You might not give your floors much thought -- until it comes time to replace them. Then you realize that there are many options out there. For busy families whose floors need to stand up to kids and pets, laminate flooring is a good option. And you won't find a better selection in Grand Rapids, Hudsonville, or Cascade, MI than DeGraaf Interiors.
Fashionable Floors, Natural Style
Laminate flooring has been a fashionable option in Europe for more than 20 years. The most common designs have a wood grain appearance; some are made to look like stone or marble. Laminates are designed to look good for many years with a minimum amount of maintenance.
Durable Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring consists of four main components that are bonded together. A wear-resistant decorative surface made of resin-based melamine/aluminum oxide is bonded to a moisture resistant wood composition-based core. A balancing backing is bonded to the underside of the core. On the top is a clear cap sheet of aluminum oxide, which provides the protection and stain resistance. Since the resin-filled wear layer is so dense, it becomes extremely difficult to stain, scratch, dent or fade.
Laminate's Fast and Easy Installation
Ease of installation is one factor that contributes to the popularity of laminate flooring. It uses a tongue and groove interlocking system, which can be installed over the top of an existing substrate. Plywood, concrete slab, sheet vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring or virtually any other basically flat hard surface is a suitable base for laminate.
Laminate Floors Mean Easy Care
Because installation is so simple, and because you can walk on your new floor immediately (no waiting for glue to dry), beautifying your home with new laminate flooring is truly a project you can do in a weekend.
Taking care of a laminate floor is even easier than installing it. To keep your floor looking like new and avoid scratches, simply vacuum or dust mop regularly to remove loose dirt or grit. Glides or cushioned bottom protectors under chairs and table legs also help prevent possible scratching, and floor mats at all outside doorways keep dirt from coming inside.
If you have more questions about installing or maintaining your laminate flooring, or would like to browse a wide array of laminate options for your home or business, stop in to DeGraaf Interiors in Grand Rapids, Hudsonville, or Cascade, MI today. We have knowledgeable staff ready to help.
Hudsonville • p: 616-662-0140
6450 28th Ave, Ste J
Hudsonville, MI 49426
M 10a - 8p T-F 10a-5:30p S 9a-1p
Our Hudsonville location has earned a Mohawk ColorCenter Elite dealer of the year designation for flooring. Exclusive benefits include special product offerings, discount flooring, enhanced warranties and more. As a ColorCenter Elite store we offer a premier and comprehensive selection of Mohawk flooring options in carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, and vinyl.
Grand Rapids • p: 616-363-3513
5282 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
M 10a - 8p T-F 10a-5:30p S 9a-1p
The DeGraaf Interiors Grand Rapids location is an Authorized STAINMASTER Flooring Center® dealer. Only authorized Flooring Centers can offer STAINMASTER® Ultra Life carpet, the top performing carpet with superior warranties against stain and wear. You’ll always receive help from experienced and knowledgeable design associates, ready to assist in making your vision a reality.
Cascade • p: 616-264-3424
1144 E Paris Ave SE #1A
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
M 10a - 8p T-F 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
DeGraaf’s Cascade location is the first Shaw Design Center in West Michigan. This designation offers a renowned Shaw Star Assurance warranty program, a broad collection of Shaw products, including carpeting, laminate, and hardwood flooring, and a full team of associates ready to offer specialized expertise to your project.