Laminate flooring has been popular since it was introduced to the United States back in 1996, but it is surging forward now as contractors, homeowners and consumers in general are seeking greater value for the dollar.
One of the most interesting things about that fact, however, is that brands like Armstrong, Mannington, Pergo, Dupont, Shaw, Mohawk, Formica and many others continue to charge above market prices despite economic realities.
A recent study that compared “off brand” laminate flooring to the most recognized brands like those noted above found that the typical savings for the exact same product specifications was around 40%. The typical savings from the average flooring job was more than $500.00.
So if you have ever purchased the generic at the local grocery store for Tylenol instead of the “real” thing you should consider one of the emerging off brands that can save you big money on your project.