Buying Tips for Laminate Flooring
Why Buy Laminate Flooring?
If you have an active household, laminate will fit right in. It is designed to be durable and withstand a ton of foot traffic. It is highly resilient and will last for years. Laminate floors are very resistant to wear, fading, and stains. Most are sold with a warranty to back that up.
Another benefit is the ease of installation. If you like to handle home projects on your own, laminate is a favorite among do-it-yourselfers. You can find glue-less installation options as well as a self-locking laminate that can be installed on most subfloor types.
Laminate is a Cost-Effective Substitute
If you want a high-end designer style without the high-end designer price, laminate may be your best option. It can mimic almost any other type of flooring, but since it uses cost-effective materials, you don’t end up with the large price tag. A host of recent advances in printing techniques mean that there are few limits when creating stunning substitutes for many expensive finishes or materials.
Easy To Maintain
Laminate is much easier to maintain than soft surfaces, like carpet, because it has a non-porous surface layer. Therefore, all that is necessary is a quick vacuum or a through sweep. For more significant messes, using the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner on a damp mop will make short work of the stain.
Allergy and Environment Friendly
Laminate is a good solution for those who suffer from allergies, since dander and dust don’t penetrate the surface and can be quickly removed. Environmentally conscious people will enjoy the fact that there is no reason to use harsh chemicals on the sealed surface, and many laminate products are comprised of recycled or recyclable materials. If you’re interested in laminate, you may also want to look into luxury vinyl!
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