Selecting Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring allows you to get the look and feel of domestic hardwood, rare exotic hardwood, or expensive stone at a fraction of the cost. Laminate can visually replicate the look of wood, stone, brick, and ceramic because of its highly detailed photography of the original material. The image is coupled with advanced embossing that adds realistic texture to the floor surface.
A laminate floor can be used in virtually any room in your home. Laminate does have some sensitivity to excessive moisture so it would not be appropriate in a bathroom or outdoor use. Laminate is not a replacement for anything. It has come into its own as a separate and distinct flooring category. It possesses all its own features, stylings and performance benefits that are completely unique.
What’s Your look?
Laminates can be found in a variety of species along with precision surface treatments that follow the décor grain. You can even get hand-scraped for the antique look or oil finishes for the high-end look. Laminate comes in long planks or you can opt for the new, casual wide plank or the tailored narrow plank.
If you’re into stone and tile, the same kind of embossing that goes into laminate wood decors is used to create fabulous ceramic and porcelain tile as well as stone installations in the popular 16- inch formats.
Giving a room or your home a whole new look with laminate is easy, fast, and not messy at all. Laminate is usually “floated” over the subfloor. That means it’s not glued, nailed, taped or stapled. After leaving a small fraction of an inch around the perimeter of the room, laminate clicks together in place. It locks tightly with virtually no gaps between pieces. Details like trim, transitions and moldings are best handled by us as your flooring specialists. With years of experience, we can provide a quality installation that will give you the look you expect.
The most important feature of laminate is the underlayment. This is a cushiony material that absorbs sound, helps to keep the floating floor in place and acts as a moisture barrier. The underlayment is purchased separately and put down like a carpet cushion. However, in some laminates, it comes pre-attached to each piece of laminate. We advise you to consider purchasing the best you can afford to get the most features and benefits.
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Selecting Laminate Flooring in Denver, Golden CO and Surrounding Areas
Meet with one of our design consultants to discuss your flooring or window covering project. We offer all types of flooring including wood, stone, tile, luxury vinyl and carpeting. Our custom window coverings from Hunter Douglas include blinds, shades, shutters, draperies and motorization options. With more than 100 years of combined experience, the staff of Bretz Interiors can handle any project.
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Our Showroom is in Lakewood, CO but we also provide free in-home appointments throughout the Greater Denver area including Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Westminster, Littleton, Morrison, and the neighborhood of Applewood, CO, and surrounding areas.