Laminate FAQ's

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Find out all you need to know about the top flooring category frequently asked questions.
What is the difference between laminate tile and laminate planks?
Laminate tile flooring looks and feels just like stone or ceramic tile, from the natural color choices to the surface texture. Laminate planks are engineered to look like wood planks in everything from color to species. To give the planks the look of real wood, surface textures oftentimes include the look of scraping and embossing. Laminate planks can also be installed like hardwood flooring, creating stunning patterns such as super trendy herringbone pattern, for a sophisticated and beautiful look.
Is all laminate flooring waterproof?
Laminate flooring with our LifeGuard core are both 100% waterproof. Our COREtec flooring is the original 100% waterproof flooring that has revolutionized the laminate flooring category.
Is laminate flooring a good choice for homes with children and pets?
Durable, 100% waterproof, stain and scuff resistant plus budget-friendly and available in both tile/stone and wood looks, laminate flooring is an excellent choice for homes with both children and pets. You get the gorgeous look and feel of either hardwood flooring or natural tile without the hefty price point or other limitations. Laminate flooring provides a beautiful, strong, and durable foundation for your family and pets to live and thrive!
Can I install laminate tile flooring over an existing floor?
Yes! You can install our laminate tile and plank flooring over many existing subfloors. Our laminate flooring comes with either VersaLock™ Floating Floor or Direct Glue Dry Back, which can both be installed over an existing subfloor.
How do I clean my laminate tile flooring?
We all have busy lives, so it’s important that we have an easy care and maintenance routine for our laminate flooring. Fortunately, daily cleaning is a cinch with laminate flooring. Sweep your floors regularly to remove loose dirt and grit. While our flooring is 100% waterproof, it’s still recommended to wipe away any spills or liquid messes as soon as they happen.