I recently purchased laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators. Obviously, there are a LOT of flooring stores that sell the simple click together laminates at very reasonable prices. I was in search of a particular product, and maybe you are too. I wanted a more natural look, but didn’t want to pay too much for it. I was after a 3 1/2″ wide plank instead of the normal 7″ sizes. This is a bit more expensive, but the flooring went together easier since there was a smaller groove (3 1/2″) to create friction when clicking the pieces together. This was probably a time saver, but we were covering half of the traditional area with these strips.
Lumber liquidators (3801 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga) has a product called from “Dream Home – Nirvana” that was just what I was after. It is a 3 1/2″ strip laminate that offered 4 different colors and had the pad attached. This is a floating laminate floor that didn’t require glue. The strips came in 3 different lengths. This provided for very rich and natural look. The price was $1.99 per square foot. Keep in mind, this comes with the pad attached.
Good luck with your laminate floor project. Don’t forget to check out Lumber Liquidators.