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Why you should choose laminate floors

One reason is laminate flooring can look like hardwood but is more budget-friendly. That's not the only one, however, so read on to find out more. 55 Flooring who, for 25 years, has been serving the Orange County, CA area, has one big goal: Whether you're a homeowner, contractor, or builder, we will guide you to the right flooring choice for your needs.

Our full flooring inventory includes premium products at competitive prices. If you are looking for laminate flooring in Anaheim, CA, be sure to visit us. We'll be happy to show you a wide assortment of colors, patterns, and designs of this terrific product. Our showroom is in Anaheim, CA and we serve Orange County, including Anaheim, Newport Beach, Irvine, Tustin Ranch, and surrounds.

What is laminate?

It is a layered product, made from pressed wood which is durable and scratch-resistant. The floor is also protected by the top layer, a clear plastic wear sheet coated with aluminum oxide. The bottom layer is an underlayment that acts both as a noise insulator and a moisture barrier. Many products come pre-attached, but be sure to discuss this in detail with your laminate flooring retailer.
Modern laminate flooring in Irvine, CA from 55 Flooring

Savings without sacrificing style

Because of modern technology, such as 3D printing, images have vibrant colors and clear images of knots, grains, and swirls. There are also embossing features so the floor can look wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, or distressed. They are available in matte, gloss, or high gloss finishes. It can even be cut into planks to mimic hardboard boards, or tiles with an almost unlimited number of colors and patterns.

Keep in mind that you can also get laminate that mimics anything from polished marble to slate, travertine, limestone, and quartz. This low maintenance product requires only frequent sweeping and periodic mopping with a damp (not wet) mop with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Laminate is strong enough to withstand almost anything, but do be aware that it’s made from wood products. Wood can be damaged by excess water, so wipe spills immediately and don’t let soggy towels stay on the floor too long, or water can seep in between the joints.

Laminate installation is a snap and also DIY-friendly, which adds to the affordability. Click the pieces together to form a surface mat, then "float" it directly over the subfloor. No glue or nails are necessary.