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Does A Laminate Floor Look Cheap?

Does A Laminate Floor Look Cheap: Styles & Options

Lisa Hobbie // 2020

As is any type of flooring you’re considering, some types of laminate floor may not look as nice as others. Where some types such as sheet tile are known to look chintzy or hollow, other laminate floor options are actually quite elegant and beautiful.

There are so many benefits to enjoy when choosing a laminate floor, from the ease of installation and durability to the low-maintenance and aesthetic appeal. Greatmats specializes in quality flooring, and the laminate floor options are no different. Depending on the look you are going for, Greatmats likely has a laminate floor option that will create the appearance you desire at an affordable price. So, your dream of having an upscale look to your flooring is not lost!

Peel and Stick Laminate


Vinyl Peel and Stick laminate floor options allow you to add the rich look and feel of a designer slate, stone, or wood plank floor without the high cost. These tiles are available for many applications and provide an affordable option to transform any solid surface floor - such as concrete. These tiles are extremely resistant to moisture and will not expand like many cheap laminate tiles do and feature a wear resistant surface.

They are easy to install with no adhesive required, and they are easy to cut with a simple utility knife. Greatmats peel and stick laminate tiles are essentially maintenance free and extremely easy to clean using a damp mop or basic household cleaner. They would work well in kitchens, basements, entryways, garages, and dining room floors and offer a rich and stylish look and feel that would be suitable for home or business and looks anything BUT cheap.

Cork Laminate


Cork laminate flooring is one of the most popular options available at Greatmats. Not only is it affordable, durable, and attractive, but it provides excellent shock absorbing qualities - preventing sore legs, feet, joints, and back. So, it doesn’t look or feel cheap! It features the highest technology in preventing surface abrasions and scratches with ceramic micro beads! That, along with its excellent thermal insulating properties and numerous color and design options, makes this laminate flooring an excellent choice for any room in the house. This floor also features water resistant technology, which even makes it suitable for the kitchen, basement, or bathroom.

Modular Laminate Tiles


For a super sophisticated and upgraded look, the laminate floor option for you is Greatmats’ Max Tile floor tiles. The realistic designs available in the commercial grade vinyl surface create the look of a shiny oak or maple hardwood, or a rich slate floor without the need to ever be refinished. This surface is durable and scratch resistant, making it suitable to hold heavy furniture or appliances and compliment even the fanciest decor.

These raised floor tiles combine performance and durability and allow air to flow underneath. This can help avoid the growth of mildew and mold when and if water is present - such as in a basement setting, and can provide a thermal insulative benefit due to the air pocket beneath the vinyl surface. This tile is truly the best product on the market at a competitive price point. If longevity and durability are among your top priorities when choosing a laminate flooring option, this is the one for you to use.

Laminate Planks


Finally, if you are looking for a quality laminate floor to finish a corporate, retail, or other high traffic area, the LVT Plank flooring options are an excellent choice. This laminate floor is mold, mildew, and stain resistant, and is fast and easy to install without adhesive. It is made from 100 percent recyclable material, and it has a sophisticated, vivid, earthy, and casual look. High-resolution imagery is used to create realistic textures combined with performance technology. This flooring is slip resistant and reduces standing fatigue. It will look and feel great for years to come.

Laminate Flooring Underlay


In addition to the numerous laminate floor options at Greatmats, there are also a variety of underlayments available. Perhaps one of the best underlayment options available is the SilentTread rubber roll. This provides superior sound reduction made from recycled green rubber. It provides excellent cushioning in residential applications involving laminate floors, and it will not be crushed or degraded by the flooring system. It will retain its noise reduction capabilities for the life of the flooring, resulting in a top-notch soundproof floor. It will help prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria.

The laminate floor products at Greatmats are made of top notch materials and are designed to last. They look anything but cheap, and instead, present the look of wood or stone at a fraction of the price of the real thing. With the proper cleaning techniques and care in place, the laminate flooring options at Greatmats will long outlive traditional, cheaper laminate floors purchased elsewhere. Most of the laminate floor options at Greatmats are also backed by excellent, long-term warranties, so you can buy with confidence. Reach out to the knowledgeable and friendly customer service staff for samples, suggestions, and other information that will help you make the best decision for your laminate floor project.
For more on this topic please review our Laminate Flooring product page.