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There are many good reasons why laminate flooring is a popular choice in today's homes. But if it's going to be a possibility for your home, don't you need to know what laminate is, first? We thought so. Laminate is a manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone and many other types of flooring. Now, in the past, laminate floors have been easy to spot, but today's technology allows manufacturers to create realistic visuals and textures for an elegant and quality floor. We think you'll be amazed – maybe surprised -- at how faithfully and beautifully laminate flooring resembles other premium flooring. So don't say we didn't warn you!

The Look:

It's a natural look for your home and for the way you want to live. More pleasures and fewer chores. Laminate is available in all the natural looks you love, each one as beautiful as the real thing.

The Strength:

Laminate floors are extremely durable and wear resistant. Easy installation, quick and simple cleaning. Laminate is sold in planks that are glued or snapped together and can be layed over most other existing floors (excluding carpet). Laminate is one of the only floors that can be installed over ceramic tile. Each board is constructed with a core of high density fiber board which is very moisture resistant. As with most hard surface flooring, laminate floors can scratch so floor protectors are recommended.

The Clean Up:

Laminate flooring is very easy to clean and maintain. Simply wipe away dirt with a moist cloth. No wax is needed. Just sweep, dust or swift for general cleaning. Do not use the Swiffers that leave a waxy film, use the Swiffers that clean with static electricity. You may damp mop a laminate floor just don't put a lot of water on the floor. You must squeeze out as much water as possible before you apply the mop to the floor. Too much water can cause buckling along the seams. Every floor is non-allergenic and does not absorb odors. Most all stains will lift out of a laminate floor including Easy and like hardwoods, the finish hides a lot. Laminate cleaning products are easily available.