Laminate flooring resembles the look hardwood flooring delivers but offers a less significant investment. The four layers that create laminate flooring create a floor that is water resistant, moisture free, scratch and scuff protected and easy to clean. Not only are the materials reusable but they are also biodegradable — making your floor eco-friendly.


Laminate floors can complete your project at any budget. A major appeal to laminate floors is how low maintenance they are to clean. No matter how messy life gets, a quick sweep and some laminate cleaner will maintain that bright, polished look we’re all after. Over the years laminate flooring has become an increasingly popular choice for homes.

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Laminate Flooring for Western New York

Laminate flooring has become an increasingly more popular choice in home flooring over the years. It has a look similar to that of hardwood, but the way it is made and holds up is quite different. Our laminate flooring looks so realistic, you’ll find yourself asking, “Is it laminate … or is it hardwood?” Low maintenance and stylish, laminate flooring by Armstrong® gives you the same look as authentic hardwood floors without the same high price. It’s easy to clean and maintain; all you need is a swiffer broom and some laminate cleaner. For a warm wood look, durability, and the best quality for your money, laminate is an exceptionally good choice.

Laminate flooring installation is the perfect solution for the cost-conscious buyer. The product and the installation are less expensive than solid hardwood flooring, but it still provides a sturdy and attractive flooring option. Laminate is available in a wide array of designs, so finding one suitable for your room’s decor won’t be difficult. While at one time laminate was limited to hardwood like images, modern laminate flooring is available in hardwood, stone tile or ceramic tile designs.

Laminate is made of four layers:

  1. Wear Layer: The wear layer, or the surface layer comes in a variety of high gloss and matte finishes. It serves as a protectant shield from scratching, fading and scuffing.
  2. Pattern Layer: The pattern layer includes the printed floor design that give the laminate its distinctive appearance. You can choose from a diverse selection of designs and prints to customize your floor with the theme or style of your space.
  3. Substrate Layer: The substrate layer is made up of either a high-density fiberboard (HDF) or a medium-density fiberboard (MDF). This layer is resistant to water and is held together with resin and adhesive.
  4. Backing Layer: The backing layer is made up of either melamine, paper or plastic. It functions to withstand moisture and offer support to the floor.
Laminate Care

Laminate is both a cost-effective and attractive flooring option. In order to keep your laminate floors shiny and streak-free, there are some cleaning and maintenance steps you’ll need to follow. If you want your laminate floors from Allasen Carpet to last, here’s what you can do to care for them.

Quick Cleaning

If anything should spill on your laminate flooring, make sure you wipe it up right away. Regular sweeping can help keep crumbs, dirt, pet hair, and other debris at bay. If sweeping isn’t cutting it, set your vacuum on a soft brush setting to get the job done without scratching the surface of your floor. Ensure you sweep or vacuum in the direction that your floor is laid to catch any lingering dirt between the interlocking pieces.

For Impressive, Shiny Laminate Flooring

When your laminate flooring is in need of a deep clean, damp mopping can do the trick. Use two buckets when mopping – one for clean water and one for dirty water. Do not soak your laminate flooring or use harsh cleaners; water can easily seep behind the baseboards and cause your floor to lift. Use a cleaner designed for laminate flooring, or make your own from 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar. If your floors are still damp after mopping, simply wipe them with a microfiber cloth for that brilliant shine you know and love!

For more information on how to properly care for your laminate flooring, get in touch with the flooring company Buffalo, NY and Amherst, NY residents have trusted since 1922: Allasen Carpet!