Laminate Flooring Installation

The Pros and The Cons of one of the most popular flooring covering for homes. 

Laminate Floor Covering 

Laminate flooring installation emerged in the 1970's as an alternative to hardwood flooring installation.  Since its invention, the quality and technology within the flooring itself has made impressive strides. Today, laminate coverings are known for durability, easy upkeep, and a very broad selection of colors and textures. 

Designers and Engineers continue to dedicate countless hours on creating improvements for laminate. Perfection is a hard -- if not impossible -- feat to tackle. We're going to outline some of the most prominent pros and cons that we recognize with laminate flooring installation.

Pros

• Extremely easy to clean and stain resistant
• Durability stands up to foot and paw traffic
• Non-porous surface prevents allergy flares
• Typically quite affordable

Cons

• Not well-suited for environments prone to moisture   
• Doesn't increase home value in the long run
• Lower-end products can have a "fake" appearance

The Benefits of Laminate Flooring 

Ease of Maintenance 

Laminate flooring is easily one of the most low-maintenance flooring types. Grab yourself a vacuum, broom, or slightly damp mop and you're good to go. Better yet, check out some of the top laminate floor cleaning products.

Great for Paws and Allergies

Laminate's solid, non-porous surface stands up to foot traffic and pets. The non-porous quality prevents dust and allergens from penetrating the surface. Just watch out for sharp corners and pieces that can dig deep enough to snag the surface.

Affordable & Aesthetic

Laminate has hundreds of thousands colors and textures to choose from. Whether it's wood floor lookalikes or textured greys, the options are absolutely endless. The best part? Prices start around $2 per square foot.  
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The Cons of Laminate Flooring 

Prone to Moisture

When it comes to bathrooms and basements, moisture levels are higher versus living rooms or kitchens. Laminate products without locking mechanisms or improperly installed laminate can allow moisture to seep into the seams and particle board core. In turn, not making it the best choice for areas prone to water damage.  
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Looking to Add Value to Your Home? 

Laminate looks great, but it doesn't have the clout that natural wood flooring or tile has. Though much more appealing than carpet or lower grade laminates, not much real estate value will be added to your home. Home owners see between a 70-80% ROI reflected in the sale price of your home with wood flooring.  

Not As "Luxurious" as Other Floor Coverings

When produced, the texture and character is 'printed' onto the material.  To expedite the process, the desired pattern repeats. In higher grade products, the boards repeat in groups of 5-10. In cheap flooring products, it repeats in as low as 3 different patterns. As a result, the final product can appear fake. 
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Pat Nelson
Pat Nelson
April 5, 2023
I had the pleasure of having Nate from FoorScapes put in a bathroom tile floor for me. The job Nate did exceeded my expectations!
Leslie Snowball
Leslie Snowball
April 3, 2023
Excellent service in installing Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring on entire first floor and addressing repair issue promptly. Love our floor!
Dorothy Mick
Dorothy Mick
December 19, 2022
Work was done beautifully. I had old carpeting removed from my spare bedroom/craft room and a wood floor installed. I love it. Scheduling was a little fluid but I understand complications can arise. They'll be doing another room for me next month.
Cathy Rigby
Cathy Rigby
December 14, 2022
This company and their crew's are very self conscious and perform outstanding quality work.
Steven Tomasko
Steven Tomasko
November 5, 2022
Tom and the install team were all incredibly professional throughout the process! They responded right away to all of our calls and questions. The cost was reasonable compared to other contractors we reached out to. They were also very considerate with our infant daughter around the install site (pausing using a saw with her around without us having to ask!). And most importantly, the install looks flawless! I'd go back to them for another job in the future.
Thomas Wilson
Thomas Wilson
August 11, 2022
Our experience with Floorscapes was superior in every regard, and one of the best experiences we have ever had with professionals in remodeling type services. This is a company that does great work with their main business, but just as importantly pays attention to all the small things that can make the difference between a mediocre and superior experience. We wanted a hardwood floor installed in our home and Floorscapes quickly identified a high-quality product that fit the project and matched our ideas. Their craftsmen are experienced, very polite, and take obvious pride in doing in right the first time, with very close attention to detail. They involved us in each decision point and made options clear along the way. All the boxes were checked: punctual, cleaning the worksite carefully each day, and making efforts to be as unobtrusive as they could. Floorscapes also communicated in a highly professional, prompt manner that made us feel like a priority throughout the process. We were given detailed written (digital) estimates and were called and visited at the worksite by a supervisor to ensure that we were satisfied and clear on everything. There were no financial surprises and the entire transaction was transparent. If you're like us, you've noticed that the quality of everything seems to be slipping these days, in both products and services. It was great to find a company that does everything correctly, the way it used to be. If you are looking to have a flooring project done and want it done right, the first time, I strongly feel that you will have a very positive experience with Floorscapes. They will do an amazing job and treat you correctly.
Debra Iammarino
Debra Iammarino
July 11, 2022
I have used Floorscapes for installation of LPV in my kitchen, hallway, foyer, and then at a later date my living room. Jim and Tom are wonderful to work with and great people to have in your home. They very much enjoy what they do and their work is perfection. I highly recommend them (and have to many neighbors and friends).
Juli Paskay
Juli Paskay
July 11, 2022
Very easy to work with. Told you up front what to expect. All workers were very polite to my family and pet. Cleaned up after themself. Got the job done on time.
Amber Blankenship
Amber Blankenship
July 11, 2022
Floorscapes just such a wonderful job with the entire process from Jim and Kayla coming out to my house to assess the project, to the final install. Kayla and Jim were so helpful with choosing floors. I was trying to match existing hardwood stain with a LVP and Kayla went above and beyond for me. We had countless phone calls, text messages and tons of samples sent to my house. She was always responsive when I had a question or had a new idea. When it came to the install Tom and the crew were WONDERFUL! They were very professional and knowledgable on the whole process. They included me in many decision making aspects of the project to ensure I would be happy with the work. They were very attentive to all the small details along the way. I couldn't be happier with the service and work Floorscapes provided and I can't wait to hire them again to replace more floors in my house!
Gina Anthony
Gina Anthony
July 8, 2022
Everyone at Floorscapes were knowledgeable and helpful from the beginning, from ordering the flooring to the prep, the installation and the cleanup! I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone interested in replacing their floors.

Serving These Cities as Your Top Floor Covering Installers

• Akron
• Alliance
• Aurora
• Avon Lake
• Barberton
• Bath
• Beachwood
• Brimfield
• Brunswick
• Canton
• Cleveland
• Chagrin Falls
• Copley
• Cuyahoga Falls
• Elyria
• Euclid
• Fairlawn
• Green
• Hudson
• Kent
• Lakewood
• Lorain
• Macedonia
• Mayfield
• Medina
• Mentor
• North Canton
• Norton
• Parma
• Ravenna
• Richfield
• Solon
• Stow
• Streetsboro
• Tallmadge
• Twinsburg
• Westlake
• Wicklife
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