Laminate flooring in Cincinnati, OH from Bush's Flooring Center

Four tips for choosing laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is available in various colors, sizes, and styles, which complements any decorating style. It's pretty functional, too, since it has a multiple-layer construction designed with durability in mind.

In Cincinnati, Ohio, residents can find the style best for their flooring upgrade when visiting Bush's Flooring Center.

1. Choose a high-quality brand for the most authentic wood or stone look

Laminate flooring is one of the least costly materials, making it easier to purchase the best plank or tile available.

The differences in pricing are influenced by the thickness of the transparent wear layer and the quality of the image layer it covers.

2. High-quality laminate flooring has an AC3 rating

When tested by an independent entity, the laminate planks and tiles are subjected to typical daily wear and tear.

After all the tests are passed, the flooring receives an Abrasion Coefficient rating. Planks and tiles given an AC3 rating are appropriate for heavy residential use.

3. Underlayment is a must-have component of the installation process

Underlayment, or padding, covers minor subfloor imperfections to create a smooth surface for laminate flooring installation.

It also muffles noise and adds comfort underfoot. If necessary, a vapor barrier is included to prevent moisture from seeping through the plank or tile floor.

4. Read the ‘fine print’ before making a waterproof laminate flooring decision

Immediate cleanup is required when standard laminate brands are exposed to water. But there is a specific timeframe for water removal when you choose waterproof laminate flooring.

No damage will occur if cleanup is within this timeframe, usually about 24 hours.

Your area’s laminate flooring store

Bush’s Flooring Center
sells and installs laminate flooring in homes and businesses, and we offer other services like free in-home estimates and design consultation.

Our Greater Cincinnati, OH service area includes locales like Montgomery, Mason, and Loveland. Visit our showroom in Cincinnati today to browse our large selection of laminate flooring or call to schedule a visit from our mobile showroom.