Today’s economy has homeowners looking for ways to improve the value and comfort of their homes without spending more than they can afford. Home renovations, traditionally, are invasive, expensive, and highly stressful. One of the most common renovation projects is painting the walls of a room, since it provides a big improvement in a relatively short period of time. However, it is still a labor-intensive project that looks worse if it is done poorly. Window treatments, landscaping, and adding a deck are other common home renovations. However, the biggest improvement in both the home’s value and its appearance occurs when laminate flooring is used to replace old carpet, vinyl, and worn-out wood floors.
Old flooring can be unsightly, odorous, and can even lead to health problems for family members and pets. Removing old carpets, linoleum, or vinyl, and replacing it with low-maintenance, easy to install, laminate flooring can transform a room or an entire home for surprisingly little time or money. This is why laminate flooring is a perfect home renovation option.
Variety Of Choices
Laminate flooring comes in a variety of colors and styles to satisfy your style and budget. There is an endless selection of options. Every floor has unique features including a variety of wood textures, edge types, plank style, and even themes. With today’s technology, laminate flooring offers an amazing look and functionality for your busy lifestyle. Laminate flooring is allergen free and made with kid-friendly, pet-friendly materials, unlike carpet which can house a whole host of germs. You can use it to match the furnishing already in your home, or an entirely new color scheme can be introduced. There has never been such a wide variety of colors, grains, and appearances available to choose from.
Safe for You and Your Loved Ones
You are probably asking yourself about the safety of laminate flooring. Flooring has a surprising impact on the health of your family. A linoleum floor that is cracked, split, or that curls up at the edges can cause an increased risk of falls. Carpets can hold decades of dust, allergens, mold, and mildew that can cause or increase respiratory problems, allergies, and other health issues. Moisture is the biggest enemy of a healthy floor and a healthy family. Excessive moisture can cause hardwood floors to warp and split, and wet stone and tile can be deadly, especially for those at high risk of slipping and falling.
Laminate flooring does not absorb dirt and germs like carpet and other flooring options. Also, it does not trap allergens the way carpet does. Your children can play safely on laminate flooring, and if they happen to decide to use their crayons to draw a picture on the floor, well, it takes only a moment to clean up. In fact, it is easy enough for even the youngest child to help in the clean up process, providing a perfect teaching opportunity while maintaining the beauty of your home.
Traditional floor coverings, such as carpet, tile, vinyl, and wood, require expert installation, which can be quite expensive. Laminate flooring, on the other hand, can be installed by the homeowner in only a few hours, saving a substantial amount of money. Laminate flooring requires no special subfloor preparation, other than it needs to be flat and clean. Installation requires no special skills or tools. For the beginner, nothing could be easier than the new ‘click’ laying system. Homeowners simply install underlayment and lay each row down next to the previous row and ‘click’ the planks into place. Top the project off with matching molding around the edges, and your room will look brand new at a fraction of the cost of most renovations.
Superior Stain Resistance & Easy Cleaning
Laminate wood flooring is one of the easiest materials to keep clean. The surface does not hold onto to dust and dirt the way carpets and other materials do, avoiding the build-up of dirt, grime, and allergens that can be found in nearly all carpets. Unlike wood floors, high gloss laminate flooring requires no polishing, waxing, or refinishing. For years, your new laminate flooring will continue to look and feel exactly the way it does on the day it is installed.
Durable & Affordable
Imagine finally tearing out that nasty, old carpet or cracked and peeling linoleum and replacing it with affordable and beautiful new floors. Laminate flooring is within every homeowner’s budget, and it can transform a room suffering from a worn-out floor into a brand new space in less than a weekend. Premium laminate flooring brands like: Pergo, Armstrong, Alloc, Quick-Step, or our favorite Kronoswiss, combine all the attractiveness of hardwood floors with the resilience and easy-to- clean surfaces of today’s modern laminates.
In addition to being affordable and easy to install, laminate flooring from Bestlaminate is more durable than most traditional options. Other types of flooring are subject to staining, sun-bleaching, and wearing out in high traffic areas. Laminate flooring does not fade, it does not wear out, and it does not stain. Most laminate floors are even chemical and burn resistant. You can even use acetone on it to remove especially nasty accidents, such as permanent marker and nail polish, without any damage to your flooring. Wood laminate flooring can even withstand having a cigarette put out on its surface without damage. Your kids playing on it or pets nails will not damage the surface easily, unlike vinyl and wood, which can chip, crack, and dent.
Beauty, convenience, and durability make this the best time to buy laminate flooring for your most beneficial home improvement project.
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