, since this material follows trends, we have the grey laminate flooring that will fit right into that decor. You can also get marble or granite looks (also trending) and tiles that come in vivid colors and bold patterns.
With a fully stocked inventory and services that range from design consultations to high-quality flooring installations and hardwood refinishing, consider us your flooring experts whether you are looking for hardwood, tile, carpet, luxury vinyl, or laminate flooring In Calgary.
What is a laminate floor?
Meant to be an incredibly realistic echo of wood (or stone or tile), this is a multi-layered product with a backing, core, image, and wear layer. Image layers are taken with 3D photography with a micro bevel and are embossed for depth, dimension, and textured appearances. Wear layers are thick and ultra-strong aluminum-oxide coated sheets that protect the floor from scratches and scuffs. Although cores are available in various materials, the most stable and highly water-resistant is HDF (high-density fiberboard).
Explore durability in your Calgary laminate floors
We always tell our customers about the AC (Abrasion Criteria) Rating. It is a numbering system that identifies strength, and it is considered the most reliant in the industry. You want an AC-3 or AC-4, making the product appropriate, respectively, for moderate and heavy foot traffic. AC-5 is reserved for commercial applications.
Also, examine thickness, which comes in a range from 6-mm to 12-mm. Yours should be at least 8-mm, but if budget's an issue and your subfloor is in good shape, you might be able to get away with 7-mm. On the other hand, if you want a high quality, authentic hardwood feeling underfoot, you may prefer to go with 10-mm or even 12-mm.
Westvalley Carpet & Flooring services the greater Calgary, Alberta area with showrooms in North Calgary, South Calgary, and Westvalley Central (Calgary, AB). You'll come out with information, inspiration, and a free quote for your laminate flooring.