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Laminate Flooring in Elk Grove Village, IL and the Northwest Suburbs

Residential and commercial renovations in Chicagoland can quickly become costly ventures. Laminate flooring is one way to shift budget focus without compromising on design, quality, or performance. Laminates imitate real materials like wood, tile, or stone for much less money and with other practical advantages. Discover a world of inspiring laminate options, plus on-hand project expertise, when you visit the OHi showroom in Elk Grove Village.

Types of Laminate Flooring

The versatility of laminate flooring is nearly infinite. Since the ideal floor should harmonize with the room it anchors, dividing the various options by look and feel is a productive, simplified way to look at laminates.

Wood Finish

A thin solid-wood core is bonded to a layer of wood veneer and acrylic-coated for a durable, resistant surface visually indistinguishable from solid hardwood, but much easier to install and maintain. Photographic wood-finish laminate flooring is also available.

Stone Finish

These laminates not only mimic the variations and striations of color in natural stone, but they also reproduce textural details like ridges and indentations that give stone floors dimensional depth and visual richness.

Tile Finish

Available in planks (like wood-finish laminates), or as individual tiles, these laminates photographically mimic ceramic tiles but are far more resistant to impact and wear than real tiles—in addition to being easier to clean.

Laminate flooring comes with high-gloss or matte finishes. Textures range from smooth to embossed, and even hand-scraped for a very realistic wood feel. High-pressure laminates (HPLs) are progressively assembled to render harder, more durable planks, and thus cost more than direct-pressure laminates (DPLs) which are manufactured in a single-step process.

Laminate Flooring Features

Laminates aren’t just a cost-effective alternative to wood, stone, or tile; in some ways, they’re more desirable. They’re extremely stain-, scratch-, and impact-resistant. Laminate flooring requires no waxing or polishing to preserve even high-gloss finishes. Replacing laminate floor planks is also much easier, especially if installed without the use of glue or grout.

Laminates install over any floor or subfloor, including heated concrete. Unlike some vinyl flooring, laminates do not fade from exposure to sunlight. However, they do last the longest where water does not pool or collect, as it might in basements and bathrooms or on shop floors.

Why OHi?

Whether updating a kitchen or renovating the entire home, OHi is your one-stop shop for any size project. Our designers will help you finalize your vision, and then our project team will bring it to life. For over a century, our family has worked to earn trust by treating each client's home like our own. View our portfolio to see how the work we do speaks for our company-wide commitment to professional excellence and customer satisfaction.

If you're ready to renew your home in Elk Grove Village or the Chicagoland area with durable, low-maintenance laminate flooring, call us at (847) 541-4848 or contact us online today to get started.

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