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Buying new flooring represents a big investment for any homeowner. If you’re not sure exactly what look you want in your home, it can be difficult to choose between flooring styles. You might be debating whether carpet or laminate would be best. Perhaps you’re thinking about whether or not you can afford to go with traditional hardwood. If you’re looking for budget-friendly flooring that offers durability and style, you might be best served by considering laminate.

Getting to Know Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is composed of four basic layers. The wear layer is filled with aluminum oxide and is designed to resist wear, tear and scratches. The decor layer is imprinted with any of a variety of hardwood, stone or tile designs. The core layer provides laminate’s bulk and adds extra resistance to dents. The final backer layer provides extra support and stability.

Because laminate flooring is constructed from these four unique layers, it is much more resistant to dents and scratches than real hardwood flooring. Of course, laminate flooring is also significantly less expensive than hardwood or stone. Choose laminate when you want elegant, durable flooring that won’t drive you into debt.

Choosing Laminate for Durability

Many homeowners choose laminate because it is one of the most durable types of flooring available on the market today. Unlike hardwood, laminate isn’t prone to scratches and dents from regular, daily use. Unlike carpet, laminate doesn’t stain easily and won’t begin to fray or unravel at seams and edges. In addition, laminate floors are estimated to last between 20 and 30 years in most residential settings.

At S&G Carpet and More, we’re proud to serve residential and commercial customers throughout greater Sacramento County. If you’re interested in shopping for laminate flooring, drop by one of our showrooms or fill out our shop-at-home appointment form.