Laminate flooring has grown in popularity during recent years. As more and more property owners become aware of the benefits, this type of floor covering has been chosen as the best option for homes and businesses.
Often manufactured in an ecologically friendly way, laminate flooring offers significant savings in initial cost and long term care. The choice of installing a laminate floor is simple to make when the advantages of the floor covering are understood.
Benefits of Laminate Flooring
Whether building a new home or looking at making changes to an existing property the choice of a floor covering is often one of the most difficult to make. However, laminate flooring offers a high quality choice in floor coverings that replicates the look of stone or hardwood flooring at a small fraction of the cost.
Floor and Decor’s laminate flooring costs around half that spent on the majority of hardwood floor coverings. Even in comparison to carpeting, the cost of laminate flooring is significantly cheaper than carpet, and stands up to a longer period of installation than a carpet.
The Longevity in Laminate Flooring
In the long term with quality maintenance performed by the homeowner laminate flooring can last for many years without showing any signs of degrading through wear or environmental conditions, such as sunlight. The only areas of a home that can cause problems for laminate flooring are in areas of moisture, such as bathrooms and basements.
In general, a laminate floor needs only to be vacuumed or dusted on a regular basis to maintain the high quality look that attracted the homeowner in the first place. Hardwood floors in contrast require the homeowner to consider how to care for the floors with oil and other care options being considered.
Do It Yourself Installation
For homeowners who enjoy completing projects around the home themselves laminate flooring offers a good chance to complete a project that when installed correctly will last for a number of years.
Using a simple tongue and groove installation technique, laminate flooring does not require difficult installations techniques using glue or nails during the installation and can be completed simply over a small amount of time. In terms of the manufacture of a laminate floor, the plastic covering on the surface is difficult to damage.
Within the core of each plank, an environmentally friendly group of materials are usually used including sustainable pine and industrial lumber waste. These materials do not cause long term damage to the environment during production of the laminate floor.