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At Interior Solutions, we strive to ensure all Flooring products fulfill the needs and desires of our customers, keeping safety first and foremost in everything we do. Laminate can go in just about any room or level in your home. Unlike some laminates that buckle, swell or warp when exposed to water. Armstrong laminate flooring has an added layer of protection. If you are still looking for something a little more resistant to water damage then take a look at the all new 100% waterproof flooring.

Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials.

Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it may be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It may also have the advantages of costing less and requiring less skill to install than alternative flooring materials. It is reasonably durable, hygienic, and relatively easy to maintain.


  1. A dense core or base layer of plywood or high-density fiberboard to give the material strength and stability. This base is the same one used in many of the best engineered wood flooring products. 

  2. A high-resolution, photo-realistic image layer. Again, this image layer usually mimics wood—but you can find stone-look and even metal-look variants.

  3. A protective wear layer to provide hardness and protection. This layer is extremely tough, making laminate one of the most durable flooring options around.


Some types of laminate also come with an attached underlayment or backing layer below the base to promote moisture-resistance or add soundproofing qualities, but it depends on the specific product.


  1. Make sure to acclimate the floor for at least 48 hours.

  2. All baseboard molding must first be removed prior to installation.

  3. Apply an underlayment to deaden sounds and make the floor more resilient.

  4. Plan your layout and cut the first row lengthwise to decide direction of planks.

  5. Always leave an expansion gap or wedge of 1/4" inch for wood flooring.


In the vast majority of cases, you will run your laminate flooring straight through from the front door to the back door. This creates a cohesive look that complements most spaces, typically resulting in running the floor parallel with the longest walls. Not only does this approach typically save you money, but it creates good energy flow in your home. One of the most basic principles of feng shui for the home is that the front door is the main portal for energy (chi) to enter the home. Running your laminate from the front door to the back door lets the chi run throughout your home. One exception to the front-to-back rule comes into play when you have already existing wood or laminate floors. If you try to match a new area with an old area, it won't typically match well. In this case, you may choose to purposely install the new flooring perpendicular to the existing flooring.


Deviating from laying your laminate flooring from front to back will happen when your space to too small or awkwardly shaped to allow it. This is an opportunity to introduce a pattern into your flooring. You may also want to do a border or a special inlay which includes a pattern, referred to as parquet. Depending on your design aesthetic and personal taste, you can choose to install modern or classic wood floor patterns with your laminate flooring. You can do classic parquet laminate floors which include alternating squares of laminate boards, which look like individual tiles made of wood. Modern parquet patterns include chevron, herringbone, and hexagons.



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  • Why Buy Laminate Wood Floors?
    Laminate wood flooring is a popular flooring trend for homeowners and commercial contractors. Also known as, a floating wood tile, laminate flooring is made of a multi-layer synthetic flooring solution fused together with a lamination process. At Interior Solutions our floor laminate products meet or exceed all environmental, health and safety requirements, including formaldehyde emissions.
  • How Much Extra Laminate Flooring Should You Buy?
    When you're ready to replace your flooring, you need to put in an order for the right amount. If you're planning to use laminate, that means adding a little extra to your purchase: an additional percentage added on to the exact measurement of the flooring you need. Many homeowners, however, struggle to determine exactly how much they need.
  • Why Order Extra?
    When you place your laminate order, allow an additional 5-15% of your initial flooring measurement to account for waste. If the room is relatively simple--a square with no extra corners or features in the middle of the room that you need to work around--you can probably get away with 5% waste, especially with an experienced contractor installing your flooring. On the other hand, if you have a complicated room--or if the room is particularly small--you may need to go as high as 15% waste. You can be sure of consistency within the lot. While laminate flooring usually has few differences between one lot and the next, you may notice some differences--and you'd rather have a room with a consistent appearance. Ordering extra for waste prevents delays. If you don't order enough flooring in the first place, you may find yourself waiting around for more to come in. This can mean wasted time for your contractor or even result in your project getting pushed back, since the contractor may need to work on other projects while waiting for your materials to come in
  • What If the Box Doesn't Come with the Right Measurement?
    You need an extra 25 square feet of flooring, but each box only comes with 20 square feet. Can you get away with not ordering that extra five square feet of flooring, or should you take the plunge and order the extra box? Short answer? Ordering the extra box has several benefits. When it comes to flooring, too much is always better than too little. If you don't need to use all of the extra floorings you ordered when you install it, you can set the laminate flooring to the side, ideally in an area climate-controlled approximately the same way as the room where the flooring is installed. Then, if there is damage to the laminate in the future, you can easily use the extra flooring to make repairs--and it will be a better match for your existing flooring than if you try to buy a new batch. On the other hand, if you're working with an experienced contractor in a relatively simple room, you may be able to get by without buying that extra box--especially if you're on a tight budget. Before deciding to leave that extra box sitting on the shelf--virtual or otherwise--talk with your contractor about how much waste laminate they feel they will need for your room. Talking with your contractor can also give you a better idea of how much waste laminate they expect to need in general, which can help you make better buying choices
  • Is it Easy to Install Laminate Flooring?
    Yes, when it comes to flooring installation; it doesn't get much easier than laminate wood flooring installation. Installing laminate planks does require a few tools like a saw and a hammer but other than cutting the boards it doesn't require a professional installer. We do recommend if you have it in your budget to hire a laminate flooring installer in your area. However, if you can't afford to pay several dollars per square foot for a pro to install your new floors then don't worry you can easily do it yourself.
  • How to Decide Which Way to Lay Laminate Flooring?
    There is no one right direction to lay laminate flooring. Each home and each space has its distinctive characteristics, such as size, decor, and lighting. Deciding which way to lay laminate flooring depends on those characteristics. Below you can find information on common ways to lay your flooring, different types of patterns, and tips on avoiding laminate flooring installation fails. Google Images and Pinterest serve as great resources, too, if you are stuck or need some more ideas.


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