Making the decision between laminate flooring and hardwood can be difficult. But once you get all the facts in order, it will be clear as to the best choice for you! Bestlaminate is here to help with 11 reasons to choose laminate flooring over hardwood flooring.
With laminate flooring you don’t have to spend all your money to enjoy the look and feel of the wood floor in you home. Laminate wood floor is very affordable and comes in a fantastic variety of styles, textures, widths and grades to satisfy even very demanding customers.
2. Easy Installation
Laminate flooring installation is very easy and you don’t have to be a pro to do it. It’s very DIY-friendly and, depending on the size of your project, can take you about a day to complete! This can save you even more costs down the road!
3. Durability and Scratch Resistance
You can walk on your laminate floors without fear of scratching. Neither high heels nor office chairs are a problem. When the “pen test” (take pen, point it down, and press firmly to the floor surface) is introduced to both laminate flooring and hardwood, the results are as follows: on the surface of the hardwood floors a dent is left, when laminate floor surface stays intact.
4. Quick Installation
Laminate flooring installation is fast, clean, dust free- no sanding is required. No glue or nails are needed to install it- laminate flooring comes with easy click locking system, saving your valuable time- all you have to do is click planks together. No curing/ drying time is needed- you can walk on freshly installed laminate floors right after installation is finished!
5. Stain Resistant
You may be surprised, but laminate flooring is chemical resistant- even the toughest stains can be safely removed with acetone, with no damage to the floor. Laminate floor is also resistant to penetration by most household chemicals and organic solvents (acetone, red wine, coffee, tea, markers, etc.) What may appear to be obstinate stains such as marker, lipstick or nail varnish can be removed with a couple quick swipes.
6. Burn Resistant
Laminate floors are burn resistant- so you can install it in front of your fireplace with no worries! A burning ember falling onto a laminate floor and continues to burn for a few seconds does not leave the slightest mark or discoloration on the floor.
7. Fade Resistant
Your laminate will not change the color under carpet or furniture due to the fact that laminate floors are UV ray resistant and will not fade even after years of exposure to direct sunlight. This ensures that laminate floor you install today will look the same years down the road.
8. No Gaps Between Planks
Under specific conditions and climate/temperature changes hardwood floor planks can split apart. Laminate flooring overcomes this problem by floating installation and multi-layer construction that offset tension and twisting. It holds up a lot better than hardwood flooring in unfavorable conditions, because it is an engineered product.
9. No Waxing Needed
Laminate flooring is super easy to maintain, no waxing , polishing or resurfacing is needed to keep or restore original shine or texture of the floor.
10. Family Friendly
Laminate flooring is ideal and safe choice for you and your family. With this flooring choice you are not exposed to harmful dust or toxic vapors during installation. Laminate flooring is re-usable. You can easily take it into parts without damaging the floor and reinstall it the same way you installed it.
11. Environmentally Friendly
These days, we all want to do what we can to keep the environment clean. Laminate flooring manufacturers are reusing wood waste, particles and saw dust left over from the manufacturing process to power their plants. Trees are unquestionably one of the planet’s most valuable resources. Rather than destroying thousands of acres of trees many laminate companies have drastically reduced the number of trees needed for production by using “waste products “ of the timber industry (wood chips and sawdust). Just to give an example, 80% of the PERGO flooring comes from timber industry waste products.
Have you been converted to wanting laminate flooring in your home? Call us at 1-800-520-0961 to get started on your order!