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Laminate Flooring in South Lake Tahoe, CA

If you’re considering laminate flooring in South Lake Tahoe, CA, you’re not alone! Water-resistant and durable, laminate flooring is the perfect alternative to hardwood or stone. But for those who grew up with a laminate floor that was sub-par in the design department, you may not think this flooring meets your modern interior design specs. However, you may be surprised to learn that this manufactured marvel has improved drastically in recent years, making it a popular choice for home improvement projects. At Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home of Lake South Tahoe, CA, we can help you navigate the evolving world of laminate flooring.


Not sure if laminate flooring will look good in your home? Here are some reasons why you should consider laminate and where you can install this flooring.

What Is Laminate?

Today’s laminate flooring creates stunning visuals that are often hard to differentiate from their hardwood and tile counterparts. It’s an excellent option for those seeking budget-friendly flooring that looks great and performs in active homes. Laminate is made from multiple layers of composite wood, or a wood byproduct and a high-definition textured wood-look design printed on the top layer. For this reason, laminate floors–even expensive designs–can be produced affordably.


Which Is Better: Vinyl or Laminate?

There are numerous benefits to both laminate flooring and luxury vinyl (LVP and LVT). While we wish we could say one is better, there are too many benefits to both flooring types. The real question to ask when choosing a flooring product is, “What type of flooring do I want and need?” Do you need flooring that can withstand moisture? Or are you looking for a floor that has an expensive hardwood look and feel?


Here’s a breakdown of the key elements for both vinyl and laminate and which one is best for you.

Is Laminate Flooring Waterproof?

At one time, laminate was not considered waterproof. However, Carpet One now offers exclusive waterproof brands for laminate and vinyl! And with the proper care and maintenance, your moisture-resistant flooring will last for years.


Streamline your floor plan with the look of hardwood flooring throughout your home. Consider laminate flooring for areas like:

Is Laminate Installation Easy?

In general, the manufacturing process of laminate flooring allows for easier installation. With installation costs taking up a significant part of any new flooring budget, this is a big win for the overall budget of a laminate flooring project. Despite its ease of installation, we still encourage you to consider a professional installation for the best results.


Benefits of laminate installation:

  1. Laminate can often be “floated” on top of an existing floor, e.g., basement floors.
  2. No need for glue or nails! Laminate flooring is installed using the tongue-and-groove method.
  3. Less time for your installer also means lower installation costs.

Did you know? We offer professional installations and warranties on our flooring products, including laminate, LVT, hardwood flooring, and tile. Get a FREE flooring estimate today!


Shop Laminate Near You – Alpine Carpet One

If you’re interested in adding laminate flooring to your space, visit Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home. We proudly serve clients throughout the greater Lake Tahoe area, offering wood-look laminate floors in all the leading brands. Plus, as a part of the Carpet One cooperative, we can offer our customers a greater expanse of flooring products. Browse our online flooring selection or visit our showroom at 2212 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe, CA.



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Laminate Flooring Care


A little TLC can go a long way. Keep your laminate floors looking beautiful year after year with these flooring care tips.





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