So you are finally ready to update the flooring in your home. While new flooring can transform spaces, comparing flooring to determine what is best suited for your home can be a chore! If you’re interested in flooring that’s attractive yet affordable; laminate flooring may be a great option for you. Here are five reasons why.
- Super Durable
Perhaps the greatest feature of laminate flooring is its durability. Laminate has a tough exterior, with a special coating making it resistant to scratches and heavy impact. When compared to vinyl, hardwood and other types of flooring, quality laminate products can last much longer. The surface makes it ideal for homes that experience a lot of traffic like households with children and pets.
2. Style and Versatility
Laminate flooring can simulate the look of your favorite types of flooring including hardwood, stone and tile. Laminate is available in many different colors, styles and thickness giving you the opportunity to find a style that works for the style of your home. The variety of hues and patterns allow you to get a product that may be more durable than the product it is simulating, like a hardwood that is too soft for your household traffic.
Laminate floor products can be easy to install for experienced DIY-ers. They can be installed over pre-existing subfloors as well uninstalled when it’s time for an update. When doing it yourself, the simple installation process can save both time and money.
3. Affordable Pricing
Laminate floors are inexpensive when compared to some hardwood or tile and stone flooring products. There is laminate flooring available for every price range. You can choose a laminate floor that looks like a wood, tile or stone floor that would be outside of your budget if you bought the real thing. When shopping for laminate flooring, take note or ask questions about the different levels of quality in relation to pricing. When you take into consideration the longevity of laminate floor it is a great economical choice.
4. Easy Maintenance
Forget about the labor intensive cleaning methods with laminate floors! Laminate floors are easy to maintain. They can be cleaned with a daily sweeping, a damp cloth or simple cleaning solution and standard cleaning products as directed by the manufacturer.
5. Environmentally Friendly
Since laminate floors are derived from wood by wood products, that means that it doesn’t use harvested or endangered tree species. Because it is made from wood products, it is an ecologically low impact product. Unlike other types of flooring, laminate does not trap dust particles and other allergens.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about laminate flooring!