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History of Laminate Flooring

 

Laminate flooring derives its name from the word "lamination." It's a self-explanatory name for this particular flooring type because when laminate flooring is made, a laminated veneer is placed on the top of an HDF (high-density fiber) board with a permeated heat-sealed back for stability. The visual is copied on a piece of HD canvas-board, giving the appearance of a real hardwood floor, then topped off with a protective urethane coating for additional protection. With laminate, customers can get a durable, inexpensive floor that appears to be indestructible. Because of the incredible durability and range of styles available, laminate flooring has considerably risen in popularity and became a valued centerpiece for all families. With this newfound demand, companies worked even more to improve the product with a locking system. This made it that much easier to install and avoided the dreaded glue-down installations. Homemakers and DIYers alike were immediately impressed. While laminate was first manufactured in China and imported, it has since become an American Made flooring product. Many manufacturers have adopted and built fast-producing, quality floors in the United States.

 

Do-It Yourself Demand 

 

The original laminate was a glue-down product that drew budget-conscious shoppers away from carpet and linoleum, but manufacturer's soon saw the opportunity to turn laminate into a DIY-friendly product by cutting it into planks and tiles and eliminating messy glues. The Do-It-Yourself movement of the 90s, combined with the increase of internet users, caused flooring consumers to become more aware of what they were putting in their homes and other spaces. They could share design ideas, research the different aspects of flooring options and floor shopping became easier. As ecommerce began to take over the flooring industry, consumers stepped out of their typical retail shopping comfort zone and started venturing into more diverse markets. In this day and age, everyone is searching for the cheapest, most reliable flooring option available and oftentimes, laminate is ready to fill that need. For those searching for quality laminate flooring, they want to find it quickly while still being reassured that they are purchasing a high-quality product. At Georgia Carpet, our wide selection of stone and laminate wood flooring can help you find exactly what you are looking for.

 

Leading Brands 

 

Shaw Laminate Flooring is one of the top flooring brands in the U.S.A. with dozens of styles and flooring options to choose from. Shaw's affordable laminate flooring is available in a full range of prices to fit any budget. Mannington is another well-known laminate flooring brand. Mannington produces the most diverse and quality-made, durable laminated floor. You can see all of our Mannington laminate flooring options by taking a look at the complete Mannington Laminate Line. The most significant downfall to the fastest-growing sector of the flooring industry is, of course, waterproof abilities. The waterproof laminate concept was just wishful thinking until Mohawk Industries stepped into the category. Mohawk has introduced the RevWood Plus, an affordable, waterproof laminate with the strength and design that surpasses its predecessors. This durable laminate option is great for any active area, whether it is your home or light commercial space. If water resistance is important to you, also consider looking at the Shaw Repel Laminate Collection, which is also water-resistant and highly tenacious. Shaw and Mohawk both offer an incredibly durable product at a range of price points.

 

If you are looking for high-end laminate, Dalton GA is the place to find it. Georgia Carpet Industries is the best place to buy laminate flooring and as the world 's carpet capital, we're home to some of the biggest names in the flooring industry. Because of this, our access to the latest laminate flooring is exceptional. We can give you wholesale prices for popular collections such as Egger Laminate. With us, you can buy laminate flooring online or in-store!