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With Rochester reopening, many of us are looking for new ways to increase our savings. But how can we do that for something as essential as flooring? After all, it’s not wise to cut corners when it comes to the integrity of your home. Fortunately, you don’t have to.

Laminate flooring offers a unique blend of style, performance, and value. Modern laminate can perfectly match the aesthetics of stone and hardwood flooring. Even better, it often outperforms its natural counterparts at a lower price. We’ll briefly discuss what sets it apart here.

Waterproof Flooring

Laminate Roomscene, bathroom, tub, window, ocean, Hydroseal

Laminate is the original waterproof flooring. While there are still laminate floors that are not waterproof, it’s becoming a common attribute. As a synthetic material, most laminate floors resist absorption. Even better, newer floors feature the HydroSeal coating that offers complete protection, even in grooves. HydroSeal also makes laminate easier to clean.

The Uniclick locking system included with our laminate floors also creates a watertight barrier between each plank. This prevents spills from seeping into the subfloor, where they can promote mold and mildew growth.

FloorScore Certified for Healthy Indoor Air

Wood-look laminate flooring in a bathroom with a mountain view

In the past, some flooring released volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with regular use. These emissions were leftovers from the manufacturing process. Unfortunately, these VOCs proved detrimental to indoor air quality.

The FloorScore certification verifies that your floors are free from dangerous VOC emissions. This is a third-party certification available to all flooring manufacturers who design their flooring to strict specifications regarding safety and indoor air quality. It’s a common label among our laminate flooring.

Pet Friendly

wood-look laminate flooring in a modern kitchen

Pets can be hard on your home’s floors. Claws and accidents take their toll over time. However, most of our laminate floors are designed with furbabies in mind. They offer the durability and waterproof engineering needed to stand up to active pets and accidents, even after years of abuse.


Wood-look laminate flooring in an entranceway

With all of the benefits laminate offers, you may be wondering how much more it costs than its natural counterparts. Actually, the opposite is true: it costs less.

Laminate floors tend to cost less per square foot than other hard surface options. Given laminate’s enhanced durability and moisture resistance, it also tends to cost less to maintain over time. Even better, most of our laminate floors are covered by limited lifetime warranties. So if your floor does need to be replaced after regular wear, it will be at no cost to you.

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To find out if laminate floors are right for your home, visit Rochester’s top flooring experts at Degeus Flooring today!