I am considering putting new flooring in my family room. I have 2 small dogs, a cat and 3 small children that are all very active. Would laminate flooring be a good choice for my home? I like the look of wood, but prefer the cost of laminate. Also, what happens is the floor is damaged, can it be repaired? Thanks!
Betsy from Yuma, AZ
Laminate flooring would be a great choice for your home, especially if you are on a budget and have active children and pets in your home. Laminate flooring is a great choice because it is extremely durable, stain resistant and does not need to be varnished or waxed so it is very easy to keep clean!
Today’s laminate styles offer products that look exactly like real wood. You can choose from narrow strips or wide planks in a variety of species and colors. There are even some styles that have texture to feel like real wood.
With an active household, be sure to choose a laminate flooring with a good warranty.
In the event that you damaged your floor with scratches or indentations, these can be repaired using color fill kits. Since you need to purchase these from your retailer, be sure to keep a record of the style and color floor you purchased. If a board is damaged beyond what a fill kit can do and needs to be replaced, this is the time to call in a professional. It can be done, but it’s not something you want to attempt yourself.
I hope this information helps! If you are looking for a retailer in your area, try Big Bob’s Flooring Outlet. Click here for their website.