Laminate Flooring in Arkansas
Laminate flooring gives us endlessly durable options at an outstanding value. Whether you prefer the look of hardwood, stone, or tile, laminate flooring is a terrific choice for those who previously felt limited by their space or their budget.
Appealing to residential and commercial customers alike, laminate floors are easy to care for and quite sturdy. Akel's Carpet One Floor & Home is the region’s destination for the latest laminate flooring products.
Is Laminate Flooring Better Than Vinyl or Hardwood?
Compared to hardwood and vinyl flooring, laminate flooring is significantly more affordable, while offering various rewards.
While we wouldn’t directly compare it to actual hardwood, laminate flooring has convincing looks that can fool even the most seasoned eyes. It’s denser than vinyl flooring and other hardwood alternatives.
With its low upfront costs, laminate flooring has a long and durable shelf life. It has a protective top layer, which can readily be wiped or swept clean. Built-in layers make for a density that can withstand heavy foot traffic, so this flooring is often found in commercial settings – but you’ll also love it for your hectic household.
Is Laminate Flooring Completely Waterproof?
Although the bulk of laminate flooring is moisture-resistant rather than fully waterproof, there are exciting exceptions to this rule.
Waterproof laminate flooring achieves its incredible abilities via a resin-soaked, watertight core. This effectively prevents significant splashes and splatters from sinking below the surface, causing planks to bulge or shrink. Waterproof products are your best bet when covering the floors in your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry area.
Installing Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring can be installed in any interior space. It holds strong against moisture, scratches, and stains. It works well in kitchens, as well as finished basements, for these very reasons. With hundreds of options to consider, you might be tempted to use laminate everywhere- and we can’t say we blame you. Quick and simple to install, laminate flooring can even be installed by a determined DIY-er.
If you choose to install a laminate floor, you'll need:
- Laminate Planks
- Plastic sheeting
- Tapping block
- Spacers and molding
- Transition thresholds
- Glue, finished nails, wood putty
- Gloves, hammer, utility knife, saw, tape measure
Still, sound a little complicated? For most of us, flooring installation can be a tedious project, overall.
To avoid the risk, hiring a professional is the best way to have durable laminate flooring that can last for many years.
Our Laminate Flooring Selection
Akel's Carpet One has Arkansas’ most comprehensive inventory of laminate flooring. As members of Carpet One Floor & Home, which is the continent’s greatest cooperative of independent flooring & design stores, we can offer you the buying power of over a thousand other stores, along with the localized expertise you’ve come to trust.
Visit us in Sherwood or Little Rock today and explore endless possibilities with laminate flooring or shop online at your convenience.
Caring for Laminate Floors
Since laminate is wear-resistant, it remains easy to clean and maintain. Visit our Flooring Guide to learn about laminate maintenance.
HOW DO I CARE FOR LAMINATE?