Laminate is an excellent alternative to other flooring options. It tends to be less expensive and doesn’t usually require much maintenance. Bode Floors is committed to helping you sift through a wide range of options to find what works best for you.
Laminate floors are synthetic and can be made to mimic a variety of other flooring materials, including ceramic, tile, and slate. However, they are most often designed to resemble wood. Laminate flooring can be found in a variety of species. At Bode Floors, we offer everything from the hand-scraped option that provides a rustic look to oil finishes that create a more high-end appearance. Laminate traditionally comes in long planks, but newer styles include casual wide planks or tailored narrow planks.
Laminate flooring provides many benefits. For instance, it is stain and fade resistant and tends to repel water. It does not require any special cleaners or treatments to keep its appearance. Plus, laminate flooring never needs to be waxed or polished.
The most important feature of laminate flooring is the underlayment. This is a material that absorbs sound, keeps the floor planks in place, and acts as a moisture barrier. The underlayment is purchased separately and put down like a carpet cushion. In some laminates, it comes pre-attached to each plank.
At our Bode Floors showroom, our flooring experts can show you how laminate can be the right choice for your home. To schedule an appointment with a member of our staff, call us at 410-381-5900 or contact us online.