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Chuck Kraft Carpets in Manchester, PA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Laminate floors add a touch of sophistication to a room

 
Laminate floors elevate room decor and offer easy care and maintenance. This durable and practical floor covering is child-and pet-friendly. Spills, muddy shoe prints, and pet hair can be quickly cleaned up. Chuck Kraft Carpets has a laminate flooring showroom in Manchester, PA, that offers a wide selection of laminate planks and tiles. We carry brands from top manufacturers that offer popular colors, textures, and styles.
 

Composition

 
Laminate flooring is designed to look like hardwood and tile flooring. Wood species like maple, oak, ash, and walnut are popular. While a traditional smooth texture is still common more rustic styles are trendy. Distressed, wire-brushed, and hand-scraped textures are visually appealing. Tuscan stone, marble, and slate are common stone-look styles. The flooring has four layers that are pressed together during the lamination process: backing, fiberboard core, design, and wear. Standard brands and waterproof brands that repel water for about one day are available.
 

AC Rating

 
The durability of laminate flooring is judged by its abrasion coefficient rating. An independent company tests each product and then assigns the AC rating, which varies from 1 to 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A variety of tests subject the flooring to typical types of everyday wear. The flooring is exposed to heat, moisture, scratches, stains, and impacts. Wheels are run along its surface. The flooring must pass all tests. AC3 laminate is appropriate for every room in the home. AC1 flooring is ideal for bedrooms or closets while AC2 flooring works well in dining and living rooms.
 

Installation

 
Usually, laminate planks and tiles fit together to form a floor that floats above the subfloor. Since no attachment to the subfloor is necessary, laminate is easily installed over concrete, existing hard surface flooring, and radiant heat systems. Underlayment, or padding, is sometimes attached to laminate planks or tiles. If not, a separate layer is placed on top of the subfloor. Underlayment makes the floor more comfortable to walk on. In addition to cushioning, underlayment offers sound and thermal insulation as well as footstep impact absorption.

Chuck Kraft Carpets brings flooring products and services to communities like Manchester, PA, Mount Wolf, PA, Zions View, PA, Emigsville, PA, and York, PA. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry, and we invite you to take advantage of our expertise. We give free estimates! For laminate flooring in Manchester, PA, visit our showroom, where we can help you get started with your laminate flooring upgrade.