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Laminate Floors in San Diego, CA

We often admire the beauty of hardwood, but let’s face it: hardwood isn’t for everyone. 


Laminate flooring is our favorite hardwood imposter, mimicking all the intricate finishes and grains you love. This dense, sturdy synthetic floor brings endless options: even for the bathroom and kitchen. Today there are even realistic laminate flooring options that capture the looks of your favorite stone flooring- like fine grained marble patterns.


At Carpeteria Carpet One Floor & Home with two incredible locations in San Diego, California, you’ll find laminate flooring for every room. Let’s delve further into this eternal flooring favorite.



What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is a manufactured floor that’s considered one of the most affordable options.


Modern laminate floor planks are made of multiple layers of composite wood. These layers dictate how your new laminate floor will look, feel, and function.


  • Core layer and base layers: These layers provide stability and moisture resistance to the plank.
  • Decorative layer: this layer uses an ultra-realistic image or real wood to give the floors their natural appearance.
  • Protective layer: This layer protects against scratches, stains, and dents.



How Does Laminate Flooring Compare to Real Hardwood Floors?

Laminate flooring looks and feels exactly like hardwood, but that DOESN’T mean they are one and the same!


Laminate flooring is designed to perfectly replicate luxurious hardwood floors. While these flooring families look and feel alike, they are quite distinctive.


Since laminate flooring is manufactured rather than milled, it’s equipped with supportive and dense layers to cushion your feet. Its top surface consists of a digitally enhanced image and a clear, protective topcoat.


With these added reinforcements, laminate floors have advantages over traditional hardwood floors They don’t have to be polished or refinished, nor will common household accidents bother them.



Why Choose Laminate Flooring?

There are many, many great reasons to opt for laminate floors instead of other hard surfaces, like luxury vinyl flooring.


Today’s laminate floors are:  


  • Durable
  • Cost-effective
  • Large selection of styles
  • Water-resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Low maintenance



Is Laminate Flooring Waterproof?

Most laminate flooring can hold its own against reasonable levels of moisture, but the bulk of options aren’t fully waterproof.


It’s important to know that most of the time, standard laminate flooring is sturdy enough for everyday living. Just make sure that any stray splashes aren’t left too long to linger.


For areas where 100% protection is necessary choose a waterproof laminate floor. These specialty products are denser, heavier, and more bomb proof. They can even be used in finished basements or anywhere prone to constant spills.


Browse our various waterproof laminate flooring products, all of which are designed to meet the needs of large families, pet lovers, and the constantly busy.



Is Laminate Flooring Easy to Install?

Yes, laminate flooring is very efficient to install.


Most laminate flooring installation methods involve, clicking and locking your laminate planks in place. Seriously, it’s that simple! You won’t need hammers, nails, adhesives, or other annoying tools to accomplish your goals.



Should I Install My Own Laminate Floor?

Despite its easy installation prospects, we still recommend a professional laminate flooring installation.


Mistakes can happy very easily if you’re not comfortable with each step of your installation process. Even through they’re relatively simple to install compared to hardwood or traditional tile, laminate floors still need a clean, spotless, and fully leveled subfloor for best results. Often, a professional installation is a condition of warranty coverage.


Our friendly flooring experts will happily educate you on your professional installation options and guide you towards the smartest decisions for your next commercial or residential floor.




Shop the Best Laminate Flooring Bear You in San Diego, CA

Carpeteria Carpet One Floor & Home is proudly part of North America’s favorite independently owned and operated flooring cooperative offering an incredible selection of laminate flooring in San Diego, California.


Our cooperative membership allows us to share our incredible buying power with you, along with competitive pricing, professional services, installations, and all the other wonderful perks that come with staying in your own neighborhood! Shop locally and enjoy flooring that’s a perfect fit for the local climate.


We encourage you to visit one of our San Diego showrooms, with locations at 8400 Miramar Road, 135, and at 1013 Morena Boulevard, soon to browse our laminate flooring displays.


Are Laminate Floors Better Than Vinyl Floors?

Contrary to what you might have heard, laminate and luxury vinyl flooring are NOT the same thing, though both have some amazing perks to consider.
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Best Types of Laminate Flooring

While we usually consider laminate flooring to be a realistic hardwood imposter, did you know there are also amazing laminate options that look like real wood or artisan tile?
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