LAMINATES

Engineered products allow the use of real wood in nearly every application imaginable, even with our varying humidity here in Tampa Bay. Like vinyl, the care and maintenance of laminate products is fairly easy and laminate material handles surface moisture well. However, if the core material the laminate, resin, wood fiber or Kraft paper, should get wet, it can expand and damage the flooring, which then must be replaced.

The surface of a laminate plank is actually only an image of wood, printed from camerafilm onto a thin decorative layer. It is not real wood, but only a photograph of wood. The finished material is similar in feel to a kitchen countertop. We do not sell or install this product. Real wood has beauty that cannot be duplicated by even the best photographer, with the best camera.

tree Residential real estate agents say homes with wood floors hold their value better, sell faster, and fetch higher prices, according to a recent nationwide survey commissioned by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). "Homeowners believe that they don't build ‘em like they used to," says one Tampa Bay agent. "When people see real hardwood floors, they feel more confident that the entire house was built with superior building materials."

Your home is probably the largest investment you will ever make. Protect it by installing real wood floors!