Commercial grade laminate flooring
At Spectra Contract Flooring, we’ve completed more than 350,000 flooring installations nationwide, including a broad range laminate flooring projects. Our flooring experts are here to help you select the greatest-value materials for your commercial project, and our seasoned crews deliver rapid installation. In our experience, commercial grade laminate flooring is a strong and cost-effective solution for many facilities, particularly with many of the new options available today.
Laminate flooring basics
Laminate flooring is a synthetic blend consisting of four layers that are laminated together:
- Wear layer— outermost layer that allows the flooring to resist stains, fading and daily wear and tear
- Décor layer— digitally printed picture that gives laminate a look of wood, porcelain, stone or other natural materials
- Core layer— primary structural layer that gives laminate its strong durability
- Backer layer— final layer that adds extra support for more stability
Why choose laminate flooring?
Due to its synthetic blend, laminate is more affordable than more premium natural options, such as wood, ceramic tile or stone. But commercial grade laminate flooring still provides great durability, as it resists scratches, sunlight, and even heavy wear and tear. For the best results, purchase laminate that has the highest AC Rating, a measure of a floor’s durability.
Since laminate uses digital images, it can take on the look of nearly any natural material with limitless colors and finishes, such as smooth, distressed, textured and more. New, glue-free and pre-glued laminates reduce installation waste and costs, while options have emerged with pre-attached underlay or no underlay, speeding up the installation process. Laminates are also hypoallergenic and easy to clean and maintain.
Applications for commercial-grade laminate flooring
Commercial grade laminate flooring with a high AC Rating can stand up to many environments and is suitable for a wide range of uses. It’s perfect for food consumption areas, as it’s easy to clean. It’s great for offices that want a natural look and durability without high cost. Laminate can work in high-traffic areas, such as foyers and entrances, though it doesn’t handle moisture well, so it should be used in combination with matting and rugs. Other options, such as LVT, natural ceramic tile or terrazzo are often superior for entranceways. Its susceptibility to moisture means laminate is not great for bathrooms or kitchens. Where laminate sits on concrete subfloors at or below ground level, underlayment and possibly a moisture barrier are required to protect your floor. At Spectra Contract Flooring, we can help you with moisture mitigation and testing to reduce risks and ensure your flooring lasts.
Laminate flooring is a highly cost-effective solution, as it limits up-front costs when compared with traditional flooring materials. If used properly, it can provide solid long-term value, though more durable options may deliver greater overall value. Laminate’s cost is comparable to resilient flooring.
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Our experienced flooring professionals work within your budget constraints and design vision to help you select the right flooring for your project. As the largest flooring contractor in the U.S., we can procure the best materials at the best prices and install the full range of laminate products, including:
- Glued laminate
- Pre-glued flooring
- Floating (glue-free) laminate
- Laminate with pre-attached underlayment
- And more
We deliver expert installation on the fastest schedules. But we don’t just stop there. We manage every detail of your flooring project to help you get the most from your floor. Learn more about our comprehensive flooring installation services.
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