Did you know?
- The 1st laminate was Pergo.
- "Pergo®" is not the same as "laminate".
- Laminate is dent resistant.
- Laminates are only as good as the base.
- Green? Check glues & FSC* certification.
Want the high–end look of an expensive hardwood, stone or tile floor without the hefty price tag? Look no
further than laminate flooring.
Laminate flooring allows floor buyers to have their cake and eat it too. Available in a variety of designs and colors
that mimic much costlier floors, it is also a favorite of do–it–yourself flooring installers and is a breeze to
clean and maintain. Take a spin around this Laminate Flooring section and find out why so many people in the
market for new flooring are falling in love with laminate.
What is Laminate?
Imagine that money is no object; which type of flooring would you choose? Perhaps you're charmed by Chestnut or blown
away by Brazilian Cherry. Maybe you're mad about Marble or think Granite is just great. For most of us, money usually is an
object. Your flooring dreams don't have to vanish just because you discover the floor you want is much more than you
budgeted; installing laminate may be a cost–effective solution for you.
Laminate is actually made using several layers of material, topped off with a high–quality picture of whatever
flooring it is meant to imitate. That's right! If the flooring can be photographed, chances are a laminate version is
Laminate flooring is manufactured using one of two methods, direct or high pressure. The majority of laminate flooring is
made with Direct Pressure (DPL), which is the more affordable
of the two. High Pressure construction costs more to produce,
but the result is a stronger and more durable floor that can stand up to heavier traffic.
For more information about the manufacturing process of laminate floors, check out our "How They're Made" tab at the top
of the page. Navigate around the laminate flooring section using the other tabs above and the links along the left side of
this page. Bookmark FindAnyFloor.com and visit us whenever you're looking for the most current, accurate information to meet
your floor covering needs.
Leaning toward laminate flooring? Use our is laminate right for me section to get a quick look at how laminate lines
up with other types of flooring.
Laminate Flooring Resources
Wondering if laminate floors are the right flooring
choice for your home? To determine the suitability of this flooring product refer to the other laminate sections of
FindAnyFloor.com® to learn about the history of laminate
flooring; how laminate floors are manufactured; and
whether you should hire an installation professional or
If you're wondering what's big in laminate today, check out our Articles and Blogs.
Laminate Flooring Information | Help
- Types – Your laminate floor can look like
stone, wood and more.
- Care – It's easy to care for your laminate
floors. We'll tell you how.
- Buying Guides – Prepare to shop for
laminate by reviewing our buying guide.
- Flooring Estimator Tools – How much do
you need? Our estimator tools can help you calculate your flooring space.
- Installation Guide – Let our
pros guide you through installing your laminate floor.
- FAQs – Learn the answers to frequently asked questions
about laminate flooring.
- Glossary – Learn the basic definitions of
common laminate flooring terms.