A more durable alternative to hardwood
What Is Laminate Flooring?
McCalls Carpet One in Nashvilleis your one-stop-shop when it comes to flooring, so naturally we offer a great selection of laminate flooring. What exactly is laminate? To put it plainly, laminate is a more resistant alternative to hardwood flooring.
Laminate flooring is able to combine wood looks with premium wear resistance because of its layered construction. The top layer, which is referred to as the wear layer, protects from scratches and scuffs better than regular wood surfaces. The wear layer is transparent, which is great because the next layer, called the decorative layer, includes a high definition image of real wood. This decorative layer provides laminate with its natural appearance. It’s also worth noting that with some higher-end laminate styles, the wear layer can be textured to match the decorative layer. This is referred to as registered embossing.
The final two layers are the core and base layers. The core layer provides extra support against foot traffic, while the base layer adds stability against moisture. With these two layers, laminate planks will rarely crack or buckle from external pressure, and they will not expand or contract when exposed to moisture. Laminate, however, is not always the best option for kitchens and bathrooms, but it definitely performs better than hardwood. So, in homes that are busy with children and pets, we recommend taking a look at laminate over hardwood.
Our Laminate Selection
As part of our selection of laminate flooring, we have styles from Mannington and Quick Step.
Our Favorite Laminate Styles
Quick Step Classic
Quick Step laminate offers natural wood looks, but it is more noted for its premium durability. Quick Step planks will never collapse under heavy impacts such as foot traffic.Learn More
The Mannington Restoration Collection offers multiple natural wood looks, including brushed and reclaimed wood looks. And, the floors come with SpillShield protection,Learn More