Laminate Flooring Selections
At Michaels, we carry a great selection of 8, 10, 12 and 14mm laminates. Choose from manufacturers such as Beaulieu, Richmond, Krontex, Kraus, Shaw or Quickstlye to name a few. Speak to us about your laminate floor installation needs, and we can provide you with the best fit options for you.
Laminate flooring combines natural looking designs with a tough, durable finish and can be used in almost any area of the home. Today’s laminate flooring comes in a huge array of styles, colors and textures that are more realistic than ever, with looks that include exotic hardwoods such as Brazilian Cherry, Mahogany and Walnut, and the classics of Oak, Pine, and Maple. They also offer realistic designs and can replicate the characteristics of the popular handscraped hardwood floors.
So what exactly is laminate flooring?
Typically Laminate floors are a photograph of wood consisting of the following layers from top to bottom:
- Wear layer
- Pattern or “image” layer
- Processed wood core: usually M.D.F. (medium density fibre board) or H.D.F. (high density fibre board)
- Balancing layer (usually with a moisture barrier)
These layers are manufactured into flooring by one of two methods. They are either High Pressure Laminates (HPL), or Direct Pressure Laminates (DPL). With the DPL method, all the layers are bonded together under extreme heat and pressure at one time. HPL is done in more than one step. Typically the wear layer and image layer are bonded together, and then those two layers are bonded to the core in a separate step.
Visit our showroom today, and we can show you all the laminate floors we have to offer and how they can benefit you and your family!