Laminate flooring is one of the finest yet underrated flooring options out there. It portrays the traditional solid wood or stone floor work but consists of four protective layers. Layers make everything better, and so in the case of laminate flooring (by making it tougher).
Some of the features of our laminate flooring that you should know about are the following:
Our laminates are highly durable and scrape protected. Compared to the actual wood products, these are more resistant to heat, moisture, wear, and tear.
We provide you with the experience of wooden floors in a much cheaper and eco-friendly way than solid hardwood.
The laminates are available in many sizes. Depending upon their application, they come in the form of boards, sheets, and panels.
There are the things you should be aware of before you select laminate flooring for your home.
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Laminate flooring is a remarkably durable surface, stain-resistant, and does not need to be varnished or waxed so it’s very easy to maintain.
These are floors for busy households, especially homes with kids and pets.
Today’s laminate styles consist of authentic wood visuals, rich ceramic looks, or natural stone designs with different surface textures to beautifully accommodate any room in your home.
When considering laminates, you will notice that there is not much price variation in styles.
This is due to the relatively uniform manufacturing process for all laminates: no matter what the style, color, or type, it is still a photograph that provides the decorative surface.
The more expensive laminates include those with a textured and more natural-looking surface with a greater number of screens.
Laminate floors that simulate the more exotic varieties of hardwood flooring quickly rise in price. So keep that in mind.
However, higher-end laminates are more durable and have extended warranties.
Laminate floors are installed using a “floating floor system” in which a padded underlayment sits between the subfloor and the laminate planks.
The planks sit directly on the underlayment and are not anchored to the subfloor on the bottom but rather anchored by the edges.
When walked upon this type of installation can produce a hollow sound and have a slight give.
Slight ridging or peaking where planks are joined together may also occur. This is considered normal and nothing for you to be concerned about.
Some laminate floors lock together without the use of adhesive on the sides of the planks. These are glueless installations.
Glueless laminate floors have planks that simply interlock together. These floors make for easy repair if that is ever necessary for you down the road.
The “cost per square foot” of your laminate floor is just one component of the entire project cost. To ensure there are no surprises, and the laminate you select fits within your overall project budget, be sure to ask us to calculate the total cost of your floor covering project.
Here’s a list of potential additional expenses you may incur:
Be sure to also consult the manufacturer’s warranty and care guide for directions on how frequently the floor should be cleaned and the cost to clean it.
There’s a lot to know and keep in mind before buying a laminate floor, but it’s well worth the effort. If you’re a smart and knowledgeable shopper it will show where it counts – in a beautiful, durable, and easy-to-care-for floor.