The biggest advantages for choosing laminate flooring are selection....
Laminate flooring designs are abundant, with bigger and better ultra realistic designs. Faux wood and stone dominate this years laminate flooring. Recreating the look of hand scraped or antique finishes and weathered stone that makes your flooring look hundreds of years old.
The newest advances in laminates are embossed textures or authentic materials embedded in the finish; coffee husks, banana fiber, mica and the finshes range from glossy to matte.
Laminate flooring will stand up to the wear and tear kids, pets can hand out and spills wipe up easily. All laminate floors offer good performance characteristics and are often confused with the real product by consumers. Todays laminate flooring has a more durable finish to help protect your floor from scratching and chipping.
The finished layers of pre-finished hardwood floors are far superior to any finish that can be applied during the construction of your new home, or the remodel of your existing home. Factory applied finish coats are more resistant to abrasion, and will not show swirl marks, hairs, dust, and other imperfections often associated with unfinished hardwood flooring.
Certainly, making a house a home
on a budget
is something laminate does well. For budget conscience consumers who want the look of a natural surface, require durability, and the best quality for the money, laminate is an exceptionally good choice.
If you are looking for a DIY project, installing laminate flooring is considered to be easy enough even for a beginner.
Benefits of Laminate Flooring Include:
- Easy to clean surface.
- Stain resistance.
- Fade resistance.
- Exceptional durability.
- Can be installed over many different types of subfloors, including concrete.
- Glueless locking systems for the do-it-yourself homeowners.
- Available in planks and tiles with special "tongue and groove" locking systems.
- Easy to replace later on, if desired.