Find the Perfect Laminate Floor for Your Basement
Before you go shopping for a laminate floor to install in your basement, make sure you know what to look for.
One of the most attractive qualities of laminate floors is that they offer homeowners the look and feel of luxury flooring with little or no maintenance. Another important feature is that laminate floors can be installed in most areas in your home – even moisture-prone basements.
Facts on laminate flooring for the basement
Luxurious style – Whatever look you want for your basement room – hand-scraped hardwood, exotic tropical species, weathered beach boards, rugged stone, elegant ceramic or natural slate – can be believably achieved with a laminate floor.
Realistic imaging – New technology makes today’s laminate floors appear just like the real thing. Armstrong’s Premium and Best laminate floors have embossing-in-register to intensify the depth, texture and natural look of the floor.
Multi-layer construction – Layered construction makes laminate floors remarkably durable and able to stand up to heavy foot traffic, pets and kids. Look for laminate floors with a tough wear layer and a solid inner core made of plastic resin that keeps the laminate stable and flat. This core also provides superior moisture resistance to protect your floor from surface spills and subfloor moisture. Finally, the moisture barrier backing will help prevent warping.
Underlayment – A quality underlayment is critical to a successful basement installation, especially over concrete. It helps prevent the inevitable moisture issues that often come with basements.
DIY-friendly – Easy Lock&Fold® installation technology makes laminate floors a popular choice for DIYers. No need for glue or nails, simply lock and fold. And because Armstrong laminate floors don’t need to be acclimated, you can get started on the installation as soon as you bring the laminate boards or tiles into your home!
Whether you’re installing or remodeling a home theatre, gym, family room, man-cave or home office – by picking the perfect laminate floor for the basement, you’ll significantly increase the enjoyment you get from your home.
Visit a knowledgeable Armstrong flooring retailer to get answers to all your questions.
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