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Laminate Flooring

About Laminate Flooring

Laminate wood flooring is designed to replicate the look of real hardwood floors. It comes in realistic plank shapes and a variety of textures and colors to mimic the appearance of wood ranging from oak to acacia. To further replicate the look of natural wood, many laminate floor planks will often feature saw marks, graining and knotholes. Because of how authentic laminate flooring looks, you’ll be able to update and transform your entire home with that coveted hardwood look — at a lower cost. Install laminate flooring in hallways, dining areas, living areas and kitchens and see your home transform with this beautiful and functional alternative to traditional wood floors.

What Is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate is a type of synthetic flooring made of fused fiberboard and resin with a photographic layer on top. It features four distinct layers:

Base layer

The back layer, which features melamine reinforcement, is designed to keep the base of the flooring sturdy and stable. This layer also aids in moisture resistance.

Fiberboard core

Laminate’s fiberboard core features a solid coreboard center to add additional stability to the flooring. It helps keep the flooring durable and resists impacts.

Decorative layer

The decorative layer is what gives the laminate flooring its realistic appearance. By adding a detailed photographic layer, the base layer and fiberboard core transform into a realistic-looking piece that mimics wood, ceramic or tile flooring.

Wear layer

The wear layer is the final layer. It uses both aluminum oxide and melamine to create a clear yet durable layer that resists wear and tear.



Because of how durable laminate flooring is, it is a long-lasting flooring solution — even in heavy traffic areas of your home like hallways or living areas. You can count on laminate to add strength and style to your home for years to come.

Comfortable to Walk On

Laminate wood flooring offers a comfortable surface to walk on, especially if the laminate has a thick underlayment installed beneath it. The multilayer construction means this material feels much better underfoot than wood flooring, so homeowners with toddlers or young children will appreciate the more gentle surface. This characteristic also makes laminate flooring an ideal solution for elderly residents.

Easy to Maintain

Unlike real hardwood floors, which require careful maintenance and waxing to keep them looking their best, laminate wood flooring is significantly easier to maintain. All it requires is regular sweeping and occasional mopping to remove any dirt, dust or pet hair that has accumulated on the surface.

Resists Daily Wear and Tear

Wood flooring can be susceptible to dents, cracks and scratches. Because laminate flooring has four durable layers, it is better able to resist wear and tear. It is also moisture-resistant and doesn’t fade or stain, making it a great solution for homeowners with children or pets.


Wood flooring, especially the exotic varieties, is considered an investment for a reason. While it offers a good return on that investment, it tends to be more pricey upfront than other flooring options. With laminate flooring, you’ll be able to experience the same wood floor look and enhance the overall design of your space for a lot less money. For homeowners wanting to find a stylish flooring solution that leaves room in the remodeling budget, laminate flooring is the way to go.


Because of how many wood types, colors and textures laminate flooring comes in, you can easily find something that matches your home’s architecture and your own personal style.

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At DMV Home Design, we provide homeowners with a transparent buying process and guidance from the beginning to the end of the flooring process. If you are trying to decide which color, texture or finish of our laminate flooring options would look best in your space, one of our mobile sales reps can come out to either your home or commercial business.

They’ll discuss your style preference and needs and provide you with plenty of flooring sample selections. You’ll be able to see what your potential laminate flooring would look like in your home and compare it against your current color scheme and furniture.

Once you decide on your flooring, we guarantee next-day professional installation. We also offer a price match guarantee on all the major brands of laminate flooring that we sell. This policy, plus our easy financing, ensures you receive the best possible deal on your new flooring.

DMV Home Design looks forward to partnering with you on your laminate flooring installation project in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. We have attractive and affordable laminate flooring that will transform your home and provide you with a durable, easily maintained flooring solution.