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Laminate Flooring Guide in Ontario

Laminate Flooring in Barrie, Ontario

A long-time favorite, laminate flooring has improved vastly over the decades. Modern laminate floors are incredibly natural-looking in appearance, with wood visuals ranging from white washed pine to rich, dark walnut. At Irvine Carpet One Floor & Home in Barrie, Ontario, we carry a great selection of laminate, including waterproof laminate floors. We are a locally owned flooring store, and we pride ourselves with bringing you premium brands for an affordable price. We are your trustworthy alternative to big box stores when it comes to making your home or business beautiful.



Laminate vs Hardwood

Laminate looks virtually identical to hardwood from the surface, but it is a fundamentally different type of flooring. Laminate is made using composite wood that’s carefully glued together in dense layers to create a durable plank. Toward the surface, flooring manufacturers place a wood look image, which gives the appearance of genuine hardwood. In contrast, hardwood planks are usually made from a single strip of premium wood like oak, maple, hickory, or more. Because of its layers and durable finish, laminate is more water-repellent and durable than real wood in many instances. It’s also a more economical choice.



Is Laminate Waterproof?

Laminate used to only be water-resistant, but today, we have many fully waterproof laminate flooring options. This includes our Mirror Lake™ collection. Waterproof laminate has a durable, moisture-wicking surface that’s easy to clean and stain-resistant. These floors also have seams that snap-together so the planks are watertight and leaks can’t sink through and damage your subfloor.



Where Can Laminate Be Installed?

Today’s laminate is more versatile than ever. Its beautiful, natural appeal makes it a top choice for areas like living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, where you want a high-end wood look. Waterproof laminate is also appropriate for high-moisture settings like kitchens. Additionally, we have laminate that’s suitable for light-use commercial spaces like downtown boutiques. We offer a comprehensive range of laminate flooring installation services.



Our Laminate Selection

We have a high standard for the products we carry in our showroom, so you can turn to us when you want a dependable floor that’s beautiful and functional. Our membership with the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative allows us the ability to provide you with quality flooring at exceptional prices. We are also locally-owned, so you can feel good about shopping with a business that cares. Visit us soon to learn more about our latest laminate collections.


Wood Look Laminate

Caring for Laminate

Laminate floors are exceptionally easy to care for so

you can save time and work when you choose this

option. Here are some easy care tips from our team.





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