Laminate flooring has become a popular choice for many homeowners due to its ability to closely emulate today's most popular hard surfaces, especially hardwood planks and ceramic or stone tiles. Besides the great textures and designs, laminate flooring offers improved durability, easier maintenance and affordability compared to other types of hard surface floors. These floors are extremely resistant to wear, stains and sunlight fading. The beautifully rich textured finishes make these floors a great alternative for most areas in the home.
IQ Floors promotes only quality brands of laminate flooring, as we recognize a huge difference in engineering and strength between our brands and the cheaper brands.
Specially engineered with layered construction, laminate flooring can be installed almost anywhere in the home, including over dry concrete slabs, wooden subfloors and many types of existing floor coverings. The low clearance space height means laminates are particularly suited for renovation and restoring old houses where floor thicknesses can be a problem.
We strongly recommend the acoustic moisture barrier underlayment for your laminate floor. Keeping the structural warranty in place with the moisture barrier, but adding an acoustic value will make your laminate floor sound rich and solid. We stock several option of laminate underlay in Colorado Springs, but we highly recommend our acoustic premium underlayment.
We would love to install your new laminate floor for you. If you'd like, however, laminate flooring is the easiest floor to install. With only a couple of tools, and a little time, laminated floors can make you look like a flooring professional. And, you'll feel great in your accomplishment, and even better with your savings.
Beveled edges ensure the planks click into each other to form a solid, lasting connection. The under lip of the groove is shaped like a wedge, spreading the tension and protecting it from damage.
To show what an average warranty for laminate flooring looks like, we have included a 2011 Formica® Flooring Residential 25 Year Limited Warranty. This may or may not apply to your floor, but we include it here to demonstrate what it looks like and how it reads. Please contact us directly for your specific product's warranty.
Formica® Flooring warrants to the original residential purchaser for
25 years from the date of purchase,
1. The design layer of the floor will not wear through, fade from normal sunlight or artificial lighting or stain under normal use conditions in a dry indoor residential setting.
2. The floor will be free of manufacturing defects.
3. The floor joints will remain secure under normal use conditions.
4. The floor will resist water damage caused by normal household spills and cleaning when our recommended cleaning practices are used.
There is a huge range for laminates, with the cheaper side close to .99 per square foot on up. Here are "averages" from our store: