Laminate flooring provides substantial value in the world of hard surface flooring options
Laminates are popular among buyers looking for a beautiful, durable, and cost-effective flooring solution for their home. They function well in any space with their many different styles and colors.
You can choose from a wide variety of natural colors and dark wood grains as well as warm or cool color tones to compliment any room décor in your home.
If the “plank” look is okay for you, you can get many hardwood plank designs that are offered in laminate, including rare, exotic wood species.
Laminate stone and tile patterns will provide you the elegant look of tile without the concerns of grout cleaning or cracking tile. That is something you might want to consider. If you have a busy household or a home with children, a durable and low maintenance product like laminate flooring is an excellent choice for your active lifestyle.
The laminate flooring is stain resistant and thus does not need to be varnished or waxed.
Laminate floors are also less likely to fade after a long period of direct exposure to sunlight, unlike the graceful aging hardwood floors.
Do not worry if you feel a little unfamiliar with this product. Laminate floors are relatively new in the market even though they have been used in Europe for more than 25 years.
Laminate flooring can be installed over many types of existing floors, and this has made it a natural for old European Buildings.
However, more and more Americans are becoming familiar with laminate flooring.
By using the countertop technology and adding significantly more resin to the wear layer, some laminate floor manufacturers claim that their laminate floors are now 10 to 20 times harder than laminate countertops. This resin-filled wear layer is dense, and thus it becomes challenging to stain or scratch.
Laminate floors are never secured directly to the subfloor. Instead, they are floated over the subfloor. That allows laminate flooring to be used over a wide variety of subfloors, including wooden subfloors, existing floors, and even concrete slabs.
This may explain why laminate flooring has become one of the best-selling floor coverings in the United States.