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Laminate is difficult to gouge or dent

Laminate is a durable flooring option that is made primarily of wood chips. These chips are pressed tightly together to create high-density fiberboard, one of the hardest wood materials available. This floor covering. is harder than hardwood, and therefore, it is even more difficult to gouge or dent it. Douglas Flooring is a laminate flooring retailer that appreciates the beauty and practicality of this wood flooring. You’ll find a wide variety of styles and colors in our showroom in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Laminate looks like hardwood or natural stone, and 3D printing technology assures that this look is realistic. Deep embossing produces designs that capture the unique grain of both domestic and exotic wood species as well as the crevices found in stone. You can install this flooring in any room in the house. Water-resistant laminate is appropriate for kitchens while waterproof laminate is ideal for bathrooms and basements. This flooring is most often made by bonding four different layers of materials together into one tile, strip, or plank.

  • Bottom layer - typically comprised of plastic; protects against moisture
  • Core layer - high-density fiberboard that bears the weight
  • Design layer - multiple sheets of photo paper that are fused
  • Wear layer - clear layer made of aluminum oxide; protects against stains and fading


This type of flooring is usually installed as a floating floor. Strips, planks, or tiles fit together so they do not need to be attached to the subfloor. This allows the floor to expand and contract. The installation team leaves space around the perimeter of the floor for the same purpose. Many types of subfloors can be covered, including vinyl, concrete, ceramic tile, and plywood. It may be necessary to repair the subfloor if it’s not level. While underlayment is not required, it is a good idea to include it in your project. It helps to decrease noise when you walk on the floor. Look for underlayments that are mold-and mildew-resistant. Remember that your project will include molding and trim.

Laminate is a budget-friendly flooring choice that can last 15-20 years with proper care. It’s best to vacuum the floor regularly and clean up spills immediately. The floor can be mopped if it is dried afterward. Douglas Flooring is a laminate flooring store that can answer any question you have about flooring. We serve Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Zachary, and Prairieville Louisiana.