Laminate flooring is quickly growing in popularity for homeowners looking to install new flooring in Calgary. As the top supplier of laminate flooring in Calgary and the surrounding regions, Centura Tile offers laminate flooring from some of the top lines, such as Synchro, Matrix, and Soho.
When homeowners are looking for flooring in Calgary, they may prefer wood, but laminate flooring is an affordable alternative that is virtually indistinguishable from wood. The other advantage is that it can replicate types of wood that are unsuitable for use as flooring.
Laminate has many advantages. It’s easy to install and upkeep is a breeze. If you’re a pet owner, you’re likely used to having to keep your dog’s or cat’s claws cut short to avoid scratching your floor. You may have scratched wood flooring from the transport of your flooring materials or moving furniture. One of the biggest advantages of laminate flooring is that it is scratch resistant.
Laminate flooring will also stand up to the elements. With the weather fluctuations the Calgary area experiences regularly, you want to know that your floors will stand up to the changing seasons. And the process of manufacturing laminate flooring is constantly improving, creating flooring solutions that combine looks and durability. It’s little wonder that laminate flooring is rapidly becoming the top choice for floors in Calgary homes.
As a homeowner, you want your house to look its best. Whether you’re entertaining guests or you just want a great-looking place to come home to, laminate flooring creates a classic look without the cost or maintenance of wood flooring. What’s more, you can also find laminate flooring that resembles granite, marble, and other materials, such as ceramics, or even abstract patterns.
Recent advancements have also made laminate flooring incredibly easy to install. It’s a project that a do-it-yourselfer can complete on a weekend or if you prefer to let someone else handle if for you, you can hire a contractor to install your new floor. If you choose to take on the project yourself, we can provide all the tools you need to install laminate flooring in Calgary.
While it’s recommended that the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer play it safe and hire a contractor to install laminate flooring, if you choose to install it yourself, there are a few things you must take into account. While laminate floors will not contract and expand the same way wood will, you should still keep wall clearance in mind when installing them. You should leave a half-inch gap between the wall and the floor perimeter.
You also need to make sure that the surface is flat. Since many laminates sit on top of a thin foam sheet that is not attached to the flooring beneath, any irregularities will leave the flooring unsupported. There shouldn’t be any more than a quarter-inch deviation from your floor being completely flat within a 10-foot radius.
Regardless of whether you choose to have a contractor install your laminate floors in Calgary or save some money and do it yourself, Centura Tile will provide you with attractive laminate flooring and all the tools you need at a low cost!
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