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The price of laminate flooring is determined by various
factors. This section provides important information on different aspects that can affect the cost of your laminate floors.
laminate, refer to this section and use our Laminate Buying Guide checklists to keep track of expenses and floor
Laminate flooring cost is directly influenced by its level of durability. The more durable laminate
floors come with a higher price tag, as more work goes into their production. Keep in mind that while the more durable
laminate types are thicker – thickness is not always an indication of strength. In order to determine the actual laminate floor strength, check the AC
The core is one of the most important laminate layers as it determines floor durability. Laminate floors with denser
cores can handle more wear and tear than types with weak centers. This provides more stability and greater resistance to
moisture damage and denting.
In High Pressure Laminate (HPL), the laminate layers are treated separately and then fused directly to the core;
creating a stronger (and therefore more expensive) floor than Direct Pressure Laminate (DPL).
The decorative layer of laminate is a high resolution photograph of wood, tile or stone. This photograph is what helps
laminate to replicate the look of these other materials. High–quality print material and higher resolution photos will
result in higher pricing.
Backing is an important component in laminate flooring. Beware! Lower quality laminate has a thin backing providing
little protection making your floors susceptible to water damage.
Depending on where you purchase your laminate flooring materials, different warranties may be offered. Be sure to ask
if there is a warranty included and if your local retailer or flooring manufacturer offers an extended warranty.
When it comes to the cost of laminate floors and materials, brand name makes a difference. Certain brands or
manufacturers that have more recognition are generally more expensive than plain label or unknown entities due to their
professional reputation, time in the industry, and proven quality product. By default, a lesser–known brand may not
necessarily have a lower quality product, but the popularity and therefore usage and proven quality may not be comparable to
a company with a well–established reputation.
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