A lot of companies make laminate floor tiles that look like ceramic tile. The trick is to find the company that has the desired flooring at an affordable price. It's always a good idea to check out the company's website, browse its product gallery and read up on the complexity of its installations. Also review retailers' sites to find what pricing to expect since it's generally not listed on the flooring site.
Armstrong has 24 different styles of laminate products made for that stone/ceramic look and in a variety of colors. The company makes it easy to order a sample from its website, which costs around $13 including estimated shipping in 2010. Armstrong flooring is available at Lowe's and online.
DuPont has seven different styles of laminate stone finishes and 13 different styles of laminate slate finishes, but almost all of these require special ordering. DuPont laminate flooring is only available at Home Depot.
Mannington offers a huge selection of stone and ceramic finishes in a large range of color combinations available through specialty flooring stores and online. The company is also environmentally friendly, using over 70 percent recycled content. It has received the North American Laminate Flooring Association's (NAFLA's) quality certification.
Mohawk offers 18 different laminate stone finishes, but looking at its collection online means working through its user registration. The company has a large dealer network, making it easy to find in many local stores, as well as online, and it has received NAFLA's quality certification.
Pergo's name is often synonymous with laminate flooring, since the company introduced it in the U.S. in 1994. While they offer a wide selection of wood-finishes, however, they have only one tile finish laminate product. A recipient of NAFLA's quality certification, Pergo flooring is available through many retailers and Home Depot.
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