This type of flooring is usually installed as a floating floor. Strips, planks, or tiles fit together so they do not need to be attached to the subfloor. This allows the floor to expand and contract. The installation team leaves space around the perimeter of the floor for the same purpose. Many types of subfloors can be covered, including vinyl, concrete, ceramic tile, and plywood. It may be necessary to repair the subfloor if it’s not level. While underlayment is not required, it is a good idea to include it in your project. It helps to decrease noise when you walk on the floor. Look for underlayments that are mold-and mildew-resistant. Remember that your project will include molding and trim.
Laminate is a budget-friendly flooring choice that can last 15-20 years with proper care. It’s best to vacuum the floor regularly and clean up spills immediately. The floor can be mopped if it is dried afterward. Douglas Flooring is a laminate flooring store that can answer any question you have about flooring. We serve Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Zachary, and Prairieville Louisiana.