1133 W. Cook • Santa Maria, CA 93454 • (805) 925-8718

Laminate Construction     Laminate Installation     Laminate FAQs


Laminate vs Hardwood   Warranties   Care & Maintenance   Home



Intro to Laminate Flooring


Over the past several years laminate flooring has become one of the most popular types of flooring. It is designed to give the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, or natural stone.  It is generally less expensive than hardwood or ceramic tile and often you can’t even tell the difference.  And the cost of labor to install laminate is significantly less than hardwood or ceramic tile. 


This allows you to have a wood look that would otherwise be extremely expensive or not suitable for flooring use at a very reasonable cost.  Laminate is generally very durable, much more so than even the harder hardwoods.  This makes laminate a good choice for people with pets or children. 


Also laminate flooring is one of the easiest types to install which makes it one of the best flooring choices for the do-it-yourselfer.  Of course you can also have it professionally installed if you choose to.


Laminate flooring was developed in Europe and brought to America in the early 1990s.  At first it was very fake-looking.  But over the years significant improvements have been made making the better-quality laminates virtually indistinguishable from their hardwood or ceramic tile and stone counterparts. Now they even make laminates that replicate handscraped and distressed hardwoods. 


In summary laminate flooring provides a durable floor with a very realistic look for a very reasonable price.


Also, when buying laminate it is important to make sure that the store from which you are purchasing your laminate can provide you with matching moldings and transition pieces.


Nearly every laminate installation will meet up with another type of flooring which will require a transition piece. Often stores selling laminate do not sell matching moldings and you have to try your best to find moldings that don't match but will work.

Why Buy from Valley Flooring?

  • We combine the buying power of nearly 2,000 stores to offer the largest selection and negotiate the best prices so we can pass the savings on to you.

  • Carpet One has the best guarantees in the industry including “The Beautiful Guarantee” - you’ll love the way your floor looks or we’ll replace it . . . free!!!

  • Our Installers and Sales Professionals receive specialized Carpet One training, making them very knowledgable and helpful flooring experts.

  • We have served the Central Coast for 41 years.  During this time we have seen our competitors come and go, but we have been and will continue to be here to serve our loyal customers.

  • We carry exclusive brands not available anywhere else.  These products are held to Carpet One’s extremely high quality standards and are backed by the best warranties in the industry.


From service to selection, no other flooring store helps you bring out the lasting beauty and value of your home like Valley Flooring Carpet One of Santa Maria. Whether you're just browsing and would like a flooring estimate, or you're ready to have your new floors installed by certified professionals, come visit our flooring store and discover a world of creativity that's waiting for your personal touch.

Return to Valley Flooring Homepage

In Stock Hot BUYS! Beautiful Guarantee