One of the greatest advantages of laminate flooring
is that they are one of the most versatile flooring options for a home or office. Laminate flooring can be installed in homes with sub-flooring that is not a hard surface — such as a concrete slab. Real hardwoods can be installed on a slab, but because the concrete is porous and can get wet, the endeavor becomes a very expensive process. Laminate floors can solve the problem — providing the look of hardwoods but being able to sit or float on top of the concrete sub-floor via interlocking panels. This is just one great example of when laminate solves a flooring problem. But there are many other reasons to choose laminate flooring.
An added benefit of laminates is ease of cleaning and maintenance. It often is scratch resistant and it always is stain resistant. Laminate flooring also is very durable. So if you live in a high-traffic home, then you'll be sure to get a lot of wear and tear out of your new laminate flooring.
You'll just have to pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions for care if you have laminate wood flooring, as most laminate wood flooring should not be cleaned with a lot of water — such as with a steam mop. You can use a lightly moist mop designed for hardwood floors to polish them with polish made for laminate wood. An overdose of water on a laminate wood floor will cause the floor to warp and bubble — and there is no other solution other than to rip it up and replace it.
But laminate wood flooring is not your only option in the laminate category. You can get many other designs and types of laminate flooring to fit your space, based upon your design aesthetic.
Finally, laminate flooring is probably one of the most budget-conscious flooring options you can install. That's because laminate flooring is a "floating floor." It sits atop your sub-floor and often has interlocking components, making it one of the easiest and most efficient floors to install.
Stop by our showroom to view the wide selection of laminate flooring we have available.