Even though it has been around for quite a while now, there have been a lot of strange ideas that people have developed concerning laminate flooring. Katy, TX, if you're thinking about getting new floors, and are considering laminate flooring for your home, don't you think it's time you got the real facts about laminate flooring?

If you agree that it is time, A+ Floors 4U wants to help you get started on the right foot. So, we collected the three most persistent myths about laminate flooring and busted them, so you can make an informed decision about your new floors.

Myth: Laminate Isn't Very Durable

This one always baffles us, because laminate flooring is actually specifically designed to be super-durable. It's made of 4 layers, the base, the substrate, the pattern, and the wear layer. Special attention is paid to durability at each stage of joining these layers and the final layer, the wear layer, is laid down specifically to resist damage! If anything, laminate is more durable than other flooring options!

Myth: Laminate Has a Long Way to Go Before It's a Viable Flooring Material

When it first hit the scene back in the early 1980's, laminate was welcomed with open arms as the perfect economical alternative to wood flooring, but that popularity seems to have skipped a generation or two. However, recent years have seen a resurgence of popularity, and many people seem to think that laminate is a new material!

The technology used to make laminate flooring has actually had nearly 40 years of development, and it has certainly come a long way! While manufacturers are working daily to constantly improve the quality of laminate flooring, it's already one of the most advanced flooring materials out there, despite what you might hear to the contrary.

Myth: Laminate Flooring Isn't Real Wood

This is just patently false, almost every component of laminate flooring is made from wood, including the image layer.

Laminate is made by forming a base of faster-growing wood, which has a veneer of a more desirable, possibly slower-growing wood, layered of it for appearances. Most likely, the only part of your laminate floor that isn't wood, is the wear layer's protective coating.

And That's What to Know About Laminate Flooring

Now that you know the facts, maybe you're interested in laminate flooring for your home! If you live in Katy, TX, and would like see all the hot laminate flooring trends of 2017 and 2018, we'd love to hear from you!

Just call or email to arrange for a consultation, or simply stop by our showroom in Katy to have a look around. We'll happily answer any questions that you might have, and we would love to demonstrate our massive selection of flooring and accessories!