About Laminate Floors: Easy to maintain, and depending on construction more scratch and water resist

Laminate flooring has quickly become an alLifestyles_Maple961-flooringternative to the higher prices of hardwood flooring. These floors are more resistant to stains, fading, denting and depending on construction more scratch and water resistant. Generally used in living room and bedroom areas in the past, recent new technology has improved laminates to allow installations even in kitchens, basement, family rooms and bathrooms.We are Brandon, Greg and Judy of Home Based Carpet and Flooring located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are professional, very knowledgeable and friendly folks always available to help you choose from the large amount of laminate flooring possibilities available in today’s flooring market. 

Choosing which laminate flooring to purchase can be confusing, so let use help you.  We help advise you about core thickness, typically up 1/4 inch which achieves added stability, is less likely to buckle and muffles noises. Quality laminate cores are specifically treated with water repellents, which will reduce swelling due to excessive moisture. In a top quality laminate construction: the back is reinforced with melamine for structural stability and moisture resistance. Eco-friendly core-board is the dense inner layer and is made of recycled wood fiber, meaning fewer trees are used with less waste. Providing the beauty of the laminate floor, the decorative layer is a highly detailed photograph that gives the laminate the appearance of wood or tile. Melamine wear top layer is a tough, clear finish reinforced with aluminum oxide, one of the hardest mineral compounds known, to resist staining, fading, surface moisture, wear and tear.

At Home Based Carpet and Flooring we strive to stay up to date on the changing face of all flooring products. Hardwood floors, carpet, sheet vinyl flooring and luxury vinyl panks and tiles. Our goal is to get you the best quality and value for your money. Then coupled with Certified Flooring Installers we get the job done right the first time. We sell and install Columbia laminate floors, Pergo, Tarkett, Hallmark and Inhaus. Please feel free to contact us anytime by calling 513-373-8540. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about installing new flooring in your home or business.

Flooring Consumer Alert!

Recently there was a special edition on 60 Minutes telivision show about the laminates and hardwood floors that are imported from Asian countries. The article discussed the toxins that are in the above products that contain a much higher amount than the United States standards allow to contain. Make sure the laminate and hardwood floors you are thinking about purchasing is compliant with US standards.