If you’ve dreamed about having hardwood beauty in your home but balked at the higher price tag, today’s laminate flooring options will completely impress you and will potentially be the flooring solution you’re looking for! Modern technology has made it possible for laminate manufacturers to emulate almost all hardwood species with realistic grain and texture without the expensive material cost, installation fees, and maintenance. For all of these fantastic reasons below, here’s why you need laminate flooring in your home.
Laminate flooring typically costs between $1 to $5 per square foot. If you choose to get a professional installation, you should budget for another $1 to $3 per square foot. Even with this added expense, the total expense is much lower than you could expect with hardwood flooring.
If you’re an experienced DIYer and have an eye for detail, you can install laminate flooring yourself! Most laminate products use a tongue-and-groove or click-lock installation system that creates a “floating” floor. This allows you to install laminate over existing flooring like concrete, vinyl, plywood, or even other laminate. Laminate installation also takes much less time when compared to hardwood or tile.
Laminate flooring is built to withstand a lot of harsh treatment, so it will be a great fit for an active home. Higher-end laminate products will feature incredible finishes that are engineered to withstand scratches and scuffs from kids and pets alike.
Laminate flooring can go in almost any room of your house, including kitchens and bathrooms and even basements! Just remember…while laminate is typically moisture-resistant, it’s not one hundred percent waterproof.
Depending on what you’re looking for, laminate can look and feel identical to hardwood flooring. It can even resemble tile! You’ll find a huge variety of textures, colors, and styles to work with.
Spills and messes are no match for laminate flooring. Simply wipe them away with a clean cloth and your floors will look as good as new! Follow your manufacturer’s care guidelines when dealing with more extensive cleaning or more difficult stains. Learn more about laminate care and maintenance.
Laminate is made out of multiple layers of wood composite and can be recycled and made into other products. Look for certification seals to ensure that your product is verified as sustainable.
If it’s time for a design refresh in your home, look no further than laminate flooring! Talk to our flooring experts for assistance in finding the perfect fit for your home!