benefits of laminate flooring

Benefits of Laminate Flooring

What are the benefits of laminate flooring and makes is the right choice? Did you know that laminate flooring is quickly becoming the floor covering of choice? Why? It’s healthier, more durable, and gives a luxury look at a cost effective price. Laminate flooring offers appearance of real hardwood floors or slate, but for about two-thirds the cost!

Laminate flooring is an excellent choice- healthy for your family and environmentally friendly. Extremely durable and scratch resistant, it will not fade even after years of exposure to direct sunlight. You may be surprised, but laminate flooring is chemical resistant – even the toughest stain you can safely remove with acetone, with no damage to the floor. Laminate is also burn resistant- so you can install it in front of your fireplace with no worries! Even burning embers falling onto the floor will not leave any mark or discoloration. Laminate installation is so easy! The common handyman will have no problem to install it. Every manufacturer provides easy to follow installation instructions, and most new generation laminates come with easy to work with “click” glue-less locking system.

Benefits and Features of Laminate Floors:

Water Resistance
The technology in the laminate flooring industry has certainly evolved over the past several years. Most laminate floors are now water-resistant for up to 72 hours. This means that your floors are protected from any minor spills that occur. This is a great feature to have when it comes to flooring because often times, kitchens and bathrooms are more prone to spills. Also, homes with children and pets can we quite the place for such spills to occur! When purchasing your flooring, be sure to read the flooring overview to see if it is water-resistant.

Scratch Resistance
You can walk on laminate flooring without fear of scratching. While the floor is not scratch proof, neither high heels nor office chairs on wheels are a problem. It is recommended to put felt pads or plastic caps under chair legs or furniture feet. You should avoid getting sand or stones on the floor at any time. This can be done by placing a mat next to the door or creating an area where people can wipe their shoes clean. Compared with wooden parquet or carpet, laminate flooring is very wear-resistant with pets. No worn-through effect will occur.

Fade Resistance
Laminate floors are UV ray resistant and will not fade even after years of exposure to direct sunlight. This ensures that the laminate floor you install today will look the same years down the road.

Chemical Resistance
Classic collection laminate flooring is also resistant to 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 little acetone.

Burn Resistance
A burning cigarette that falls onto a laminate floor and continues to burn for a few seconds will not leave any mark or discoloration on the floor. The same cigarette would have a negative impact on other flooring surfaces such as carpet or vinyl. Laminate has the durability to withstand many occurrences that other floors couldn’t.

Wear Resistance
Laminate flooring resists a great deal of wear without showing any trace. This is due to the overlay, the top layer of the laminate floor, which contains microscopic corundum particles.

Impact Resistance
Due to its hard HDF (High Density Fiberboard) core board, laminate flooring can withstand sudden and localized knocks such as those created by stiletto heels, falling objects, etc. The floor can also withstand long-term local strain caused by chairs, cupboards, table legs, bed legs, etc. This cannot be said of other laminate flooring based on chipboard or normal MDF cores.

Environmentally Friendly
Laminate flooring is eco-friendly and reusable. It is easy to install and easy to take it into parts and reinstall it again. This makes laminate flooring a perfect reusable material. If for some reason your laminate floor is partially damaged you can “reuse” good laminate planks instead of throwing them away, or pass those materials on to others who could use them too! Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

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