When moving into a new home or redoing the flooring of your existing home, you are faced with the question of WHICH TYPE OF FLOORING to choose. There are a large number of choices in the market from laminates, hardwoods, tiles and many more. So how do you end up making a choice? Our experts at Hardwoods Unlimited Flooring have come up with this small and easy guide on determining if laminate flooring is the right choice.
Laminate flooring has been around for quite some time and has been steadily evolving in quality and attractiveness. New generations of laminate flooring are even better than before. Here are our top reasons to get Laminate Flooring for your home.
The fact is that laminate floors are very cost-effective relative to hardwood or tile. Laminate floors cost anywhere between $0.5 to $4 per square feet, which makes them one of the most cost-effective flooring options available for your home. The low cost and the close resemblance to hardwoods make laminate close to unbeatable as a flooring choice.
They look great
Laminates look great. They come very close to the look of hardwood flooring. The fact that they are made of wood scraping and sawdust, finished with a protective upper layer, give laminate floors a really attractive look. Whether it’s in your bedroom or your den, they add that extra touch of luxury. Modern-day laminates come in various designs and are able to closely mimic the real look of many expensive hardwoods and tiles, etc.
Easy to Install
Laminate floors are extremely DIY friendly. Laminates come in the form of planks and tiles and are designed to snap together, which means there is no nailing, sanding, etc. You can set up a whole bedroom floor over the weekend. It works best if you are short of time or have children at home who are not going to allow you to devote a lot of time to the flooring project.
They are easy to maintain
Another advantage of using a laminate floor is that they are extremely easy to maintain. All you need to do is vacuum or dry mop. They don’t require the usual vigor necessary to maintain hardwood. Check out our blog on Tips to Clean Laminate Flooring.
Laminates are extremely Durable
The one thing that might worry you with hardwood flooring is that if choose it for your floors, you need to watch out for usage by kids and pets. Pets can damage hardwood flooring with scratches from their nails. Small kids with their toys can also harm the floor. However, laminate floors have a protective layer on top providing extra durability. So, if you are someone who has pets or children at home, then laminate might well be your best choice.
If you are someone who may be considering laminate floors, please come into our store to take a look at the extensive range and options we offer.
You can now get waterproof laminates that you could actually use in high traffic areas, too.