Wood look laminate flooring in a modern Maple Ridge, BC home

Laminate flooring is a great alternative to hardwood

Laminate imitates wood flooring, and sometimes stone or ceramic. This multi-layer synthetic floor covering can be found in numerous domestic and exotic hardwood species. Textured laminate, like oiled wood, hand-scraped, and brushed, is popular. Family-run Diverse Flooring has a large selection of laminate as well as other types of flooring. There are alternatives to visiting our showroom in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Everyone in the Tri-Cities is welcome to request a virtual consultation. Also, we will send up to three samples to your home. Review our online catalog, then fill out the request form to get your samples.

How laminate flooring is made

The core of a laminate plank is made from wood by-products that are bonded with resins. A transparent wear layer protects the printed design layer. Some of the best floorings include a 10+ year warranty on the wear layer. Three-dimensional embossing helps to create a realistic image. Generally, plank thickness ranges from 6 mm to 12 mm. Because it's a thicker type of flooring, laminate is warm and comfortable to walk on. While a floor is water-resistant, spills should be cleaned up immediately, if possible. Prolonged exposure to water will damage the floor. Since the durable wear layer is tough, cleanup and maintenance are easy. Harsh cleaners should not be used.

How laminate flooring is installed

Wood-look laminate planks can often be clicked together to form a floor that floats over the subfloor. No glue is needed to complete the installation. Usually, a moisture barrier and padding are placed between the subfloor and planks. A combination foam underlay with an included moisture and vapor barrier is desirable. Laminate can be placed on concrete and some existing floors. It can be installed in some kitchens and basements, but it's not appropriate for bathrooms. The average lifespan for this type of flooring is between 15 and 25 years.

Diverse Flooring
serves Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and more from our Maple Ridge, BC showroom. In addition to flooring installation, we offer free in-home measurement, free design consultation, flood flooring restoration, and flooring repairs. We also offer the best price guarantee and a lifetime installation warranty. Convenient financing options are available.