Laminate Buying Guide

By Floor & Decor

With a wide variety of design options and impressive durability, it's no wonder laminate is a flooring go-to. With top technology and craftsmanship, today's laminate options are more advanced than ever before and continue to be a DIYer’s dream with click-lock systems.

Get the Look You Want

Explore Floor & Decor's range of in-stock laminate options for a stylish, budget-friendly wood look.

A Wide Range of Colors

Laminate floors come in an array of shades to match your style. From light options like oak and maple to darker hues such as walnut and mahogany, there's a color option for every homeowner's vision.

Choice of Textures

The texture of your laminate flooring can make all the difference in achieving an authentic wood look. Choose from smooth finishes for a sleek appearance or opt for hand-scraped textures that mimic real wood grain patterns.

Enjoy Long-Lasting Performance

Experience superior performance with our top-selling laminate flooring brands found only at Floor & Decor: [AquaGuard Performance](, [HyrdoShield](, and [Hampstead]( Laminate flooring is constructed to stand up to wear and tear, boasting strength and beauty that stays intact. Here's what you can expect from our high-quality laminate flooring: * **Durability:** Laminate floors feature a wear layer that protects against scratches, dents, and stains. This ensures your floor stays looking new even in high-traffic areas. * **Maintenance:** Laminate floors are easy to clean and maintain, requiring only regular sweeping or vacuuming and occasional damp mopping with a mild cleaner.

Understanding AC Wear Ratings

The AC rating indicates the floor's resistance to damage from scratches, indentations and discoloration. Higher ratings mean greater durability. Here's a quick breakdown of what each rating means: * **AC1:** Suitable for light residential use (e.g., bedrooms) * **AC2:** Ideal for moderate residential use (e.g., living rooms) * **AC3:** Recommended for heavy residential or light commercial use (e.g., offices) * **AC4:** Designed for general commercial use (e.g., retail stores) * **AC5:** Best suited for high-traffic commercial spaces (e.g., public buildings)

If you have an average amount of traffic in your home, an AC3 wear rating should suffice. However, if you're looking to invest in extra protection against daily wear and tear, consider opting for laminate floors with an AC4 or above rating.

Lifetime Residential Warranty: Peace of Mind Guaranteed

At Floor & Decor, our waterproof and water-resistant selections are backed by a lifetime residential warranty that ensures lasting satisfaction with your investment. This guarantee safeguards any issues with materials or craftsmanship and provides assurance for the long haul.

GreenGuard Gold Certification: A Commitment to Quality and Eco-Friendliness

All of our laminate flooring options are GreenGuard Gold certified for low VOCs, meaning they meet industry standards for low chemical emissions.

Types of Laminate Flooring

At Floor & Decor, we offer a wide range of laminate flooring options to suit your needs and preferences. Our selection includes three main types: waterproof, water-resistant and traditional laminate flooring. Each type has its unique features, benefits and design options that cater to different lifestyles and budgets.

Waterproof Laminate Flooring

If you're looking for ultimate protection against spills or accidents in high-traffic areas, our exclusive waterproof laminate assortment is the perfect choice. One popular option is [AquaGuard Performance](, which offers complete protection. This innovative product can withstand everyday wear and tear, as well as accidental spills from liquids like water or wine.

Water-Resistant Laminate Flooring

Water-resistant laminate is easy to maintain with just a wet mop, making it perfect for busy households with kids or pets. With various colors, textures, and styles available, choose from [water-resistant laminate]( fit for your lifestyle.

Book Your Free Design Appointment Today

At Floor & Decor, we're committed to offering the highest quality laminate flooring options fit for your lifestyle. From traditional laminate designs with timeless appeal to cutting-edge waterproof laminate floors, our extensive selection has something for everyone. Book [your free design appointment]( today to get expert help making your selection and coordinating other elements in your space.