The Benefits of Laminate Flooring

People of a certain age have an impression of “laminate flooring.” Laminate was originally created as an affordable alternative to hardwood and came into vogue in the 1970s. It was affordable but tended to look “fake” or “plastic-y.” Today’s laminate flooring, however, looks so “real” that experts even have difficulty telling the difference between laminate versus actual hardwood.

Thanks to advances in technology, finishes and printing, laminate flooring looks better than ever, while still providing an amazing value for the money. Easy to install and easy to maintain, laminate flooring is visually stunning, extremely durable, and quick to clean. You can easily vacuum up dirt and dust or use a broom or damp mop– plus, it’s scratch resistant. No wonder laminate flooring is popular for high-traffic areas.

AZ Carpet Closeouts of Phoenix is the place to shop for laminate wood flooring. You can easily shop for different tints, textures, thickness and brand name to find a laminate to match any style or décor.

Laminate wood flooring copies the natural rich tones of different wood varieties to create the exquisite sheen of hardwood without the cost. AZ Carpet Closeouts’ laminate floors are affordable alternatives that perfectly mimic the elegance and beauty of authentic hardwood. Meanwhile, the flexible composition of laminate flooring also makes it more resistant to cracks, scars, mold and decay that can warp and degrade hardwood over time.

Browse AZ Carpet Closeouts’ high quality laminates to find attractive flooring for your Arizona living room, kitchen or other space that will last for years to come. Buy online or call 602-493-7700 with any questions.




Unhappy Sorry to hear that the flooring is cupping, Anytime the edges of hardwood flooring cup there is or was a presence of excessive moisture within the environment. Did the installer let the flooring acclimate? What did they use for a moisture retarder underlayment paper? What is the home’s Relative humidity. If the inspection was done weeks or months after noticing the problem, the RL or excessive moisture could have dissipated. You might want to run an air conditioner or dehumidifier for several weeks which may pull out the remaining excess moisture out of the wood and the flooring may return to normal. Cupping is not covered in manufacturers warranties. Normal moisture content in Hardwood flooring should be between 6-12 % which equals 40-55% Relative humidity, if the relative humidity level in the home rises for an extended period of time the flooring absorbs this moisture and the edges of the flooring cup upward. The same thing can happen in reverse: if the wood dries out too much it will leave gaps between the floor boards.

Shad Morris

My wife and I have been thinking about changing some of the flooring in our house, and wasn’t sure what to go with. I really like that laminate floorings actually imitate the natural tones of the different woods. Since my wife loves the look of wood, it would be nice to get something that looks similar, but is cheaper.

Tomas Killington

My wife and I have recently moved into an older home with our children. There are several updates that we want to have done throughout the house, but we want to start with the flooring because the original floors are still installed. I didn’t realize laminate flooring provides a natural look that even experts have problems telling the difference between it and actual hardwood. I’ll be sure to discuss this option with my wife.


Our family have tight budget so we chose laminate flooring. Thanks for sharing information.

Amanda Drew

That’s so cool that today’s laminate can look so real that even experts have a hard time distinguishing between it and hardwood. I want to change up the look of my kitchen, and I want to use hardwood flooring. Unfortunately, my budget is really rather small, and I’ve had a few things go wrong that I need to pay for. But luckily, I’ll just be able to find a laminate service that will be able to give me a floor that looks like it’s real wood while not costing too much.

Camille Devaux

It is nice to know that a wood laminate floor would be easy to install as well as maintain. This will help a lot of homeowners who need time and money. Having something easy like this in my future home would be wonderful.

Raymond Cooper

I appreciate how you point out that laminate flooring looks incredibly similar to actual hardwood floors. I’d love to get something like this installed in my future house. Saving some money while also getting something that looks just like hardwood would be incredibly nice.

Sherry Gajos

I liked what you said about how advances in technology help make laminate flooring look better than ever. My current kitchen floor is cracking and peeling, so I want to tear it up and replace with something that looks good but won’t make me broke. Thank you for the information about how laminate is very durable and quick to clean as well.


Laminate flooring is a great choice to have timber look for our floor without having to pay a lot of money.

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