Upgrade your home’s flooring with beautiful, durable, water-resistant laminate flooring. One of the benefits of laminate flooring is that it gives you the look of hardwood, tile or stone floors in addition to exceptional durability. Laminate flooring is also easy to install and is low maintenance. Plus, laminate flooring is affordable. So, you get more for your money with laminate flooring.
Laminate wood flooring gives you everything you want from traditional hardwood floors, without the cost. Laminate floors closely resemble traditional hardwood floors and even sound like hardwood when you’re walking on it. Homeowners love that laminate floors are easy to maintain and less prone to scratches and scuffs. If you have kids and pets, laminate floors are an excellent choice. Laminate flooring stands up to everyday wear and tear and is durable enough for high-traffic areas.
Laminate flooring is sold in thicknesses from 6 to 12mm and is measured from the base to the top of the board, not including the underlayment. The thickness of the laminate flooring determines how much more impact-resistant and quieter the floor is when walked on. A greater laminate flooring thickness is also an advantage when dealing with a subfloor that may have imperfections, since thicker laminate flooring will install more easily.
Many laminate flooring types mimic the look and texture of real hardwood. Other laminate flooring styles look like stone and ceramic, and porcelain tile are available in a variety of laminate flooring finishes.
Laminate flooring made of wood is pressed composite wood overlaid with an image of various types of wood based to create a unique, yet familiar visual effect. This type of laminate flooring makes it a very cost-effective alternative to real hardwood. Laminate flooring that looks like tile is commonly used in residential spaces because it provides the same style at a reduced overall cost.
Just like hardwood, laminate floors come in a variety of colors and wood-look species, like pine, maple, cherry and oak. Choose from several laminate flooring finishes, from high-gloss or embossed to distressed and white washed. We also have a wide selection of wood look laminate flooring and wide plank laminate flooring for your home.
Like its name suggests, stone look laminate flooring is designed to resemble real stone tiles. Similarly, if you like the look of stone, laminate floor tiles resemble marble and stone flooring, with realistic textures.
Laminate flooring is water resistant and some laminate flooring brands, like Pergo, are waterproof. That means you don’t have to worry about splashes, spills and moisture with your laminate flooring. Also, laminate flooring can be installed in rooms where you typically would not put hardwood. Browse our wide selection of quality laminate floors for the kitchen and bathroom, basement laminate flooring, and stylish laminate flooring for every level of the home.
If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, consider laminate flooring. With laminate flooring, there’s nowhere for dust and allergens to hide. The underlayment in laminate flooring provides a barrier that protects the floor from moisture and prevents mold from forming.
Many homeowners are opting to install their own laminate flooring. Learning how to install laminate flooring is an ideal project for DIYers and can instantly help upgrade your home. You can easily install laminate flooring in almost every room in your home, including kitchens, since laminate flooring doesn’t have to be glued down and doesn’t involve grout or mortar.
Before you begin your laminate flooring project, ensure your subfloor is ready for install. The base floor should be clean, level and smooth. Learning how to install laminate flooring doesn't have to be complicated. Whether you're looking to update kitchen flooring or placing laminate flooring in a busy hallway, laminate flooring is waterproof and scratch-resistant, making it an ideal option.
Planks can be cut with a hand saw, circular saw or flooring cutter, so you don’t need many tools. Plus, most laminate flooring comes in planks that simply snap together with a tongue-and-groove system, making installation a quick and relatively trouble-free process. Laminate planks are designed to click lock, which makes installation quick and easy. They can also be installed over most existing floors, whether it’s tile, concrete or wood subfloor. You might also opt for glue-down laminate flooring.
From how to cut laminate flooring to how to lay laminate flooring, our laminate flooring guides walk you through the basics of how to install laminate flooring in any room of your home. When it comes to your laminate flooring projects, don’t forget about the laminate trim, mouldings and coordinating laminate stair treads. It’s recommended that you buy about 10 percent more than you need, to account for cuts with your laminate flooring. Get more helpful information and tips in our laminate flooring installation cost guide.
If you’d rather leave the laminate flooring installation to the professionals, we can help. The Home Depot’s flooring installation professionals and contractors are local, licensed, insured, and undergo a thorough background-screening process. You’ll be enjoying your laminate flooring in no time.