Laminate Hard Wood Style Flooring
Laminate is a strong, scratch-resistant and highly durable flooring surface. Laminate floor tiles are protected by a tough external layer and resin coating. Laminate is really great for high traffic areas and houses where there are pets and children. For general residential and light commercial use, be sure to choose a laminate with an AC rating of 3 or higher. Laminate is much easier to install than other floor types. That’s because the boards are designed to interlock, making them easy to work with.
A Laminate Floor Is Affordable
Plus, Laminate can be “floated” over most existing floors, saving installation time over other types of flooring which may need to be glued, stapled or nailed down. It’s so easy to install, most people can do it themselves. It’s a great project for any level of DIYer. Laminate flooring is less expensive than traditional hardwood, but doesn’t fall short when it comes to look and quality. There’s a great laminate flooring choice for every price range. Laminate’s versatile, and can be installed on nearly any type of sub-floor, like concrete or even preexisting vinyl floors. In many cases when the installation of a hardwood floor is not compatible with a sub-floor, laminate flooring is a smart option.
Laminate Flooring Offers Many Style Options
Laminate flooring is sold in a wide variety of wood, stone and tile finishes. All of these are available in different colors, surface treatments, thicknesses, and plank styles. Laminate flooring’s moisture and stain resistant surface makes cleaning spills easy. There are no special cleaners needed to keep a laminate floor in top shape. Daily sweeping is all you need! Since there are no places to trap dust and other particles that can cause allergies for some people, laminate flooring is a great choice. The under-layment provides a moisture barrier that not only protects the floor from damage, but also prevents mold from forming and sporing.