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Laminate is ideal for busy households

Laminate flooring can be installed in a home’s living areas, kitchen, and bedrooms. But since it is made of wood, it’s not appropriate for bathrooms and laundry rooms. Easy to clean laminate works well for homes with pets and children. J.B. Woodward Floors Inc is a family-owned and operated laminate flooring retailer in Riverside, California, that has a wide selection of flooring, including laminate. One of the many colors and styles is sure to perfectly complement your room decor.

Flooring facts

Some laminate looks like hardwood flooring but otherwise is dissimilar. It is thin and flexible, and it can never be sanded like solid or engineered wood flooring. Laminate can also imitate stone and ceramic. This budget-friendly flooring is composed of a:

  • Water-resistant backing layer that works to protect both the flooring and the subflooring; further, this layer serves as a foundation that gives the flooring stability.

  • Wood-chip core that provides additional protection and water-resistance; it is designed to resist general daily wear and tear.

  • Design layer that looks realistic because of a photographic-quality image of real wood, natural stone, or ceramic.

  • Transparent wear layer that protects the image layer. The wear layer is scratch-, moisture-, and UV rays-resistant, and it is impervious to abrasion from chairs, high heels, and similar daily wear and tear. It’s important to note that the core resists liquids only if they are cleaned up immediately.
Modern laminate flooring in San Bernardino, CA from J.B. Woodward Floors Inc


Laminate must be installed on a flat and level surface. Therefore, some existing flooring, such as carpet, needs to be removed first. Also, the subfloor needs to be repaired if it is damaged. Foam or felt underlayment also called a vapor barrier, is placed on the subfloor after it has been cleaned, leveled, and repaired. Some flooring brands come with a pre-attached foam underlayment. Laminate is installed as a floating floor. The flooring connects to float above the subfloor instead of being attached to it. The underlayment acts as a cushion between the subfloor and the floor to allow the floor to float easily. Tongue and groove systems and snap and click systems guarantee mess-free floating floor installation. Transition molding preserves the floor's structural integrity and acts as a practical finishing touch.

J.B. Woodward Floors Inc is a laminate flooring store that serves Riverside, Corona, San Bernardino, and Moreno Valley, California. We offer brands from top companies like Shaw, Mannington, Mohawk, and Armstrong. You can browse through our online product catalogs to get an idea of what we carry. Then stop by our Riverside showroom to compare samples of your favorite brands.