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Laminate flooring is made of wood byproducts

Consider laminate if you are looking for budget-friendly flooring that is made of a natural, not synthetic, material. This floor covering is also ideal if you desire a wood look in the bathroom. Laminate mimics both hardwood and tile, and it comes in many styles. Rhodes Carpet & Installation is a laminate flooring retailer in Washington, Pennsylvania, that offers the trendiest flooring brands. We are an accredited BBB business that offers free measurements and estimates.

Laminate wood flooring

Laminate is a durable multi-layer wood flooring that resists stains and scratches. This floor covering is warm underfoot and soft to walk or stand on. The thickness, which makes deep embossing possible, for planks and tiles ranges from 6 mm to 12 mm. With this deep embossing comes accurate images of the natural materials the flooring mimics. The fiberboard core is topped by the image layer, which is protected by a clear wear layer. The durability of laminate flooring is measured with an abrasion rating system. Look for an Abrasion Criteria rating of AC3.

Waterproof laminate flooring

Waterproof, not standard, laminate should be installed in moisture-prone areas like bathrooms. It's important to read the manufacturer's guidelines to learn more about a brand's resistance to water. Likely, the flooring will repel water for a particular amount of time rather than indefinitely. Expect to find that any of these brands may be damaged if covered in water for two or more days. While this flooring won't absorb water when it is cleaned up in a short amount of time, immediate removal is best. Waterproof laminate is more costly and styles are limited.
Modern laminate flooring in Washington County, PA from Rhodes Carpet & Installation

Laminate flooring installation in Washington County, PA

Usually, laminate boards and tiles are designed to be clicked together and locked. Then the finished floor can support itself with no connection to the subfloor. Glue is not needed. This floating floor can be installed over wood, concrete, and some existing floors. Also, it can be placed over radiant heat. Separate underlayment, which enhances and protects the flooring, may be needed if it is not already attached to the planks or tiles.

Rhodes Carpet & Installation has been privileged to serve Washington County, Pennsylvania, since 1973. Our customers can confirm that we deliver premium quality flooring and service that exceeds expectations. It’s easy to get started on your laminate flooring upgrade. You can visit our showroom in Washington during regular hours or schedule an after-hours appointment. Mohawk financing makes any project stress free.