Choosing the right flooring for your home or office is important. The floor you pick will have a huge impact on the look and feel of every room. And for many rooms, laminate flooring is an enduring choice for house and workplaces in Newton because it offers two advantages that nearly every buyer wants: beauty and durability.
Floor Coverings International, serving Newton and surrounding regions, can help you determine what type of laminate flooring is best for your home and style. We offer you a free in-home consultation and many popular styles of flooring. Newton residents should look no further – we do the hard work so you don’t have to.
Our design consultants will come to your home with a large variety of laminate floor options. They will work with you to find the perfect flooring solution for each of your rooms.
Our designers are well-educated about all types of floors so they can answer any questions you have.
In addition, our instant visualization software enables us to show you how your room will look with the flooring you choose, before it is installed. The technology is stunning and you’ll be instantly impressed when you see images of your rooms with different types of flooring! Our software provides a great way to view many different flooring options for each room to help make decisions. A tough decision just got a lot easier and we provide flawless installation.
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Why Choose FCI in Newton MA?
- Free, no obligation professional consultation: Solid or
engineered? Ceramic or stone? Laminate or laminate? Wool, nylon or olefin? What about
eco-friendly products? There are tens of thousands of flooring choices
available. We know flooring, so you don’t have to. Our professional design
associate will help you choose the perfect floor for your room and for your
- Factory-direct pricing: Floor Coverings International has more than a
hundred locations in the United States and Canada. That means we have buying
power with the best, most respected brands in the flooring industry – Shaw,
Armstrong, Bruce, Mohawk, Dallaminate, Kraus, Gulistan, Beaulieu, and many, many more.
We pass those savings along to you.
- Professional Installation: We know it’s not polite to brag, but we have
some of the best installers in the business – courteous, professional,
experienced, committed to getting the job done right – and they clean up after
themselves! You will love their work.
- Hassle-Free: .
We do flooring. Period. Our professional design staff will answer your
questions without pressuring you. Our proprietary technology takes the
guesswork out of choosing a floor. Our installers are expert at what they do. Give us a call and let us show you how easy it can be to get the floor you want.
- Limited Time Offer for Newton Residents: No Sales Tax on Any Flooring Projects
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Want to learn more about Laminate Flooring? We’ve got you covered…
Laminate Flooring is one of the most popular flooring options today, thanks in-part to technology. This flooring type is a popular choice for living rooms, family rooms and it’s right at home as kitchen flooring, too.
To understand if this is the right flooring choice for your home, let’s examine laminate flooring in more detail.
Generally, there are 4 different layers utilized in the construction of laminate flooring. Laminate is manufactured using one of two different processes: either “direct pressure” or “high pressure”.
Direct pressure laminate. With the direct pressure method, all of the layers are assembled at the same time and then heated and pressed together to form a bond. This is the most common type of laminate flooring.
High-pressure laminate. This type of laminate flooring is more often found in the expensive premium end of the laminate flooring market. It is a relatively new innovation which basically treats the top and bottom layers of laminate flooring separately, and then fuses these onto the core layer under extremely high pressure.
In some cases manufacturers also add an underlayment which is applied to the backside of the flooring. This is designed to add sound insulation qualities to the flooring and also helps cushion the floor. The material which is usually used is cork, felt, foam or other similar material.
Let’s outline the 4 different layers of a typical type of laminate floor:
The Wear Layer is the surface that is walked on and is the top-most layer. It’s typically made from cellulose paper that has been saturated with melamine plastic resins. This gives laminate flooring its excellent durability and scratch resistance.
The Design Layer gives laminate flooring its design, color and characteristics like grain pattern. It is the image that is seen through the wear layer and is usually made from cellulose paper with a photograph or a pattern printed onto it. As it is under the wear layer, the design layer is therefore protected and cannot be marked, scuffed or fade.
The Core Layer is the main part of laminate flooring and is usually made from particle board. Various strengths and thickness can be found. A thicker core will be more durable and stable. Some laminate flooring types have a core layer treated with water repellant chemicals, and others have paraffin wax impregnated joints to prevent water from penetrating the core.
The Stabilizing Layer is the very bottom layer of the floor that is usually made from cellulose paper that has been saturated with melamine plastic resins, just the same as the top layer. The purpose of the stabilizing layer is to create balance on either side of the core layer so that one side isn’t affected differently from the other.