When considering new flooring for your home, there are many reasons laminate flooring should be on your list! New production methods have transformed laminate into an option that can compete with hardwood where looks and appeal are concerned; not to mention durability and cost.
Let’s explore the top five reasons laminate is an excellent flooring choice!
Laminate floors are made of four different layers fused together. The underlayer, which provides comfort; the core provides stability; the design layer is a high resolution print of your desired style; and the top wear layer is what protects everything below it. The wear layer is often available in different thickness levels, providing the proper protection level to the amount of wear expected. Laminate is scratch resistant, and newer styles of laminate are water resistant as well.
Laminate floor installation is extremely easy compared to other types of floors. The laminate boards are installed with a tongue-and-groove method, where the boards click together to lie flat. This can be installed over existing flooring, so the need to remove any previous materials in most instances is gone, which also reduces installation cost because other types of flooring require installation over subfloors.
Manufacturing methods have come a long way when it comes to laminate flooring, allowing it to take on a wide variety of visual appeal. From the surface alone, it can be hard to distinguish from real hardwood. Laminate can easily mimic timeless and current styles. From wide plank to more textured looks, you can find them all available in laminate!
Since laminate doesn’t require professional deep cleaning and refinishing like real wood, this cost is something you will never have to worry about with your new laminate floors! You also won’t have to worry about the cost of removing existing flooring before installing your laminate floors, because they can be installed on top of most flooring — another cost gone! The cost of laminate flooring can be as low as $4 per square foot and cost up to $20 per square foot, depending on finish, abrasion rating, style, etc.
A simple weekly damp mopping, regular vacuuming, and cleaning spills relatively quickly is the only care your laminate floors need, unlike other styles of flooring, which require sealing, refinishing, or professional cleanings. The top protective layer on your laminate floors is built tough to withstand daily wear, and a thicker top layer is an option for high-traffic areas.
Our flooring experts can show you the many options available in laminate flooring. Book your no obligation in-home consultation today, or check out our website to learn more about the Dalton Floor Tailor Laminate Flooring Warranty.