Upgrading your flooring is easy and affordable with laminate flooring choices from RIC Flooring.


Laminate flooring is beautiful and durable and can provide the look of stone, tile, or hardwood. Additionally, you will get exceptional durability and low maintenance. You will also find that the best laminate flooring is affordable, letting you get more for your money.


What is Laminate Flooring?


Laminate flooring was invented in 1977 by Perstorp, a Swedish company, that used the idea of essentially “recycling” waste wood by applying binding chemicals, heat, and high pressure to create a new form of floor coverings.


Currently, laminate is a synthetic flooring that is created by fusing multiple layers of materials through a “lamination” process. Usually the inner layer is made of melamine resin and fiberboard, while the outer layers are processed to look like stone or wood. The look of laminate flooring can be achieved through a photo applique; however, laminate flooring replicates the natural texture, grain, and color of traditional hardwoods. All flooring of this type has a clear coat of varnish or resin to give it its durability and sheen.


The Look of Wood and Stone


If you want the look of traditional hardwood flooring at a lower cost, laminate flooring is a great choice. Laminate looks like hardwood floors, and it even sounds like hardwood flooring when you walk across it.


The best laminate floor options are available in a variety of looks and colors, such as pine, bamboo, maple, cherry, and oak. If you want even more choices, you get to choose from different finishes such as embossed, white-wash, distressed and high gloss. Stone laminate flooring can resemble high-end look of stone, marble and more — all with realistic textures.


Less Maintenance


Laminate flooring is easier to take care of and best of all, it won’t scratch and scuff like regular wood floors. Those with kids and pets will find that laminate flooring is a perfect solution as it stands up to everyday wear and tear and is tough enough for those high-traffic areas.


The best laminate flooring is easy to take care of. It doesn’t require special cleaners, and most of these types of floors only need a regular sweeping to maintain their best looks. With less time spent on maintaining the great looks of your flooring, you love the extra time you can spend doing things you really enjoy!


Laminate flooring’s life expectancy is about a decade; however, these types of floors can last for many more years if properly maintained.


Laminate Flooring is Water Resistant


If you are looking for durability and ease of use, you’ll love the fact that laminate flooring is water resistant. The super tough resin finish gives this flooring this added benefit. Imagine not having to worry about spills, splashes and other sources of moisture that could harm your flooring.


This also means that laminate can be installed in rooms that would not be conducive to traditional hardwood, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Basements can also benefit from laminate flooring installation. You can now have stylish flooring for any room in your home.


Even More Benefits


Laminate flooring can even provide some health benefits! If someone in your home is an allergy sufferer, laminate floors can help. This type of flooring repels dust and other allergens by giving them no place to hide. Plus, the underlayment of this type of flooring protects the floor from moisture that can form mold. The easy-clean function of this flooring also provides added defenses against allergens.

         

Easy Installation


Laminate planks are installed as “floating” floors. This method’s main feature is an interlocking system to make installation easy and fast. This type of flooring can also be placed on almost any kind of existing flooring, including tile, wood subfloor, or even concrete. Some laminate flooring selections offer a glue-down feature that allows for even more installation options. You will be walking on your beautiful new floors as soon as the RIC Flooring installation team is finished.


When considering the best laminate flooring options for your home, you’ll be glad to know that these flooring brands also include matching trim, molding, and accessories for stair installations. Everything will match and will accent your home’s style and décor.


Choose the Best Laminate Flooring from RIC Flooring


RIC Flooring has a large showroom in Marion, IA, offering a wealth of services and products to our Marion, Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Iowa City, and Waterloo customers. We invite you to visit us to find out how we can serve your laminate flooring needs.


We offer the best laminate flooring brands available including Parkay Floors in a variety of styles and colors such as traditional or hand-scraped wood finishes.


When you visit our showroom, our highly trained, knowledgeable associates will be on hand to help you with your flooring project. We’ll answer all your questions, help you browse our extensive inventory, and make sure it’s a flooring experience you won’t soon forget.


We look forward to serving you.