Do you love the look of wood floors, but your wallet is just saying no to genuine material? Good news!

You can get a great, affordable, attractive alternative with laminate flooring. It looks like wood, stone, or tile and comes in many colors and styles.

These days it’s even embossed to create textured looks. Here’s why it may be a great practical choice for you.

Durable enough for wear by kids, pets, and heavy foot traffic

Just choose the right product for your installation. The last thing you want is to put a product meant for walls or low-traffic rooms into a busy area, like the hallway. 

The AC (Abrasion Criteria) Rating is a rating system that determines the product’s strength. 

For residential use, the best laminate flooring is AC-3 or AC-4.  

Laminate flooring is easy to maintain

Sweep daily with a soft-bristled broom. If you choose to vacuum, remove the beater bars, as those agitating brushes can scratch.

Every two months or so–and this schedule may change, depending on your lifestyle–clean with a damp (not dripping!) microfiber cloth and a laminate cleaner.

Easy installation

Pieces form a mat with a clicking mechanism, then hover over the subfloor without nails, staples, or glue. Subfloors need only be clean, level, and dry.

Hypoallergenic capabilities

Laminate flooring is a hard surface. These surfaces don't harbor allergens and are easy to clean, two priorities for allergy sufferers.

Waterproof laminate flooring

Original laminate is made with wood byproducts. Wood, as you probably already know, can be damaged by water and moisture; it's often avoided for installation in kitchens, baths, and other wet areas.

The waterproof laminate flooring version has a non-wood construction. This eliminates concerns about peeling, rippling, and staining.

When shopping for laminate, specify whether you want the new waterproof or the original version.

Sacramento area’s choice for flooring

At Palm Tile & Stone Gallery, understand the importance of value. Laminate flooring gives you both aesthetics and function at a great price.

Visit our showroom
in Sacramento, CA. You'll see laminate products like Rivercrest by Mohawk's RevWood. We work on residential and commercial projects in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, and Elk Grove, CA.