Laminate Styles

Any floor covering in your home impacts interior beauty, design, comfort, livability and upkeep. It’s a fact, floor coverings can make or break a home.

different types of laminate flooring

Types of Laminate Flooring

Knowing the basic types of laminate flooring and laminate installation can provide you with a firm foundation upon which to begin your laminate shopping journey.

  • No more fake looks
  • Looks are traditional, rustic, distressed and exotic
  • Grains and texture more realistic than ever
  • Number of photographs or screens determine quality
  • Lighter colors make small rooms look larger
  • Dark colors create intimate settings
  • Choose coordinating or contrasts with cabinets or furniture
  • No matching colors and styles, be creative

 


 

4 Styles of Laminate Flooring Installation

 

Glue-less laminate flooring
  • Quick and easy
  • Thin underlayment seals out moisture
  • Floors float over subfloors
  • Vapor barrier can be added for noise

 

Laminate flooring with attached underlay
  • Several different types of tongue and grooved locking systems
  • Attached underlayment to reduce noise levels

 

Glued laminate flooring
  • The original laminate floors
  • Require a special formulated glue
  • Offered in planks and tiles

 

Pre-glued laminate flooring
  • No mess, glue already applied to the tongue and grooves
  • Quick and easy-to-install
  • Thin, plastic underlayment needed to seal out moisture and prevent glue from sticking

 

styles of laminate flooringLaminate Moldings

  • Affect the overall
  • Important because they cover the space allowed for flooring to expand and move naturally
  • Helps with the transition to an adjacent floor
  • Manufacturers offer coordinating moldings for all styles and colors
  • Moldings are designed to coordinate, not  be an exact match
  • Moldings for laminates are slightly larger than wood or tile counterparts

 

Styles of Laminate Flooring and Definitions

 

Step Down Stair Nose
  • Coordinating piece for proper transition for all steps

 

Reducer Strip
  • Transitional piece to connect with another type of flooring

 

End Molding or Carpet Reducer
  • Used as a transition to different flooring when the reducer does not allow enough height

 

T-Molding
  • Used in doorways to join two laminate floors in adjoining rooms
  • Recommended when making transitions from floors of the same height

 

Quarter Round
  • Installed where the floor meets the wall or baseboard

 

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