Laminate and Vinyl flooring has been around for a long time. The oldest type of linoleum, has been in existence for over 150 years! If you haven’t seen the new styles and colors in linoleum and vinyl then you may be in for a surprise!


Laminate flooring is an option that allows you to get the look and feel of domestic hardwood, rare exotic hardwood or expensive stone at a fraction of the cost. Laminate can visually replicate the look of wood, stone, brick and ceramic because of its highly detailed photography of the original material.


A laminate floor can be used in virtually any room in your home. Laminate does have some sensitivity to excessive moisture so it would not be appropriate in a bathroom or outdoor use. Laminate is not a replacement for anything. It has come into its own as a separate and distinct flooring category. It possesses all its own features, stylings and performance benefits that are completely unique.


Laminate is usually “floated” over the subfloor. That means it’s not glued, nailed, taped or stapled. After leaving a small fraction of an inch around the perimeter of the room, laminate clicks together in place. It locks tightly with virtually no gaps between pieces.


The most important feature of laminate (and one that you can’t see!) is the underlayment. This is a cushiony material that absorbs sound, helps to keep the floating floor in place and acts as a moisture barrier. The underlayment is purchased separately and put down like a carpet cushion. However, in some laminates, it comes pre-attached to each piece of laminate.




Vinyl flooring provides a very affordable alternative with the added bonuses of durability and ease of care.  Mountain Home Carpet Center is a proud distributor of Flexitec-IVC US vinyl flooring as well as other high quality flooring products.


Wood grain vinyl flooring is resilient – resistant to water damage, staining, scratches, dents and fading.  It comes in a variety of colors and patterns.  Wood grain vinyl flooring actually feels and looks like true hardwood floors.  Wood grain vinyl flooring can come in sheets, linoleum tiles or in planks. Our installers can arrange linoleum tiles in such a way as to create a number of inlaid patterns, while the planks of our wood grain vinyl flooring selections interlock together to create a look that is nearly identical to real wood flooring.


Vinyl flooring can resist water and humidity, making it a perfect choice for high moisture areas such as kitchens, bathroom and laundry rooms.

Mountain Home Carpet Center is dedicated to providing you the best in flooring with the most value for your money.