Laminate Flooring Advantages
By E. Timothy Uy
Because it's designed with a tough and durable wear layer, laminate
flooring is much stronger than most installed solid hardwood flooring,
carpets and vinyls, it's more resistant to scratches than softer
surfaces (solid hardwood floors for eg.) and is one of the best
choices for households with heavy foot traffic, kids, or pets.
But, best of all, laminates will look like new for years.
Laminates are highly resistant to stains, fading and moisture
and many laminate flooring manufacturers offer warranty protection
against them for a long period of time (usually from 10 to 25
Ease of installation
The top brands of laminate flooring have developed a glueless
floating floor installation process. They just need to be cut,
clicked together and are ready for walking or even placing heavy
things, like furniture, on them. Most professional installers
could do it in a couple of days, but expect to take longer if
you want to do it yourself.
Easy cleaning and maintenance
To clean up spills and messes, just use a little soap and water
and your laminate floors will look brand new.
Laminate flooring provides a much cleaner and healthier living
environment when compared to other floorings such as carpets,
with regular cleaning cycles. It accumulates less dust, pet dander,
allergens and it doesn't hold residual stain contaminants on the
surface. Allergic people will often be recommended to remove the
carpets from the living space.
A typical laminate flooring is and extremely economical solution,
if you take in consideration the costs of alternate flooring solutions.
Solid hardwood floors will require 4-5 refinishings and carpets
and vinyls will need to be replaced at least twice (depending
on traffic loads), while laminates don't require anything.
In conclusion, kids playing with their toys on the floor, the
dog running through with dirty paws, friends walking with wet
shoes on it, or baby bottle spills all over it won't be a problem
with laminate flooring. They are the perfect floor for busy families
and growing households.
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