The flooring industry is always making new strides in technology and innovation, and laminate is no exception. Today’s laminate collections look virtually indistinguishable from genuine hardwood, and they even come in stone and tile looks now. In addition, laminate is much more durable and water-repellent than in the past, making it an excellent choice for any space in your home. At Mercer Carpet One Floor & Home in Westminster, MD, we’re here to help you find a floor that’s perfect for your space, and that will stay looking beautiful for many years to come.
While laminate floors are a perfect alternative to hardwood, they’re not made from real hardwood. Instead, they’re created by gluing together layers of composite wood with a high-definition visual at the surface that echoes mahogany, maple, oak, hickory, birch, and other premium wood species. This layered construction creates structural stability so that the floor resists warping when exposed to humidity, heavy foot traffic, and spills.
While in the past laminate floors were only water-resistant, today they’re available in 100% waterproof varieties. Waterproof laminate floors provide a high-end appearance for your space that’s both stylish and performance-orientated. In addition to being able to handle moisture, laminate brands like our Mirror Lake® collection have one of the toughest finishes in the industry, making them extremely scratch, dent, and stain-resistant.
Laminate flooring is easy to install and requires minimal time and labor. It’s possible to have your laminate flooring in place and ready to walk on the same day as installation. You can also choose laminate that’s waterproof, which is common in commercial and high-traffic settings. This type of flooring is also perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and other areas that solid hardwood isn’t recommended.
We’re your local flooring store, and we offer a top selection of laminate products. Our laminate collections include a variety of styles and colors. We even have planks that feature intricate textures and reactive staining to give the floor the most authentic appearance possible. As a member of Carpet One, the largest flooring cooperative in North America, we have superior buying power so we can pass on lower flooring prices to you. A few of the laminate brands you’ll find in our showroom include Mirror Lake, Mannington's Restorations, Shaw's Repel, Mohawk's RevWood, and QuickStep's NatureTek.
Laminate vs Luxury Vinyl
Laminate and luxury vinyl are often compared with one another. There are important distinctions between these two flooring options.