It can be! There are now two versions of laminate flooring. Waterproof laminate keeps stains from absorbing, eliminating concerns about staining, buckling, and swelling. This product combines the beautiful, stylish, realistic, and affordable wood-look with functionality, making it ideal for any room in the house. The original, highly water-resistant one still has a chance, however remote, of water seepage, so it is not recommended for wet areas like the kitchen or bath. Make sure you are clear on which version you want.

What is laminate?

Laminate is a multi-layered product fused to make one entity with a top transparent aluminum oxide wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs, an image/design layer, a core, and an underlayment.

The waterproof version has a unique construction with coatings and a high-level core that keeps spills from absorbing, staining, buckling, or swelling. It is spillproof from top to bottom, meaning you can overturn a cup of coffee or drop a gallon of milk on it, wipe, and it will look good as new. 

Style and savings

Sometimes even the flooring experts can’t tell wood looks from the real thing. Images are taken with high-definition photography and are so clear and accurate you see every grain, swirl, knot, and veining variation. The floors also include micro beveling and deep embossing for depth, dimension, and textured appearances; they also follow all industry trends so that you can get anything, even the trending grey laminate flooring.

These floors are most often associated with wood and are cut into planks to resemble hardwood boards. They can, however, also be cut into square tile-sized pieces to echo stone or tile. For the firmest, most authentic feeling, opt for a thicker product of at least 10-mm or 12-mm. 

Low maintenance requires only a daily sweeping and weekly mopping with an installation that can be a fast and uncomplicated floating floor. With this technique, the pieces click together, mat, then hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue.

Floors to your Houston door

To shop in the comfort of your own home, call us for an appointment, and we will visit you with our fully stocked mobile showroom. You’ll learn about laminate flooring and get a free estimate. We’re headquartered in Houston, TX, and service Conroe, Humble, Spring, and Katy.