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What Are the Advantages of Laminate Flooring?

What Are the Advantages of Laminate Flooring?

Dear Bob and Betsy,
I’ve been debating between ceramic tile, laminate, and hardwood flooring. My friend said that laminate wins hands down. Can you tell me, what are the advantages of laminate flooring?
– Tracy S.

Dear Tracy,

Great question! Each floor certainly has its unique attributes, but one type of flooring (laminate) stands out over the others.

Ceramic tile is easy to clean but it’s hard and not easy to install. If it gets damaged, you’re left to restain, resurface, or repair the hurt area. That’s not only costly but it can also destroy the appearance of the flooring.

Hardwood flooring is beautiful and many homeowners love the way it looks. What they don’t love is how hard it is to care for. From resealing the floors to repairing scratches and dents that happen so easily, your flooring becomes more of a chore than a delight to live with.

Laminate flooring surpasses these other types of flooring in terms of its regular maintenance and lifelong appeal. Here’s how:

It’s easy to install.

Laminate is one of the easiest type of flooring to install. It’s so easy in fact, that you can do it yourself saving you hundreds of dollars on labor costs. Installation requires that you can click and lock planks into place. It’s as simple as putting together a basic puzzle – plus you get to use some power tools in the process.

It’s durable.

Laminate has the same look and feel as wood flooring, but it’s more durable. This various layers that make up each laminate plank keep the flooring strong and sturdy against dents, dings, scratches, and scrapes.

It’s beautiful.

Laminate flooring has progressed significantly over the years. Today, most laminate flooring looks like authentic hardwood. You get the benefits of good looks without the cost of maintenance and repairs. It’s a win-win.

It’s softer.

Do you have children? Do your kids run and play – and sometimes fall? If so, you want to make the surface a little bit softer to land on when they do. Laminate is installed atop underlayment, which adds a layer of cushion between your hard subfloor. That makes it a little more comfortable for those who walk, run or play on your flooring.

Laminate has the clear advantage over wood or tile because of its beauty, comfort, and durability. To see these benefits for yourself, request your free sample today!

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