Here at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg, we know flooring. In fact, we are one of the most trusted flooring providers in the greater St. Petersburg area. Our customers often come to us with questions about the right flooring options for their homes. For many St. Petersburg families, we suggest laminate.
It Looks Like The Real Thing
Laminate is often referred to as a “hardwood alternative” because of its striking similarity to a real hardwood flooring option such as oak or hickory. In fact, high quality laminate is almost indistinguishable from the real thing. We carry laminate options that emulate every imaginable hardwood, from a white oak plank to a distressed Brazilian walnut strip.
Affordable and Long-Lasting
In addition to its uncanny resemblance to hardwood, laminate possesses additional benefits that make it a great choice for St. Petersburg. First and foremost, its top layer is made from PVC vinyl, which makes it very water resistant. This makes it perfect for our summer humidity. It’s also tough and resistant to scratches. That’s why it has long been the top choice for pet owners that aren’t willing to sacrifice style for their furry friends.
What is Laminate?
A Swedish flooring manufacturer invented this hardwood alternative in the 1980s, and it has only been surging in popularity since its inception. Laminate is composed much like a sandwich: with many layers. The bottom layer is made from a wood composite that adds strength and bounce to the floors. Next comes the printed design layer, which features the hardwood pattern of your dreams. Lastly, a vinyl top layer protects the design layer from wear and tear.
Get Started Today
In the market for new laminate floors? Your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg are here to help. We proudly provide the greater St. Petersburg area with quality products and expert advice. Call today to schedule a free, in-home consultation!
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