Why Choose Laminate Floors?

Frequently Asked Questions

Laminate wood flooring is a durable, beautiful, and affordable flooring option for homes, condos, apartments, and light commercial spaces.  Palmetto Road offers the Haven and Trailblazer Collections which are made in the USA, waterproof, and available in a range of popular wood color choices. A fantastic alternative to real hardwood floors, laminate flooring offers scratch and stain resistance making them a great choice for homes with pets and kids.

What are laminate floors?

Laminate is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product made to resemble hardwood floors. It is highly durable, stain-resistant and easy to maintain. It is ideal for high traffic areas in either a home or office. Laminate floors are made up of a decorative layer, core layer and backing layer. The decorative or surface layer is what gives the beauty and elegance of actual hardwood. This layer is a high-definition photograph of a particular wood species which is sealed using a melamine resin-based coating containing aluminum oxide. This coating gives the floor its resistance to scratching, UV rays, burning ash, and chemical agents. The core layer is what gives the laminate its durability. The core is made of a highly compressed High Density Fiberboard (HDF). This is what allows the floor to take the shock of localized impacts such as high-heeled shoes and dropped objects. The backing layer is the layer that binds the laminate together and gives it stability. The backing layer is made to float over top of the foam underlayment which makes the laminate a floating floor.

Palmetto Road laminate layer details photo

Are Palmetto Road laminate floors environmentally responsible?

Palmetto Road laminate floors are made in the USA and have received FloorScore and Greenguard Gold certifications.

What do AC ratings mean?

AC ratings help consumers identify the usage level of laminate flooring products. AC ratings rank laminate’s resistance to abrasion, impact, stains, and cigarette burns, as well as, how the product has been tested for common wear. A rating on a laminate product indicates it has passed all of the test criteria. AC ratings are divided into residential and commercial groups. Each group is then divided into traffic intensity levels: moderate, general, or heavy. A higher AC rating indicates higher wear resistance.  Palmetto Road laminate floors have a AC4 rating which makes them suitable for residential and light commercial settings.

How can I order a sample of your laminate floors?

We have partnered with Twenty & Oak to provide flooring samples of all of our hardwood, laminate, and waterproof flooring. Use the code PALMETTO at checkout to get four samples of our floors no charge, plus shipping is always free!

Where can I purchase your floors?

You can purchase Palmetto Road flooring through an authorized dealer in your area, see our find a store to find your nearest dealer.  If you can’t locate a dealer on the map, please email info@palmettoroadflooring.com or call 855-212-9888 and we can help you find a retailer.