Home owners across the nation are curious… Is laminate flooring better than carpet? With a number of advantages that simply do not exist with carpet, it is often obvious to choose laminate flooring. Here are some of the biggest advantages of laminate flooring that make it a much better option than carpet!
Laminate flooring is resistant to moisture and can be easily cleaned in the situation of a minor spill. It is however important to clean up the moisture ASAP as laminate flooring is not waterproof, and extended moisture exposure can lead to damage. This makes laminate ideal for busy homes where there are small children and pets, as clean up is simple!
Laminate flooring is scratch resistant. This makes it the ideal flooring solution for spaces with pets, as there’s no reason to worry about scratches. Unlike hardwood flooring, the surface is coated with a protective layer that will keep the laminate looking outstanding for years to come.
Unlike carpet, laminate flooring is stain resistant. Wine, coffee, nail polish, and even permanent marker can be easily cleaned up with household cleaners and even acetone. This makes laminate ideal for busy homes with unexpected ‘oopsies!’
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If you do end up with a stain threat, you can clean your flooring with typically harsh chemicals such as acetone or household cleaners without worrying about damaging your floor! Because of the protective wear layer, chemicals cannot penetrate into the flooring! This keeps your floor safe for everyone in your family!
Since laminate flooring provides a smooth and seamless surface, it is very easy to clean and low maintenance. Cleaning is as simple as a light sweeping or mopping, and you don’t need to worry about cleaning products damaging the floor. Not to mention, laminate flooring is made to last so you don’t have to worry about refinishing the flooring as it will keep ‘new look’ for years after installation.
Unlike carpet, laminate flooring is 100% allergen free. Since the surface is sleek and smooth, there is nowhere for allergens to be held. It is the best option for homes with pets as it does not hold any pet hair or dirt and will keep your house fresh and clean. Laminate flooring also does not hold odors so if any accidents happen, they can be cleaned up and forgotten!
Versatility For Decor
Laminate flooring is an outstanding canvas for decoration. You can customize your floor with rugs, furnishings and decorations. The natural wood look does not interfere with decorative themes and adds a warm and luxurious look to any space.
Laminate flooring is wear resistant. Manufactured with a protective layer, laminate flooring is made to last. With the proper AC rating, your floor will last for years.
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Carpet and hardwood are both at risk of fading from the harmful UV rays from the sun. Laminate flooring is manufactured so that it does not fade, even under furniture or rugs. The color that you purchase is the color that you will enjoy for years in the future without worrying that you will be left with ugly patches from furnishings.
If you’re now convinced that laminate flooring is the better option for your household, order some free samples to begin with making a laminate flooring purchase! If you have questions, be sure to write them in the comments below. We will be happy to help you!