Laminate is the embodiment of utility - it has the aesthetic and texture of hardwood, but it's more affordable, easier to install and can actually be harder. A true work-horse floor covering, it is very hard-wearing, cleanable and can be installed in any context.
Quality laminate emulates hardwood quite convincingly. Modern printing methods are able to accurately recreate unique hardwood grain patterns. No need to compromise on the latest hardwood trends either, with many lines of laminate recreating the aesthetic innovations we see in hardwood.
Quality laminate feels as real underfoot as it appears to the eye. With innovative 3D printing methods, manufacturers are getting more and more accurate when it comes to recreating the texture of hardwood: individual boards, the bevels between them, surface variation and intricate grain patterns included.
Two qualities of laminate set it apart: first, laminate is the hardest synthetic floor covering, and second, it comes in a ‘floating floor format’ which means it can just as easily be installed in apartments, condos and basements as in a typical wood-frame construction home. Laminate’s durability is such that it sometimes outlasts even hardwood or tile.
In Calgary, choosing the right laminate means keeping two things in mind. First, what is your style? Second, what is your lifestyle? Choosing the right laminate is all about knowing what will suit your home and knowing what kind of performance you require.
You know your taste and your lifestyle, and we know laminate. We will get to know your story and your vision so that we can help you find the right laminate for your Calgary home. Come into our showroom and we will help you create a space that feels like yours.
As a floating, hard-surface floor, most laminate is well suited for all rooms. If however, you want laminate in a high-moisture room like the bathroom, it’s best to go with a water-resistant version. Laminate can be installed over concrete or plywood, so it can go in basements and condominiums. Its hardness and wear resistance makes it a perfect fit for high traffic areas like hallways, kitchens and entryways.