Many homeowners today love the look and feel of hardwood flooring. It’s a polished and stylish choice, but it can be costly. There are three types of flooring people typically consider Engineered hardwood, solid hardwood, and laminate. The others are great but laminate should be at the top of your list for many reasons.
Laminate is created by compressing scraps of wood in resin so it appears the way natural wood does. Laminate will save your wallet a pretty penny. This type of flooring costs nearly a quarter of the price of solid or engineered hardwood. Additionally, you won’t lose the appeal of regular wood and many people can’t tell the difference which means you’ll be impressing without breaking the bank.
Hardwood flooring is subject to the elements over time. We are talking the sunshine from your windows and especially moisture. Hardwood is an investment which you will need to maintain in order to keep it looking good. There is added sanding and polishing, but with laminate, you won’t need to do this. Laminate is created with resin which makes it practically resistant to fading meaning it will last much longer than regular hardwood.
When updating your flooring, you’re looking for the easiest installation possible. Solid and engineered hardwood often have to be nailed or glued into place. This is a time-consuming process that may require your home to be a mess much longer than you want it to be. Laminate, on the other hand, uses a tongue and groove system which make it perfect for amateur installers. It’s simple and easy.
Not only is typical hardwood prone to fading, but it can also collect scratches and other wear and tear. Once it is showing signs of this wear and tear, it will have to be sanded in order to fix it. Laminate flooring is resistant to staining and scratching which means it is far more durable. It allows your floors to look great longer without the pesky sanding or polishing.
Have you ever dropped something heavy? If you drop a heavy object onto wood flooring, it will show a dent. No one wants to have a dent in their beautiful floor. Talk about unsightly. Laminate flooring is resistant to impact and even to being cut. This means the wear and tear of everyday life won’t begin to show as easily.
Engineered and solid hardwood have installation drawbacks. This is especially true when trying to install them over different existing materials like stone or concrete. There are also many time constraints to consider. As we said, laminate uses a tongue and groove system. This means it can be installed in many different places wherever you may need it. Additionally, you can even mix materials meaning installation is not only easy but gives you so many design options.
If you happen to get sick of your hardwood, it’s not easy to remove. Laminate isn’t glued or nailed down. They float wherever they are placed. This makes removal easy because you can just pick them up, replace or remove them, and leave little to no mess behind.
There are many reasons to choose laminate flooring including the price and the quality of materials. Overall, laminate gives you more options to create the space of your dreams with little to no stress involved. You can get a brilliant look on a budget and in a timely manner.
Ready to update your home with laminate flooring? Contact Flooring Superstore Edmonton today.