Made to capture the abundant beauty of natural hardwood and stone, laminate flooring is a sturdy synthetic that works as hard as you do. Affordable, elegant, and ever so hassle-free, laminate flooring is a beautiful addition to interiors.
At FoxFloors of Staten Island, NY, we’re always on the hunt for real-life flooring solutions, and our best laminate flooring offerings aim to please. We carry hundreds of laminate products, including enticing options by Armstrong, Mannington, Shaw, Mohawk, and more.
Laminate flooring looks like hardwood but is quite different in terms of form and function. Its exceptional abilities are directly linked to its layered construction. The top layer, called the wear layer, protects the surface from scratches and impacts. It needs to be cleaned like wood, but it is certainly more durable. The wear layer can also be specially constructed with textures that mimic either wood, tile, or stone. The second layer is the decorative layer, and this includes a high definition and authentic image of wood, stone, or tile. The final layers, the core and base layers provide exceptional dimensional stability to every laminate plank. As a result, laminate planks will not expand or contract when exposed to moisture, and they will not collapse or crack under heavy foot traffic or other impacts. These core and base layers set laminate apart from natural wood and stone.
Compared to natural wood, tile, and stone floors, laminate flooring is more stable, stain and scratch-resistant and easier to maintain. While not completely waterproof, laminate flooring is moisture resistant and can be installed in areas where hardwood cannot: basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. In addition, laminate is ideal for homes with heavy traffic from children and pets.
Most laminate flooring options feature click installations in which the planks perfectly lock together to remain over the subfloor. With this type of installation, there will be no gaps in the surface, and this is important because gaps are where moisture and dust can reside.
Fox Floors Carpet One Floor & Home proud to be part of North America’s most renowned independent flooring cooperative. We’re proud to serve the flooring needs of Staten Island and all surrounding counties. Please visit us today at 2391 Richmond Avenue in Staten Island, NY, to browse the area’s best laminate flooring.
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