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Laminate Flooring in San Rafael, CA

Made for elegant, easier living, today’s laminate flooring in San Rafael, CA is anything but a shoddy hardwood substitute. With hundreds of styles available, there’s a laminate flooring option for every homeowner, business, and any space and style.


At City Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home of San Rafael, CA, we feature a vast selection of laminate flooring choices, representing all your favorite hardwood looks. If you’re short on time and funds but don’t want to compromise on style, consider the exciting world of modern laminate flooring. Here’s a closer look at laminate and where you can install your flooring.


What Is Laminate?

Laminate flooring looks like actual hardwood, yet these two product families are quite different. Manufactured in sturdy layers, laminate planks are man-made. Most laminate floors have a synthetic backing to go with their pressed core and clear topcoat, resulting in a floor that can undergo all types of heavy activity. Plus, laminate flooring is an eco-friendly and budget-friendly choice for homeowners, unlike other flooring options.


Laminate Flooring vs Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to choosing the perfect flooring for your space, consider the area of installation and your style. If you’re stuck between choosing from solid/engineered hardwood flooring and laminate flooring, our Carpet One experts can help. Here’s a comparison of the benefits of each.


Laminate Wood-Look Plank

Solid or Engineered Hardwood Plank

Is Laminated Flooring Waterproof?

While most laminate flooring options aren’t considered to be fully waterproof, all are designed to coexist with reasonable levels of household moisture. Simply exercise vigilance in wiping away spills and splashes as they occur.


For rooms where additional moisture resistance is required, we recommend choosing our 100% waterproof laminate floor line, like our Mirror Lake Performance Flooring line. These reliable, resilient floors can withstand any spills and pet accidents in your active home.


Laminate Flooring Installation

Although laminate floors are designed for quick and easy installation, discussing your project with a professional is recommended. A professional installer will be able to evaluate your subfloor for moisture and install it according to the manufacturer’s specifications.


Some areas of installation include:


Here at City Carpets Carpet One, we offer professional installation services and select warranties for our flooring products, including wood flooring, vinyl plank, tile flooring, and laminate plank.


Shop Laminate in San Rafael, CA - City Carpets Carpet One

City Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home is a proud member of the nation’s most beloved independent flooring cooperatives. Our laminate flooring collection is constantly growing and includes all the best flooring brands. Please visit our showroom at 55 E. Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael, CA. to browse our laminate flooring displays.





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Caring for Laminate Flooring

Your home’s laminate floors are meant to last. Keep your laminate looking its best with these helpful care.