Home owners often wonder if they can stain laminate flooring. Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring cannot be stained. While laminate flooring looks a lot like hardwood, you must keep in mind the way it’s made is much different.
Why Can’t Laminate Be Stained?
Laminate flooring cannot be stained as it has an aluminum oxide coating on the top of the laminate. This coating protects laminate from stains – these stains including household mishaps and stains.
It is important for laminate flooring to contain this coating to keep your flooring protected. If your flooring did not have this aluminum oxide coating it would be more susceptible to marker stains, wine stains, nail-polish, the list goes on and on.
But, I Still Want A Change…
If you are dead set on changing your laminate flooring, you will have to think about investing in a new flooring project. If this seems too costly and unpractical at the time, perhaps decor will give you the change you desire. There are a variety of area rugs that can instantly add a new spark to your room without causing any damage to your flooring.
If you are in the market for new flooring, laminate comes in many different colors and designs. Taking up your old laminate flooring and installing new laminate doesn’t take too much time since you already have the underlayment in place and a mostly clean subfloor! It’s just a matter of upgrading!
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