How much does Laminate Flooring cost?

There are three major cost to consider for laminate flooring Material, Transition and labor.

  • Laminate flooring material can range from $1 per square foot for budget to more than $6 square foot for premium floors. The more exotic the material you purchase, the higher the price is going to be. embossed finish will also add to the price of the materials. When purchasing your laminate flooring products, you will wanna buy 10% more that your actual square foot of your room.

  • Laminate floors will need underlayment and will need to be finished with wood transition and 1/4rd or wall base, the price ranges $1-$2 per square foot.

  • The cost to purchase laminate floor is sold by square foot, but the cost of having laminate flooring installed, the price is calculated by the job. We look at what the project requires and the amount of time it will take to finish the project. each project is unique and that is how we price the job.

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After considering all this, if you decide a laminate floor is your best option, stop into SCV Floorsmith Santa Clarita laminate flooring center, so you can see for yourself what the product looks and feels like. Many online pictures can give you a idea of what the product looks, you cant get a true feel for laminate unless you stop by our showroom. Start your research by online shopping guide, but don’t make your decision without visiting us at our showroom, or contact us for an free in home estimate to help you make the right decision. 

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Shop around in various big-box stores and their competition to compare prices, options, grades and durability.

Warranties can vary from store to store and should be included in the job price. Be sure you dont pay for an extended warranty because that does not exist. You’ll want to be on the lookout for basic warranties offered by the manufacturers. The warranty should cover moisture damage. Typically­, it will stipulate that the floor must be installed properly in order for this to be in effect. The warranty should also cover staining, fading and wearing of the decorative or photographic layer. Be sure to read the fine print and note what is and is not covered by the warranty.


In what thicknesses is  laminate flooring available?


Laminate is fused under high heat and intense pressure. Thicker the Laminate, will increase overall durability. The core of the product is measured in millimeters and is dependent on the grade of the product and the manufacturer. The most common laminate thickness:

· 6 millimeter (least cost, least durability)

· 8 millimeter

· 10 millimeter

· 12 millimeter (highest cost, highest durability)

There are many Santa Clarita flooring companies that carry laminate. No one has a bigger selection of 12 millimeter laminate that SCV Floorsmith. We carry higher quality products than any one else, use the contact page to ask any questions you have about laminate.

How to Buy Laminate Flooring?


the first step is to figure out whether laminate is right for you.

  • Laminate floors are durable

  • Laminate floors last-longer than many other materials that try to imitate it

  • Laminate floors comes in higher-end designs can be used through out the house

  • Laminate floors requires less maintenance than hardwood, which requires sanding and resurfacing after six or seven years

  • Laminate floors have a durable coating on the top, they are harder to scratch or gouge compare to hardwood

  • If laminate floor isn’t properly maintain–(example, leaving water that sits on the laminate planks, can cause edge swelling)

  • Budget brand laminate floors can’t be used in bathroom or kitchen due to moisture issues that can occur

  • Budget brand laminate is not recommended in high-traffic area

  • Budget Brand laminate wear layer will fade after few years, This also isn’t covered by the warranty

What is laminate flooring made of?

Laminate flooring is made of four basic components. Each component can help with durability and can give you a specific look. The four layers are:

  • Backing layer also known as balancing layer is made of plastic, paper or melamine. This layer helps stabilizes the floor and helps resist moisture.

  • Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or high-density fiberboard (HDF) makes up the water-resistant substrate layer, or core layer. Both MDF and HDF are composed of wood fibers that are compressed together with adhesive and resin.

  • Pattern layer helps give laminate the look of hardwood floors. This layer is a photograph, which is constructed with multiple sheets of paper, typically constructed with multiple sheets of paper sandwiched with melamine resin. The pattern layer starts with one large photograph of wood grain, which is segmented into sections the size of the desired laminate plank. Because the same photograph is used for many planks, it is possible to have repeating patterns in a case of planks.

  • Wear layer is considered the protective later typically made of aluminum oxide clear coat. The coating can range from low to high gloss depending on the consumer’s tastes. This layer prevents moisture penetration.