Flooring Picks: Engineered and Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring gives you the look of wood or stone, but without the cost and maintenance. See our favorite laminate floors, with manufacturer information included.
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Laminate Floor with Stone Tile Style
Laminate flooring can capture the look of tile without the installation hassle. This Malaga Stone flooring has the appearance of grouted tiles without the maintenance concerns.
Malaga Stone flooring
Starts at $3.69 per square foot
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Hardwood Flooring Look-Alike
Bring an old-world feel to your kitchen with flooring that captures the look of hardwood. This selection features beveled edges for an authentic feel.
Berkshire Oak flooring $3.99 per square foot Pergo 800/337-3746; pergo.com
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Laminate Looks like Hardwood Flooring
Laminate flooring yields an upscale appearance, yet is resistant to scratches, stains, and moisture. Floors mimic maple, cherry, oak, walnut, and other wood species.
Armstrong Laminate Flooring Armstrong World Industries, Inc. 800/233-3823; armstrong.com
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Stone-Look Laminate Flooring
It's tough to tell, but this stone-look flooring is actually laminate. It comes in planks for easy installation.
Vermont Slate flooring Starts at $5.29 per square foot Alloc 877/362-5562; alloc.com
Secrets to Cleaning a Laminate Floor
Say so long to streaky floors. Keep laminate floors spill-free and sparkling with these must-know tips.
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Glueless Laminate Flooring
Heart Pine is just one option in the Coastal Collection, which can be installed without glue. Locking technology secures the flooring without the messy cleanup.
Coastal Collection Heart Pine Flooring Starts at $3.50 per square foot Shaw Floors 800/441-7429; shawfloors.com
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Laminate Flooring for Exotic Wood Look
Laminate flooring in Global Passage Brazilian Cherry captures the look of exotic wood. The rich tone will add warmth to your home.
Global Passage Brazilian Cherry Flooring $3.77 per square foot Pergo 800/337-3746; pergo.com
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Slate-Like Laminate Flooring
Realistic embossing and random designs give Solana Slate laminate a look much like natural stone. The snap-together tiles speed installation.
Solana Slate Flooring Starts at $3.69 per square foot Alloc 877/362-5562; alloc.com
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Oak-Look Laminate Flooring
When it comes to laminate, details are the key. French Quarter Pickled Oak Plank flooring is a careful copy of the subtle tones and patterns in natural wood floors.
French Quarter Pickled Oak Plank Flooring Starts at $6 per square foot Mohawk 800/266-4295; mohawk.com