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Oshawa Carpet One Floor & Home is your local laminate flooring store with a top selection of affordable, quality products. Modern laminate floors look just like natural hardwood and stone tile but are more budget-friendly. If you are worried about wear and accidents from children and pets, laminate is a great option. Today’s flooring technology has advanced over the years and now manufacturers can make more durable and realistic wood and tile looks. We even carry 100% waterproof laminate flooring as part of our selection. To learn more, visit our showroom in Oshawa.


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Laminate vs Hardwood

How exactly does laminate differ from natural hardwood? Laminate is made from multiple layers of composite wood that are fused together. The finish layer protects against scratches and impacts better than many hardwood brands. It still needs to be swept and maintained like hardwood, but the added durability provides the protection you need in a busy household. The next layer is the decorative layer, and this includes an high-definition image of natural wood. The images come from actual planks of wood, and this is the reason why laminate looks exactly like hardwood. The final layers, called the core and base layers, include fibreboard and other materials that add extra stability and even protect against some moisture. The result is a plank that looks and feels like hardwood, but is more affordable and moisture-resistant.


Where Can Laminate Be Installed?

Wherever you would install hardwood flooring, you can also install laminate. For example, you can install laminate in bedrooms, living rooms, offices, and children’s playrooms. You can even install laminate in places where you couldn’t with hardwood, like in kitchens and basements. We also have laminate that can be installed on your stairs, and some options that mirror natural stone and tile.


Installing Laminate Flooring

One of the major advantages of laminate flooring is that it is fast and simple to install, requiring less cost and labour. Most laminate floors are installed using a click-lock method in which the laminate planks are placed together like a puzzle over your subfloor. This is called a floating floor. If you’re working on a kitchen remodel or a space with cabinetry, we do not recommend installing laminate under cabinets as floating floors need room to naturally expand and contract. This can also cause complications in the future if you need to remove or replace damaged planks. Our experts will look into your specific space and provide personalized recommendations about what will work best for you.


How Long Does It Take To Lay Laminate Flooring?

Our team will work with your schedule to ensure our installation window works for you. The overall time to install will vary depending on the size and layout of the room, if the old flooring needs to be removed, if any furniture needs to be moved, if the trim needs to be worked on, and other such things. Our team is quick, but we also pay very close attention to detail, so we will not rush an installation.


Our Laminate Selection

We carry laminate brands like Nature's Walk, Torlys, and Mirror Lake. Our collections encompass both residential and light-use laminate flooring options. You’ll find an array of styles, ranging from rustic grey-washed designs to white oaks, dark walnuts, and much more. Be sure to visit our Oshawa showroom to check out our whole selection of laminate flooring.



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