How to Buy Laminate

Flooring isn’t made to look good in the store, it’s made to look good in your home. So why would you buy it before seeing it that way? Express Flooring eliminates the hassle, anxiety, and frustration from the entire process. This ensures that every customer is ultimately satisfied with their selection and purchase, all the way through installation.

Insight 01:

Find The Right Laminate for the Job

Laminate is more economical than wood, and in some cases, it’s also more practical. When choosing your laminate flooring, make sure you are getting the best product for your style and lifestyle. Some laminates are waterproof. Some offer exceptional durability. Some provide commercial quality wear resistance. Make sure you work with a knowledgeable expert to choose the best option for your home.

Insight 02:

Don’t Forget About Furniture

Who’s going to move your furniture during installation? Will it cost more? Will you have to do it yourself? Don’t be surprised on installation day, let Express Flooring move your furniture for free!

Insight 03:

Get the Right Underlayment

Ensuring you select and install the correct underlayment can make a tremendous difference in your enjoyment level of your laminate flooring. An underlayment is used to reduce or eliminate the hollow sound you sometimes hear when you walk on laminate. Just like the flooring itself, underlayment comes in different levels of quality. It is critical that you work with a knowledgeable expert who can find the balance between cost and performance, so you’ll be happy with your flooring decision.

Insight 04:

Use Expert Installation

Laminate has been popular with DIYers because it can be easier to install than some other materials, especially on small jobs. However, the details matter and using an experienced installation crew will ensure that expansion gaps are right, substrates are flat and level, and the transitions and baseboards are aligned. On larger jobs, maintaining straight, consistent lines is essential to a professional look. Don’t get caught wasting your time cutting corners trying to install the laminate flooring yourself. Working with a professional installer is well worth the minimal cost to get it done right the first time.

Insight 05:

Set Yourself Up for the Best Deals

First of all…don’t be fooled by “liquidation” outlets that sell manufacturer lower quality “seconds” or the last small bit of remaining inventory. The minimal discount up front is rarely worth it in the long run. Manufacturers do play favorites—they give better deals to their biggest customers. Express Flooring is the largest flooring provider in Arizona. Box stores and smaller shops don’t have the local relationships or buying power to get the same discounts as Express Flooring. We obtain our flooring with the highest discounts so the savings can be passed on to you.

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