Historically, laminate floors were easy to spot, but advances in design and manufacturing technology have resulted in laminates that accurately simulate the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone, and many other types of flooring.
Initially less expensive than hardwood or carpet, laminate also saves money long-term because it won’t need to be replaced for many years. Don’t judge laminate by the low price tag, this flooring option doesn’t fall short when it comes to its great look and high quality. In fact, laminate flooring is popular even in high-end homes.
As practical as it is stylish, laminate flooring just makes sense. Clean up is as simple as a weekly vacuum, or use a cloth mop to remove surface dirt and dust bunnies. Since it’s stain resistant, a quick wipe makes spills disappear without a trace.
Since installation is relatively quick, you can enjoy your beautiful new floor sooner. Whether you choose plank or tile laminate, most options are dry-installed (unlike tile, which requires mortar and grout). If you decide to change your floor in the future, or new homeowners take possession, vinyl planks can be removed with ease (again, unlike tile).
Laminate floors are well suited to homeowners who want the look and feel of real hardwood or stone, but without the cost or maintenance that can be associated with natural products. Laminate flooring products have evolved over the years; embossed laminates even have an added texture for a more realistic wood or stone appearance. Check out your options and discover your floor’s potential.
- Care & Maintenance
Laminate floors consist of a durable top layer covering a tough core-board, and can withstand heavy foot traffic and impact.
Sunlight will not fade laminates. Plus, they’re flexible and can expand and contract without buckling as temperatures change.
The strong melamine top layer safeguards laminates from scratches so it can look great for years to come.
Care & Maintenance
Cleaning laminate flooring is as simple as a weekly vacuum, or use a cloth mop to remove surface dirt and dust bunnies.
Laminate’s exterior layer creates an airtight shield against moisture and stains which makes cleaning up spills a snap.
No wax, polish or oil for these floors, as laminates have a luster that only requires water and a soft mop to maintain.
What type of laminate flooring is right for me?
Laminates come in varying thicknesses and are assigned a number rating based on durability. If you have an active home, select a laminate designed to withstand heavy foot traffic. There are a variety of designs and patterns available including smooth, textured, distressed and embossed. Laminate styles include hardwood plank and ceramic tile, as well as natural slate and stone patterns.
Laminate flooring is synthetic, but with today’s technology can simulate hardwood. In fact, the wood grain print can look quite realistic. Laminates give homeowners the opportunity to get an affordable floor that looks beautiful and expensive. With so many options there’s sure to be a look just right for your house.
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