Laminate Flooring | Calgary, AB

Flooring in Calgary: What about gloss wood laminate?

This laminate has a high-end look that would be fit for any home decor page. Best of all, when it's high gloss (sometimes referred to as just gloss or gloss-over), it has a shiny, reflective quality that twinkles in the light, like glass, and will give any room a Wow factor.

What is it?

This is a finish just like wire-brushed, hand-scraped or smooth.

Laminate is a multi-layered product. It includes an underlayment that is sometimes attached but, if not, you can always buy one. Next is a core of high-density fiberboard, together with another layer, the image (wood, tile or stone) and a top wear layer. It's fused together.

Laminate is a terrific mimic of wood, and modern photography displays knots, raised grains, and swirls of the various species image. It is often cut into strips and applied to boards to give it a realistic look of a plank. Add the gloss finish, and you have an upscale look.

How do I take care of it?

Laminate, itself, is easy to care for, just requiring a sweep or mop. Gloss has a little bit more maintenance required because it can show finger or footprints because of your skin's oils. You may have to dust mop a little more often than you normally would.

Scratches and scuffs also show up more in any glossy product, so that may make it better for lower traffic areas, such as a bedroom or living room, provided it?s not used as the center of family activity.

Homeowners love it because it?s affordable

Flooring might be one of the biggest, if not THE biggest investment you?ll ever make in your home. It can be a pricey venture. Homeowners are attracted to laminate because it gives them such an expensive look but at a budget-friendly price.

It?s also easy to install. It can be placed over most existing floors and can be glued or clicked.

For more information, come into the Westvalley Carpet & Flooring showroom in Calgary AB Canada.