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Laminate Flooring

Dark wood-like laminate flooring in a master bedroom

Should You Use Laminate Flooring or Carpet in a Bedroom?

The bedroom is the place where you unwind, recharge, and prep for the day ahead and its aesthetic shouldn't be overlooked. Like every room of your home, the design of your sleeping quarters starts with the floors. While laminate and carpet are both popular options, they're vastly different. So, which type of flooring is better for your bedroom? Our Portland flooring experts are here to help you make the best choice for your needs, budget, and taste. Laminate vs. Carpet in Bedrooms What...

Laminate flooring in the living room of a Portland bungalow with a white fireplace.

What are the Pros & Cons of Carpet vs Laminate Flooring?

Laminate and carpet are among the most popular home flooring choices. While they both work well in living rooms, family rooms, great rooms, bonus rooms, and bedrooms, they're distinctly different materials.  With so many materials, designs, and styles of flooring available, choosing one can feel overwhelming. If you’re deciding between carpet and laminate, we’re here to help you make an informed decision.  9 Things to Consider When Choosing Carpet or Laminate Flooring Laminate is a synthetic product that can mimic a wide range...


What Are the Pros and Cons of Laminate Flooring?

Laminate has been around since the late 70s, but the versatile flooring material isn't what it used to be. Today's iterations come in planks and tiles as well as the sheets it did in decades past. The synthetic product can also look convincingly like real wood and natural tile. There's a lot to love about laminate flooring, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right for everyone (or every room). Our Portland flooring experts are here to break down the pros and...

Dining room with laminate flooring

5 Laminate Flooring Installation Mistakes to Avoid

Laminate isn't what it used to be. As a synthetic alternative to hardwood flooring, it used to only come in sheets, but thanks to innovations, today's laminate is in a league of its own. The flooring material is now available in planks, which can mimic the look and feel of authentic hardwoods. Not only that, but it's water-resistant (sometimes even waterproof) and can last for up to 25 years. The modern planks can be glued down or clicked into place, opening...


Engineered Hardwood vs. Laminate Flooring: Which is Better?

The draw to natural wood flooring is entirely understandable. From minimalist and modern to rustic and country-chic, it complements every interior design scheme and stands the test of time. However, hardwood tends to have a relatively steep price tag, so many homeowners opt for wood-like alternatives. Both engineered hardwood and laminate can mimic the look of the real thing. To the untrained eye, the materials have an uncanny resemblance to unfinished wood, but which is better? The answer, of course, depends...


6 Popular Laminate Flooring Trends We Love in 2021

[caption id="attachment_8809" align="alignright" width="300"] Herringbone Plank Flooring[/caption] Header image courtesy of Watermark Designs   Laminate isn't what it used to be. While it was previously known strictly as a type of sheet flooring, the synthetic material is now available in planks and tiles that look nearly identical to hardwood, stone, and other natural floor-covering products. Since laminate is one of the most affordable flooring options, this opens up the doors to a plethora of design opportunities for many homeowners. With endless possibilities within your...


Pros, Cons, & Differences of Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring

Flooring has an immense impact on the look and feel of a home. It adds character, insulation, sound absorption, and comfort while tying together the interior design. Whether you're planning to stay in your house for the next several years or are remodeling it with plans to sell, laminate and luxury vinyl flooring are excellent picks. If you're not quite sure what vinyl and laminate are or how the two materials differ, you've come to the right place. The Portland flooring...