Laminate flooring is manufactured by compressing wooden materials with resin. A top layer is added to the end result to create a convincing imitation of wood, stone, mosaic, and a countless array of other options. This makes it a great flooring choice for those who want a stylish look at an affordable price. Not only can laminate flooring be used in any part of a house or business apart from the bathroom, it is easy to clean and durable enough to last for up to 20 years.
Laminate flooring is a lot more durable than many people realize. With its core of high-density material and a tough melamine outer layer, this is a floor that can withstand just about anything that daily life throws at it. You will be able to raise your kids in a home with laminate flooring, from birth all the way until they leave home to go to college. Your floors will handle the years of spills, scuffs, pets and much more.
Not only do these floors last for decades, they maintain their look. If they are properly maintained, they will not fade even when used in areas of high traffic.
Are you looking for a look of timeless elegance? Or would you prefer something homey and welcoming that reminds you of your Grandma’s kitchen? Perhaps you have whimsical tastes and want something different, like a herringbone pattern.
There is virtually no limit to the styles and looks that are available in laminate flooring. The outer layer of the tiles – the element that is seen once the floor is laid – is derived from high-definition photography, so the sky really is the limit. You will be able to create any look you like for a price that is very affordable.
Flooring passes the affordability test in two ways. It provides a similar look and feel to that of more expensive flooring options like hardwood, at a fraction of the cost. And it has longevity that makes it an extremely cost-effective option over the long-term.
Unlike carpet, which retains some dust even after a thorough vacuuming, laminate flooring is allergen-free as long as it is cleaned regularly. Family members who are sensitive to dust mites, cat hair and pet dander can enjoy the space without suffering any ill effects.
Because laminate flooring is manufactured from recycled materials rather than trees, it is kind to the environment.
Not only is laminate flooring inexpensive and durable, it is a breeze to install, even for people who do not have DIY skills. There is no need for any special tools or materials, and no need to remove the old floor (you will need to remove any carpeted that is covering the surface you are working in). Laminate flooring comes with a tongue and groove system that quickly and easily snaps together, without having to be attached to the surface beneath it. And if you do decide to revamp your décor and replace your laminate flooring in the future, it can be uninstalled and removed quickly and easily, without leaving any mess.
No one likes to spend all of their time doing housework, and that is another thing that makes laminate flooring an easy choice. Simply vacuum or sweep, and use a wet mop or cloth to clean up spills. Heavy marks and stubborn stains can be removed with a solvent containing alcohol, and you don’t have to bother with wax or varnish. To protect your floor from dents and scratches, use nylon or felt pads beneath your heavy furniture.
If you are ready to give laminate flooring a trying, view or photo gallery or visit our showroom. Our knowledgeable flooring experts will help you find the perfect fit for your needs, that matches the other décor elements in the space, such as furniture, wall covering and light fixtures.