All About Laminate
As you shop for laminate floors, there are many factors to consider.
Laminate is a combination of wood-based materials that are all layered on top of one another. The layers are as follows:
- A surface wear layer for protection against most common forms of damage
- A photographic decorative layer featuring a wood or tile design
- A high-density core layer for strength & stability makes up most of the plank
- A bottom backing layer for balance, moisture protection, and underlayment
It’s easy to design a room with your own unique laminate flooring at Hamernick’s Interior Solutions! Laminate is an affordable way to get the look of the wood or tile flooring you’ve been dreaming of. At Hamernick’s Interior Solutions, you’ll find a variety of plank and tile sizes and styles that look and feel just like natural wood, stone, or ceramic tile, which can be installed with or without adhesive.
We offer smooth and hand-scraped wood textures in wide or thin planks, so you can make a statement with your new laminate floors!
For more information about the many styles and brands we carry, such as Shaw Floors, visit one of our showrooms today and chat with a Hamernick’s flooring expert. We’re proud to be your local flooring store, serving the greater Twin Cities with quality, affordable products.
Laminate vs. Hardwood
Hardwood has long been sought after for its beauty, durability, and the value it can add to a home. Nowadays, to help with the affordability of home construction and sales, laminate flooring is being substituted for wood’s warm, natural charm. We offer wood laminate flooring at Hamernick’s, as well as solid hardwood, both of which we recommend to different customers based on their specific needs.
Here’s how these two types of flooring stack up against one another:
- Made from natural, harvested trees
- Scratches, moisture damage, and wear are common, but add value & character
- Can be refinished many times by sanding out imperfections
- Made from composite wood materials
- Resists scratches, moisture, and wear, all while being easy to clean
- Up to 50% less expensive to install, snapping together easily for DIY projects
Endless Flooring Inspiration
Not sure what type of flooring is right for your space? Get some great ideas by exploring what others have done before you.
Why Shop at Hamernick’s?
We are the local, full-service flooring solution for a wide range of Twin Cities customers, from homeowners looking to carpet a single bedroom to commercial property managers with multi-million-dollar projects—and everyone in between. When you choose Hamernick’s, you can always expect: