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Laminate flooring is a popular flooring choice due to its durability, manageability, versatility, and close resemblance to luxury hardwood, at a fraction of the price.
At Chestnut Flooring, we carry a wide array of laminate flooring options from leading Canadian and European manufacturers. As a laminate flooring Toronto wholesale provider, we offer the best price without compromising quality. Regardless of your décor style, if you are looking to update your space, laminate flooring is an excellent option.
One of the greatest advantages of laminate flooring is its durability.
The top layer of laminate consists of an extremely resilient melamine plastic, which helps to protect it from damage. The middle layer, or core, of laminate is comprised of high-density fiberboard, strengthened with a resin which contributes to its durability. As a result, it is resistant to scratches, dents, and everyday wear and tear. This makes it an excellent option for high traffic areas of your home or for individuals with busy children or pets.
In addition, unlike solid hardwood flooring, marble, or carpet, laminate flooring will not fade when exposed to sunlight and is stain resistant. The bottom, or backing layer of laminate panels is designed to resist moisture and mold, which further contributes to laminate’s durability, helping to prevent boards from warping. Our high quality laminate flooring comes with a 25-year warranty, so you can feel confident that you are making a sound investment.
Once installed, laminate flooring is incredibly easy to maintain, which makes it an excellent option for busy individuals.
Dirt and debris can be swept or vacuumed and a damp cloth or mop can be used to clean up spills or stains. Although it is resistant to moisture, it is important to ensure that laminate does not get too wet, as excess water can seep between the boards. A mat should be kept at the front entrance to protect the floor from dirt and moisture. Laminate is particularly well suited to individuals who suffer from allergies, as it does not absorb dust.
Like hardwood, laminate flooring is incredibly versatile, as it is available in a variety of different finishes, widths, and textures. Whether you prefer dark or light, wide or thin, country or contemporary, there is a laminate that suits your personal style. In addition, it is available in a number of species patterns, such as chestnut, walnut, oak, hickory, maple, bamboo, pine, and birch and several styles, including hand scraped, embossed, and high gloss. Our design experts will work with you to help you select the best laminate for your space.
As an added bonus, laminate flooring is also environmentally friendly because its core is comprised of ecologically sustainable pine trees or wood waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Unlike hardwood flooring, it does not impact trees which are exotic or endangered.
Toronto laminate flooring has recently gained popularity due to its cost-effectiveness.
It is less expensive than carpet and typically half the price of hardwood. If you love the look of hardwood but it is not within your budget, cheap laminate flooring is an excellent solution. In fact, thanks to developments in technology, laminate now has an incredibly realistic appearance, which mimics the stains, graining and texture of hardwood, often making it difficult to distinguish between the two. Its durability makes it a wise investment, as it will not need to be replaced for many years. If you are looking for cheap laminate flooring in Toronto, look no further than Chestnut Flooring, a top of the line discount flooring provider.
One of the factors which impacts the price of laminate is the number of layers present. Direct Pressure Laminate (DPL) is a less expensive option, as it is comprised of three or four layers of composite wood, which are merged between 300 and 600 pounds per inch of pressure at approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit. High Pressure Laminate (HPL) is a more expensive option as it contains five layers of composite wood, offering added protection. The top layers and backing are treated individually before being merged with the core layers at 1300 pounds per inch of pressure.
Laminate wood installation is also significantly cheaper than hardwood installation due to its simple tongue and groove installation method. In most instances, it can be installed for 50% of the cost of hardwood installation. Although you can install laminate on your own, it is best to leave it to our professionals in order to ensure optimal results.
Cons of Laminate
Although the pros outweigh the cons, it is important to be aware of the downfalls of laminate before determining the best flooring for you.
Unlike hardwood, which can be sanded and resurfaced numerous times, laminate that is worn or damaged cannot be easily repaired. While in some cases, individual boards can be replaced, it is often necessary to redo damaged laminate floors.
Laminate is moisture resistant, which means it is suitable for installation in areas such as kitchens and powder rooms, which are semi-moist, however, it should not be installed in areas of high moisture as excess moisture or water can cause the boards to swell and warp. Although laminate flooring is quite durable and typically resistant to scratching, it can be damaged with sharp objects or claws. As a result, it may not be suitable for individuals with large dogs .
In addition, laminate allows you to achieve the look of hardwood, but does not increase your home’s resale value the way that solid hardwood does. If this is an important factor for you, you may want to consider solid hardwood.
Visit Our Showroom
To learn more and to determine whether laminate flooring is right for you, we welcome you to visit our showroom, conveniently located in Vaughan. When it comes to your home, you should never settle for second best; at Chestnut Flooring, we are proud to be one of the best flooring stores in Toronto. Our design experts will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the design and installation of your new floors.