When choosing a flooring for your home it’s important to consider all of the benefits that the floor type can offer. The most reliable and cost effective form of flooring to choose would be laminate flooring.
Laminate flooring is made up of four layers consisting of the backing, core, image and wear layer. The wear layer is made up of wood on a vinyl board followed by the protective layer over the top.
Kinder to your wallet than solid wood and in some cases, carpets, laminate flooring lasts for a prolonged amount of time, meaning you wouldn’t have to replace it for years. It also offers the ability to retain its colour, even when exposed to sunlight, so if you’re looking for a reliable floor that can be used in rooms with high light exposure, laminate is a strong contender. Laminate also proves to be resistant to stains, impacts and scratches, so would be an ideal choice for families, as well as being best at use in high traffic areas such as hallways and or kitchens.
Because of its lower price, laminate flooring is also very simple to install. With its tongue and groove click system there isn’t any need for added extras, as laminate flooring floats, meaning it doesn’t need to be glued or nailed down. Because of this, your floor could be installed in a considerably shorter time than other wood flooring, allowing you to focus on other tasks on your to-do list.
Like real wood, laminate flooring doesn’t harbour dust, allergens or allergens, making it not only a stylish choice, but a hygienic one too. However, laminate, unlike solid wood flooring, is totally waterproof. This means, that laminate wood flooring can be used in bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms. This is a great added extra that solid wood cannot offer, and provides you with more options throughout your home. Because of its waterproof properties, cleaning a laminate floor is noticeably easier than other floor types.
Laminate flooring is available in a wide range of textures and species, giving you a wide range of choice to mimic real wood. Because of the wide range of laminate, choosing a style and colour to incorporate with your existing home should be easy. With so much choice on offer, laminate flooring proves itself to be a versatile and durable flooring that is perfect for any home.