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Laminate Guide


Ever-resilient and always stylish, the world of laminate flooring continues to flourish. Modern innovation has made laminate one of our favorite hardwood alternatives while also giving us plenty of styles to emulate tile and stone looks. At Carpeteria Carpet One Floor & Home of Goleta, CA, discover greater Santa Barbara's most comprehensive assortment of in-stock and special order laminates to satisfy any budget.


Laminate vs. Hardwood


Laminate flooring remains one of the most popular hardwoods and tile alternatives. It’s much less expensive than a hardwood floor since it’s an artificial product. With its dense construction containing a plastic surface, dense wood core, and synthetic backing material, these planks can handle busy homes' wear and tear. Dents and scratches are less likely to occur in laminated floors compared to hardwood. Additionally, laminate tends to fade less than hardwood floors.


Laminate flooring requires the most minor maintenance of any floor in the industry. Everyday sweeping and vacuuming are the best ways of taking care of laminate floors. Spills should be wiped up immediately, and occasional moping with manufacturer-approved products is recommended.


Installing your Laminate Floor


While laminate can be considered a "do it yourself" product, we recommend using our professionally trained installers. We follow industry guidelines from start to finish with our laminate and hardwood products to ensure that potential installation-related problems are eliminated. Laminate is not as simple as clicking the planks together. Other installation-related issues must be handled, such as moisture testing your concrete slab if applicable, determining which type of underlayment will be used, and whether or not moldings and baseboards will be required.


Our Laminate Selection


Carpeteria Carpet One Floor & Home proud to be part of North America’s most expansive independently-owned flooring cooperatives. As Goleta’s preferred source for brighter flooring, our laminate collection spans all leading brands, including Mirror Lake Performance Flooring. To learn more about our laminate selection, please visit us soon at 5610 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, CA.


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