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Why choose laminate?

Mohawk laminate flooring in [[ cms:structured_address_city]] from Carpet Source
Laminate flooring adds sophisticated style—amazingly realistic hardwood and stone looks—to your home for less.

Laminate flooring is easy to install and easy to maintain, making it a great choice for the way you live—and for your budget. And it’s an environmentally friendly flooring option, often being made with recycled materials and requiring no harvesting of rare trees. Now, you can have styles that are as environmentally responsible as they are beautiful.

Fresh style. We carry laminate styles that embrace the latest trends. Add a light wood-look laminate in shades of white and gray to lighten up any space with an open, airy feel. Or try a natural stone look to create buzz-worthy flooring.
Mohawk laminate flooring in [[ cms:structured_address_city]] from Carpet Source
Mohawk laminate flooring in [[ cms:structured_address_city]] from Carpet Source
Mohawk laminate flooring in [[ cms:structured_address_city]] from Carpet Source
Serious durability. You can put the visual you love in even the trickiest areas—foyers, hallways, high-traffic areas and in-between spaces. Direct pressure laminate surfaces are virtually immune to spills, scuffs, stains and fading. Laminate flooring can be installed over dry concrete, wooden subfloors and many floor types. Its low clearance space height helps in older homes with floor thickness issues. Laminate floors are exceptionally durable and provide worry-free assurance that the floor you love won’t lose its looks.

Easy maintenance. As we mentioned, laminate flooring options realistically emulate the look and feel of hardwood at a lower price point. Did we add that your laminate floors will clean in a snap? That’s right, maintenance is quick and easy. Just clean with a vacuum, a damp cloth and the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner.

There are many laminate patterns and designs available and we invite you to browse our catalog HERE or visit Carpet Source to view them in person.

Featured laminate products

Antique Craft Stone Hearth Oak 2
Stone Hearth Oak by Mohawk Industries
Boardwalk Collective Beachwood 2
Beachwood by Mohawk Industries
Elderwood Asher Gray Oak 3
Asher Gray Oak by Mohawk Industries
Sawmill Ridge Wheat Field Oak 2
Wheat Field Oak by Mohawk Industries

Laminate flooring basics

When choosing a new floor covering for your home, you may wonder if laminate flooring is still a viable option. While there are a great many flooring materials available, laminate is still a very feasible choice for many rooms. This is especially the case if you want the look of real wood, but you’re working with a budget that won’t allow for the real thing.

It’s very important to make sure that you choose the right laminate for the particular rooms you’re looking to cover. It can be placed over radiant heat, and it’s fine to install it at grade, or even below grade, as long as the right type for the job is chosen.

At Carpet Source, we take great pride in making sure our customers get the perfect flooring for their home. Let us help you every step of the way, and we’ll see to it that your satisfaction is guaranteed. We proudly serve the areas of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, with a showroom located in Albuquerque. We invite you to stop by at your convenience and speak to one of our flooring professionals.

Knowing which laminate is best for your needs can go a long way in making sure that you won’t have to replace your floors prematurely. The Abrasion Class rating can help determine which one you need specifically.

  • AC1 Moderate Residential –best used in closets and bedrooms where the lightest amounts of traffic will be possible.
  • AC2 General Residential –best for livings rooms and dining areas, where only moderate amounts of traffic are expected.
  • AC3 Heavy Residential –can withstand the highest amount of residential traffic

Ratings of AC4 and AC5 are primarily used for extremely high traffic commercial areas, such as cafes, government buildings and department stores.
Modern laminate flooring in Albuquerque NM from Carpet Source
Since it can be hard to gauge how an entire room will look when you only have a sample to go by, there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for laminate flooring. Concerning color, it is generally accepted that colors will appear darker after installation, than what the sample might look like. Light colors often reflect light better than dark colors, which tend to absorb it.

Grain is another determining factor that can look much different once the entire floor is installed. Grains can be swirling, bold or appear notched with bird’s eye patterns, while others might seem to have no grain at all. You might like the grain of one particular board, but as that is repeated throughout the room, it might appear quite busy. It’s important to decide up front whether you like a great deal of grain, or a smaller amount.

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