Laminate flooring continues to be one of our best selling flooring surfaces. Homeowners in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcountry love laminate for its stunning appearance, durability, and budget friendly price. Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of Charleston answer some commonly asked questions about laminate flooring below.

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Is laminate flooring waterproof?

Laminate flooring is not waterproof. That’s because laminate is made from recycled hardwood. However, laminate flooring is very durable can still withstand minor spills. If you have a room that gets very wet, like a bathroom, we recommend a tile floor or a vinyl floor.

What is laminate wood?

Laminate wood is simply laminate flooring with a wood look finish on its design layer. Homeowners in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcounty often choose laminate wood because it’s more durable than traditional hardwood. This durability comes from its unique composition of several composite wood layers pressed together. Compared to traditional hardwood, laminate flooring is typically more affordable in both materials and installation costs.

What is laminate tile?

Laminate tile is also just laminate flooring with a tile pattern printed on its design layer. Because of incredible advancements in laminate flooring technology, homeowners can achieve the beautiful appearance of exotic flooring surfaces like marble and travertine at a fraction of the price.

Is there a difference between white laminate flooring and black laminate flooring?

The only difference between white laminate flooring and black laminate flooring is the color of the design layer. Whether you choose white or black (or any other color for that matter) is up to you. We actually offer free in-home design consultations for residents of the Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcounty areas. We can help you best select the laminate flooring design to make your home shine.

 

Don’t hesitate to book that in-home consultation by calling the number below.   Floor Coverings International of Charleston is your one stop shop for all your flooring needs!

 

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