Learn more about your laminate flooring options in Pleasanton, CA

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Chances are if you’re looking to put in new flooring, you’ve heard the praises of laminate flooring. Durable and inexpensive, laminate has come a long way in the last couple of years. 

Misconceptions about laminate might have painted a very distinct picture in your mind. Instead, today’s laminate flooring gives you easy to put together snap-in options that are almost unrecognizable from traditional hardwood. 

Curious about your options? Let’s jump right in. 

What Are the Different Types of Laminate Flooring? 

Modern laminate flooring comes in two types: engineered wood and plastic laminate. Engineered wood is made from real wood and an acrylic finish. Plastic laminate is artificial. While there are pros and cons to each option, both come in 1/4in thick planks that snap together. 

So where are the differences? 

Engineered wood is hardier, standing up against scratches and everyday wear and tear. However, plastic laminate stands up better against moisture and harder wear and tear, like pets or kids. 

So after you’ve picked a type of laminate, what comes next? 

Choosing the Right Style

laminate flooring samplesWhile engineered versus plastic is a good way to narrow down your search, there are other things to consider…

Where do you want to install your laminate flooring?

Do you need something sturdier? 

If it’s a bathroom area or an area that sees any moisture at all, you’re probably better off installing plastic laminate. Things like grain pattern and gloss can all affect how your floor holds up over the years.

That’s not all…

You’ll also need to look at how even your subflooring is, as this can affect the actual process of putting the laminate planks together, especially with wide planks. 

Ultimately, the type of laminate flooring that you pick needs to depend on the needs and wants of your house. Finding the right type is half the battle, but Floor Coverings International is there to answer all your questions. 

Why Floor Coverings International

At Floor Coverings International East Bay, we are your local Pleasanton laminate flooring experts! Our mobile showroom is filled with thousands of samples and can be brought right to your home.

The best part?

Our trained design associates will work with you to select the perfect laminate flooring for your unique home, family, budget, and style. They will also provide you with a free proposal and estimate. We even have a local team of installers who will be in and out of your house in no time!

Are you ready to get to work on your new flooring project? Give the experts at Floor Coverings International East Bay a call today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We proudly serve the greater East Bay, Pleasanton, San Ramon area.

We look forward to working with you!