Laminate floors have grown in popularity since they were invented in Sweden in 1977 under the name "Pergo" and arrived in North America in 1994. Because of their durability, hygienic nature and ease of installation and maintenance, laminate floors have become a low cost alternative to hardwood, stone, and tile. Glueless laminate (laminate planks locked together without gluing the tongue and grooves together) was invented in 1996, also in Sweden. Laminate flooring is typically packaged in a number of tongue and groove planks that can be clicked into one another. Occasionally, a pad is pre-attached to the backside of the planks to provide a faster installation than installing a pad separately and offers improved moisture and sound reduction properties.
It is vital to keep laminates clean. Dirt and other particles may scratch the surface in high traffic areas. It’s also important to keep them dry, as sitting water can warp or swell, though some brands come with water resistant coatings. Adhesive pads on the feet of furniture are also a good idea.
What distinguishes Flooring America of Oregon from other flooring stores? We offer clients an impressive selection of laminate in a broad spectrum of hues and designs at an affordable rate. Our reputable flooring company stays competitive by maintaining excellent buying power in the market. This network of buying power allows us to offer you quality laminate at a price you won't believe! Discover the possibilities today for all your flooring projects.