Laminate FlooringLaminate is a more durable alternative to wood and stone
Laminate Flooring in Kalispell
Masterpiece Carpet One in Kalispell, MT is your local flooring leader, as we offer one of the area’s best selections of quality options and services. We, for example, have you and your home covered when it comes to laminate flooring. Laminate is a more durable, yet equally-stylish, alternative to hardwood.
In the past, there was no mistaking laminate for hardwood because the looks simply were not authentic. But, because of advancements in digital printing, modern-day laminate flooring does look exactly like real hardwood. All laminate floors have special design layers that feature high-definition wood visuals, and these design layers are protected by a strong top layer. The top layer, which is called the wear layer, resists scratches and scuffs must better than wood, and it also does well combat moisture. So, laminate floors, unlike hardwood floors, never need to be refinished.
Furthermore, laminate flooring is reinforced with core and base layers. These extra layers provide exceptional dimensional stability to each laminate plank, so laminate can handle heavy foot traffic and other external impacts. More importantly, although laminate flooring is not considered 100% waterproof, it does handle moisture and humidity much better than hardwood. Laminate planks, in fact, will rarely, if ever, expand or contract when exposed to moisture.
What about installation? Laminate flooring installation tends to be quicker and easier than hardwood installation, especially because higher-end laminate options offer “click” installations. The laminate planks will perfect attach and click together without any special adhesive.
We recommend choosing laminate as an alternative to hardwood if you live in a home with children and pets. Laminate simply will hold up better to spills, stains, foot traffic, and other common stresses. There are also some super-strong laminate options that are suitable for commercial spaces.
As part of our laminate flooring selection, we offer styles from Northwest Trends, which is a regional exclusive. Northwest Trends laminate is available in styles and designs that perfectly fit Montana homes. In addition, we offer Quick Step laminate.