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Vinyl vs. Laminate: What’s the Difference?

When you’re looking for budget-friendly, easy-care flooring options, vinyl and laminate are often the first two suggestions you’ll get. While these two types of floors have much in common, they have a few key differences that are important to consider when deciding upon which one to install in your home. . . . Read more

About Commercial Laminate Flooring

Laminate, a versatile flooring material developed to meet homeowners’ needs, can also be used in commercial settings. As a commercial floor, laminate is highly favorable because it requires minimal maintenance and commercial-grade laminate flooring is made to withstand the heavy foot traffic that goes with these busy settings. How to . . . Read more

Laminate Flooring AC Ratings

What is an AC Rating? An AC rating is a common term used to indicate the durability level of laminate flooring. These ratings are applied to all laminate floors by an independent body known as European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF). To help buyers understand the difference in durability among laminate flooring products, . . . Read more

Laminate Flooring History

Laminate Flooring Beginnings Remember Formica? And thinking that Formica is laminate and laminate is Formica? Well, that was never totally true. Formica was a laminate countertop named after the manufacturer. And the lamination process, which is simply the fusing together of different layers of material, has come to represent a . . . Read more