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Laminate FAQ's

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions we get at Universal Carpet when it comes to laminate flooring.

What is laminate flooring?

It is a result of a direct-pressure manufacturing process that fuses several layers into one very durable surface. It is affordable and easy to care for and maintain, especially if you have pets or children.

What styles are available?

This kind of flooring is available in many different colors, patterns, and styles. There are even some laminate flooring styles available which mimic the look of real wood - all without the maintenance that would be needed to take care of a traditional hardwood floor.

How long will the floor last?

When you take care of the surface properly, the laminate should last from 15-30 years.

How much flooring will I need?

Our installers will take measurements of the room(s) and we will let you know how much material will be needed, as well as the cost.

Can laminate flooring be installed on stairs?

Yes, we will be sure that the flooring is properly attached to the stores and without the need for any kind of foam underlayment system.

What floor molding options do I have?

The following types of molding options are available to you: quarter round, multi-purpose reducer, t-molding, baby threshold, flush stair nose, and overlap step nose.

Will I be able to refinish or recoat the laminate?

No, laminate flooring doesn't ever need to be refinished or recoated with anything.

Can I use a rug over my laminate flooring?

Yes, "colorfast" rugs can be used on laminate, and this refers to any rug made from non-staining materials. Check the rug's label if you aren't sure.

How does laminate compare to hardwood flooring?

Laminate is a good alternative to putting hardwood floors in your home if you desire a long term, economical solution. Generally speaking, laminate flooring is easier to install and cost-efficient to those who like the warmth and style of wood but don't want the expense typically associated with hardwood floors.

I have pets in my home. Can I still have laminate?

Laminate is a good alternative to putting hardwood floors in your home if you desire a long term, economical solution. Generally speaking, laminate flooring is easier to install and cost-efficient to those who like the warmth and style of wood but don't want the expense typically associated with hardwood floors.

For more information about laminate flooring, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.