Quality Laminate Flooring in Cincinnati, OH

in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton

Part of loving your home is loving the floors you walk on every day. If you want to upgrade the look, feel, and comfort of your floors for an affordable price, consider our signature laminate flooring solutions. Laminate flooring offers a wide selection of designs that offer the look and feel of beautiful hardwood, ceramic tile, and stone for a fraction of the cost. Laminate flooring requires little maintenance and is practically indestructible. It is a composite that’s designed to endure more-than-average wear and tear. The resulting floor is a technological breakthrough. There is no staining, no fading, and no wear through. Laminate can be used either in high-moisture locations such as bathrooms or below-grade application in basements. We work closely with leading laminate flooring manufacturers to provide the finest, most sophisticated laminate flooring on the market. Visit our showroom today or call us to schedule an in-home laminate flooring consultation.

What is laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is manufactured by using layers of laminate composites that are either sealed together by direct pressure or by high-pressure fabrication. The composite material is manufactured to resist water, mold, mildew, microbes, and physical damage. We offer a wide variety of laminate flooring options that successfully duplicate the look and feel of hardwood floors, stone, and hard ceramic surfaces. All our laminate floor options are backed by a reliable manufacturer’s warranty and we offer expert flooring installation services that ensure your floors look just as amazing in your home as they do in our showrooms. Call us today to schedule a no-obligation flooring estimate.

The advantages of laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is not only versatile in design, but it also offers unmatched ease of maintenance, durability, and quality construction. Unlike wood or ceramic flooring, which can fade or become easily damaged over time, laminate flooring is highly resistant to water damage, mold, mildew, chips, cracks, and UV damage. Beyond these advantages, laminate flooring is also extremely affordable and can mimic the look and feel of wood or stone floors without the added expense. Now you can renovate your home’s look and upgrade your property value without a hefty price tag. We offer a huge selection of laminate flooring options and we’re happy to help you select a style and color that best suits your tastes and your budget.

Schedule a laminate flooring consultation

When it comes time to renovate or install new floors for your home or office, contact the flooring professionals at McSwain Carpets & Floors. We have over 50 years of experience with floor refinishing and floor installations. We carry a huge inventory of today’s top styles of laminate, luxury vinyl, and hardwood floors, as well as quality carpeting, ceramic tile, and custom area rugs. We’ve built a reputation throughout Cincinnati and Ohio for quality work and we’ll ensure you’re more than satisfied with the results. Love your floors again for less money than you might expect. Schedule a flooring consultation with us today.

Contact us today to schedule a laminate flooring consultation.

Advantages of Laminate
  • Incredibly durable and stain resistant. Such problem spills as nail polish, grease, and mustard simply wipe off.
  • The versatility provides the realistic look of wood, tile and stone at a lower cost.
  • Nearly maintenance-free. Ordinary vacuuming or sweeping is usually all it takes to keep the surface in prime condition
  • No waiting…you can walk on your floor immediately after installation is complete.
Types of Laminate
  • Glueless
    • Makes for quick and easy installs
    • Variety of ceramic and wood designs and colorations, and some manufacturers offer a real, hardwood veneer instead of a printed layer
    • Come in both planks and squares
    • A thin, plastic underlayment is needed to seal out moisture from below.
  • With Attached Underlay
    • Come with several different types of tongue and groove locking systems and an attached underlayment to reduce noise levels
  • Pre-Glued
    • No mess, because the glue is already applied to the tongue and grooves
    • Quick and easy-to-install
    • A thin, plastic underlayment is needed to seal out moisture and prevent the glue from sticking to the substrate

Laminate Construction

  • Direct Pressure Method
    • All of the layers are assembled at the same time and then heated and pressed together to form a bond
    • Most common type of laminate flooring
  • High Pressure Method
    • More often found in the expensive premium end of the laminate flooring material
    • Relatively new innovation which basically treats the top and bottom layers of laminate flooring separately, and then fuses these onto the core layer under extremely high pressure.
Laminate Construction
  • Direct Pressure Method
    • All of the layers are assembled at the same time and then heated and pressed together to form a bond
    • Most common type of laminate flooring
  • High Pressure Method
    • More often found in the expensive premium end of the laminate flooring material
    • Relatively new innovation which basically treats the top and bottom layers of laminate flooring separately, and then fuses these onto the core layer under extremely high pressure.
Laminate Layers
  • Wear Layer
    • Surface that is walked on and is the top-most layer
    • Typically made from cellulose paper that has been saturated with melamine plastic resins giving laminate flooring its excellent durability and scratch resistance.
  • Design Layer
    • Gives laminate flooring its design, color and characteristics
    • Image that is seen through the wear layer and is usually made from cellulose paper with a photograph or a patterned print copied onto it
    • As it is below the wear layer, and therefore protected, it cannot be marked, scuffed or fade.
  • Core Layer
    • Main part of laminate flooring and is usually made from a type of particle board
    • Various strengths and thicknesses can be found, and a thicker core will be more stable
    • Some brands have the core layer treated with water repellant chemicals, and others have Paraffin wax impregnated joints to prevent water from penetrating down into the core
  • Stabilizing Layer
    • Very bottom layer that is usually made from cellulose paper that has been saturated with melamine plastic resins, just the same as the top layer
    • Its purpose is to create equality on either side of the core layer so that one side isn’t affected differently from the other, and thus have unnecessary movement within the boards.