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THE PREFERRED STORE FOR DURABLE LAMINATE FLOORS IN CALGARY

For exceptional realism at a low price, laminate is your best option. It can replicate almost any flooring option including hardwood, ceramic tile, and stone. It comes in endless colours, textures, and styles, allowing everyone to find a design that works for their home or business in Calgary.

 

At Maple Leaf Flooring, we offer a wide range of laminate flooring options to clients. We will help you choose the right flooring designs and styles that complement your home’s interiors. Laminate floors are the way to go when looking for cost-effective yet stylish options in Calgary. Visit our store to buy premium quality materials for laminate floors today.

HOW IS LAMINATE MADE?

Laminate is made of layers of fibreboard pressed together. An image is printed to help imitate the look of wood, tile, or stone. You can imitate just about any surface. A clear coating of melamine resins is added for the final finish to ensure the image is heat-resistant and doesn’t fade or scratch.

 

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THE BENEFITS OF LAMINATE FLOORING

Many homeowners choose laminate for several factors such as: 

  • Versatility Appearance: Laminates are available in a variety of colours, textures and properties.

  • Durability: They are resistant to moisture, fading, stains, and wear which makes them great for high-traffic areas such as kitchens and entranceways.

  • Budget-friendly: It costs a lot less to buy and install laminate flooring compared to hardwood since it is manufactured with pressed wood.

  • Easy To Install: These material boards can be put over existing floors, making the installation process easy and less time-consuming.

  • Waterproofing Features: The latest laminate flooring options come with waterproofing features making them suitable for bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.

  • Easy Maintenance: Unlike other flooring options, laminates come with a wear layer, which is applied during the manufacturing process. It makes laminate flooring easy to clean, maintain and renovate. There is no need to use coatings, sealings or other products to maintain laminate flooring.

INSTALLATION OF LAMINATE FLOORING

Installing laminate floors is a straightforward process that can be done by DIY enthusiasts or professionals in Calgary. Here are the general steps involved in installing laminate flooring:

  • Prepare the Subfloor: Ensure the subfloor is clean, dry, and level. Remove any existing flooring and repair any damage to the subfloor.
     

  • Acclimate the Flooring: Allow the laminate flooring to acclimate to the room's temperature and humidity for at least 48 hours before installation.
     

  • Underlayment Installation: Install a foam underlayment to provide cushioning and moisture protection for the laminate flooring.
     

  • Layout the Flooring: Plan the layout of the laminate planks, ensuring they are staggered for a more natural look.
     

  • Cutting Planks: Use a saw to cut the planks to fit around corners, doorways, and other obstacles.
     

  • Installation: Start in a corner of the room and work your way outwards, clicking the planks together using the manufacturer's recommended installation method.
     

  • Finishing Touches: Install baseboards and trim to cover the expansion gap around the edges of the room.
     

  • Maintenance: Regularly sweep or vacuum the floor to remove dirt and debris. Clean up spills promptly with a damp cloth.

LAMINATE FLOORING CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Proper care and maintenance can extend the life of your laminate flooring. Here are some tips to keep your laminate floors looking their best:
 

  • Regular Cleaning: Sweep, dust mop, or vacuum your laminate floors regularly to remove dirt and debris.
     

  • Avoid Water: Laminate flooring is not waterproof, so avoid using excessive water when cleaning. Use a damp mop or cloth for cleaning, and dry the floor immediately afterward.
     

  • Use Floor Protectors: Place felt pads under furniture legs to prevent scratching the laminate surface.
     

  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Use a manufacturer-recommended cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water for cleaning. Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage the laminate.
     

  • Protect from Sunlight: Direct sunlight can fade the color of laminate flooring. Use curtains or blinds to protect your floors from sunlight exposure.
     

Maple Leaf Flooring in Calgary can assist you with choosing top-quality laminates that require minimal care and last a long time.

LAMINATE FLOORING TRENDS AND STYLES

Laminate flooring offers a wide range of styles and trends to suit any home or business decor. Some popular trends in laminate flooring include:
 

  • Wood Look: Laminate flooring can mimic the look of hardwood flooring, offering a more affordable and durable alternative.
     

  • Tile Look: Tile-effect laminate flooring is a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens, offering the look of ceramic or stone tiles without maintenance.
     

  • Wide Planks: Wide plank laminate flooring is a popular choice for creating a modern and spacious look in any room.
     

  • Embossed Finish: Laminate flooring with an embossed finish offers texture and depth, mimicking the look and feel of real wood or tile.
     

  • Gray Tones: Gray-toned laminate flooring is a popular choice for modern and contemporary spaces, offering a neutral and versatile look.
     

By following these trends and styles, you can find the perfect laminate flooring to suit your home or business decor. If you are confused about which type of laminate floor you need, our team at Maple Leaf Flooring Calgary can help you. We have premium quality products from top brands such as Goodfellow and Richmond Reflections to help you create the laminate floor you envisioned. Visit our showroom to explore our diverse range of products today!

UPGRADE YOUR FLOOR TO LAMINATE TODAY

Whether you’re looking to modernize your kitchen or want a long-lasting and resistant solution for your business’s entranceway, laminate flooring is the choice.

 

Give us a call to learn more about what options we have available or receive a quote for flooring. See our laminate firsthand and stop by our showroom!

 

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Maple Leaf Flooring is your destination for the best quality flooring styles.

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