Gone are the days when laminate was the last resort option for flooring. Today’s laminate can realistically replace the look of hardwood, tile, and many other popular floor materials, thanks to improvements in the production process. Adding an underlayer beneath laminate will also help with noise reduction and increase comfort levels underfoot. Now is the time to explore whether laminate will work best in your home!
Laminate floors are some of the easiest flooring options to install. The boards are designed to interlock, making it easy enough for a novice to install as a DIY project. If you’re trying to decide if you can install laminate floors yourself, read our “DIY or Don’t DIY: Laminate Flooring Edition” blog post to help you weigh your options. It can also be installed over certain types of existing floors, which takes away the need to remove the flooring you currently have.
Laminate flooring is made of composite layers, including a durable protective layer, which can withstand high-traffic areas well. This makes it a great flooring option for areas of your home that are likely to experience more wear and tear. It is not going to fade because of UV exposure like other flooring types either. It is also one of the most scratch-resistant flooring options available, so if you have pets or little ones this may be the perfect fit for your home! The latest laminate products are also water-resistant for up to 48 hours, which means you have time to clean up spills before they sit on your floors too long and do any damage.
Laminate flooring does not require expensive, long-term maintenance. You do not need to refinish or treat it, or bring in a third-party cleaning company. Simple sweeping and mopping will keep your floors looking great long term.
There are many reasons why laminate is a great flooring option. Set up an appointment today to speak with our flooring experts at Dalton Floor Tailor, and explore the many brands and styles we have available!