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Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is one of the most purchased floor coverings on the market. Here at Grand Floors, we are proud to offer the right flooring for every budget and every lifestyle.

This flooring takes on the look of a real wood finish but without the real wood price tag. The floorboards are made from HDF (High-Density Fiberboard) with a high-quality resolution photo, covered with abrasion coatings (AC rating), which makes it very durable.

Grand Floors recommends AC4 and AC5 rated laminates.

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Durable and Scratch Resistant

These floorboards are very durable because of their pressed composite base and abrasive coating. This base allows for the floorboards to be virtually impact proof. The abrasive coating (AC4 & AC5) on the floorboard allows laminates to have superior scratch resistance, which is ideal for high traffic areas and they are also pet friendly. High quality brands tend to keep their colours when exposed to sunlight, and cleaning products.

The overall durability is a major benefit when choosing laminate over other floor choices on the market.

How to Clean Laminate Floors

Cleaning your floor is a very simple process because of its AC wear layer, which defends the floors from staining. Vacuuming and sweeping should take place regularly to remove dirt from the surface. When a major spill of any liquid does take place, clean it up as soon as possible to maintain the structure of the boards.

When mopping, use a small amount of Grand Floors' environmentally friendly spray cleaner. We recommend staying away from vinegar and acidic fluids so that your floor will appear newer longer.

Choosing Laminate Flooring

Choosing a the right product is a design savvy, homeowners dream. Many more design options become possible to the purchaser. With thousands of different types on the market, it is easy to understand why it has become so popular for households with high traffic.

To ensure the most authentic look, do not choose "cheap laminate flooring" as this would suggest that the product is poorly made. Most products are cost effective but “cheap” should not be the reason you choose your floor.

Chairs On Dark Laminate

The ABC's of Installing Laminate Flooring

The majority of brands that you can purchase today possess a drop click and locking system. This type of flooring is very simple for the do-it-yourself clients who are looking to save on labour costs. Laminate flooring can be installed on any subfloor, as long as it is level. It does have to be installed on underlay foam, which gives the floating effect of this type of flooring.

Grey Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring Prices

If easy installation and infinite style choice are not enough to convince you to choose laminates for your home, maybe the exceptionally reasonable prices will seal the deal. The materials used to create the floorboards are generally less expensive than extraction and installation of hardwood. Achieving your budget goals becomes much simpler when you choose this type of flooring for your home.


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    When you choose your floor we will be happy to deliver your products into the home.


Common Questions About Laminate Flooring

Yes, a subfloor is necessary. The subfloor is what ensures that your floor is flat and stable. Without a subfloor your flooring will not look its best. Underlayment is also recommended for laminate flooring installation.

These floorboards are made using high-density fibreboard (HDF) –not wood but it uses wood fibres. Quality brands offer a real wood look and the floorboard comes equipped with a high-quality photo, to make the product look as real as possible, including textures.

A floating floor is a type of flooring where nailing and gluing are not required for installation (Laminates, some engineered, some vinyl). When laying floors the term floating refers to the idea that the floor is floating on top of the subfloor or underlayment.

No, laminates cannot be refinished like hardwood and engineered products. This is true because this type of flooring is not a &real wood& product. On the bright side, they have a durable finish, which makes them very scratch resistant.

Depending on the flooring you choose, and the traffic in your home, the best brands can last anywhere from 10-25 years. If you provide appropriate maintenance and cleaning, you can ensure a long lasting floor. For high traffic areas make sure you choose a flooring with a superior wear layer – incorporating aluminum oxide for extra strength, this will aid in the lifespan of your floor.


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