Although BonitaFloors.com is
in hardwood flooring, it took us awhile to get used to the idea
offering laminate floors. Much has changed since laminate flooring
began selling in the states back in the mid nineties.
|• The Past. Laminate Flooring
|• The Present. Laminate Floors
|• Multiple Designs, Styles &
|• There are always cheap priced
The Past. Laminate Flooring
We became somewhat disillusioned with laminate
floors for several reasons. Those included, peaked seams with
glued type installations, easy chipping on the ends, and
susceptibility to moisture. With a good dose of high humidity those
dang floors would react in all sorts of way!
Installation was not an easy task either.
Laminate floors of the past required gluing with clunky strap clamps to
keep the floor tight and intact while the adhesive set.
Unfortunately few installers invested in the special tools to do so,
resulting in gapped floors where moisture and dirt caused havoc.
The Present. Laminate Floors.
Today all laminate floors are click together
type, or snap and lock, similar to floating
engineered hardwood floors. Now the better manufacturers have a handle on
the issues mentioned above, and the styles are very impressive! If
you're looking for .89 cent per square foot laminate floors you'll find plenty of them at
Floors To Go, Costco, and the like, but you will not find them
Multiple Designs, Styles & Appearances
Quite frankly we didn't know what was happening
in the laminate floor business until we started hearing about
hand scraped laminate floors. It was then our curiosity was
brought to attention. Now the better laminate flooring manufacturers
are no longer offering just the standard boring butcher block
appearance that was the norm in earlier days.
laminate floor versions primarily had one dimension and style.
Approximately 7 inches in width with three strips and standard
length of 48 or so. Now, many hardwood duplicates are available
including random length, beveled and micro beveled. Designs are
available in one face widths from 3 inches to seven.
width laminate flooring took us by surprise also as seen in the
Alloc Timberview Collection.
Other interesting laminate styles include textured surfaces. Many
mimic the actual look of hardwood, tile, and stone floors. Exotic
hardwood styles are also available. For those concerned about the
durability of bamboo floors, a few manufacturers offer a bamboo
laminate floor. One popular seller is in the
World Traveler line.
Laminate floors have changed indeed! Improvement over the years in
quality, styles, and choices has proven they are an excellent
alternative choice for those with very active households and limited
Prices are also extremely reasonable at Bonitafloors.com. As our slogan says "....browse 24/7..." All
budgeting can be done with the click of the mouse on our site any
hour of the day. All products are available for viewing in our
showroom with website prices always up to
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