While hard wood is certainly considered the ultimate choice for most homeowners, laminate flooring is quickly emerging as a popular option for many coming of age homeowners.
While I am certainly a fan of hardwood, owing to its simplicity and elegance and how the luscious earthy texture can quickly transform a space to the next level, laminate flooring is quickly becoming a cheaper and time effective alternative.
What Is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring incorporates synthetic wood products fused together through lamination to best imitate the pattern of your choice. You can go for a marble look, a stony pebble look or simple flooring as many opt for. The applique layer is made up of melamine resins and fiber board material. A clear protective layer is later applied on the finished product to impart glossiness and shine while protecting it from scratches and marks at the same time.
Read on to find out why laminate flooring is becoming the next big thing.
- Get The Real Deal And The Same Looks At Lower Cost
While we all have our preferences, laminate flooring has certainly come a long way now. Owing to better wood products and manufacturing, it’s safe to say that laminate flooring is very much similar to the real hardwood in terms of looks and style. You can ask your designer to imitate almost any kind of hard wood texture and look that you desire, that too at a fraction of the cost.
- Quick And Easy Installation For Hustling Families
Today life is as busier as it gets, but some home owners and families are always on the hustle. If you’re tired of the same flooring around the house and looking for easy and quicker ways to freshen up the house floorings, I highly recommend looking into laminate floorings. Ease of installation is a great way to minimize the disruption of everyday activities that comes with traditional flooring installations.
- Easy To Maintain
Hard surfaces, whether its tiles, hardwood, marble or laminate flooring, are all easier to clean and maintain, especially eliminating the need for professional carpet cleaning services. Simply get a mop with a hard floor attachment, purchase a cleaner that is specifically designed for hard wood or laminate floorings, and voila! For stubborn stains like oil, juices or food stuff, use a gentle splash of acetone and rub with a microfiber cloth to remove the stain. When mopping the floors, use mops with reduced levels of moisture.
- Kid, Pet And Allergy Friendly
Owing to its protective coating, laminate flooring is almost scratch resistant. Because of its protective layering, animal dander and fur cannot penetrate the laminate flooring as opposed to the woolen fibers of carpets or the crevices of hardwood.