Learn more about your laminate flooring options in Forest Park, IL
Want the beauty of hardwood without the extra material cost and maintenance?
With laminate flooring, you can get a durable and beautiful looking flooring solution for your home or business. Ease of care and maintenance are where laminate floors shine, and Floor Coverings International Oak Park has a wide selection of looks and textures to fit your design goals.
Start searching for your favorite designs today by looking through our online product catalog.
About Laminate Installs
Older laminate installations required an adhesive to keep it together, but with advancements in technology, you can now do a floating or click/lock installation method to save time.
This method is great for those looking for a quick, cost-effective installation. WIth click/lock installs, you can even install laminate over top of your existing floors.
Guide to Laminate Styles
Laminate flooring has some unique properties compared to other flooring materials. Below are some key features you should consider when you meet with a design associate to choose your style.
Thickness and Width. Laminate can vary in thickness as well as width. This can affect how well it is at preventing dents in the flooring, noise reduction, and the softness under your feet.
Abrasion Criteria (AC). The AC Rating is a scale of wear resistance that ranges from AC 1 (worst) to AC 5 (best). Homes typically have a rating of AC 3 or AC 4, but businesses may want to consider laminate styles with an AC 5 rating to withstand daily high-traffic usage.
Texture. To better simulate real wood, there are three different texture method available:
- Embossed in Register (EIR)
- Hand Scraped
- High Gloss
Schedule a Free Design Meeting
Book an appointment with one of our design associate today! We’ll drive over in our state-of-the-art mobile showroom. Be sure to share your favorites in the Online Catalog so we can include those materials.