Ripping out your carpet and adding wood laminate flooring is an easy and effective way to add value to your home. Installing laminate flooring is not as difficult as many people think. With some help from our DIY guides, installation is a breeze. Because of how simple it is to make such a powerful upgrade, the only question left is where to install your new flooring.
Here are five rooms that are instantly dressed up after installing laminate flooring.
1. Master Bedroom
For many homeowners, the debate over wood laminate flooring or carpet in the bedroom is a difficult one. On one hand, having wood flooring looks nicer than carpet. However, some homeowners prefer the feel of carpet when getting out of bed in the morning. There is a way that you can meet in the middle. When you add wood laminate flooring to your bedroom, top it with a large area rug under the bed. This way, you can still have that same soft feeling each time you get out of bed.
There is another big benefit for opting for wood flooring in the bedroom. Wood laminate enables you to interchange the area rug whenever you wish. This way, you can change the wall colors or go with a new color scheme in your bedroom without having to get new carpeting or flooring.
Laminate flooring is not waterproof, so many people assume it should not be used in the kitchen. However, laminate flooring is water resistant, so as long as there are no major spills, your floor will be just fine. Your kitchen can come to life without risk of damage. We do recommend using a waterproof sealant on the joints to make the flooring even more water resistant. Design your kitchen to match the same look and style as the rest of your home. Instead of using the traditional tile flooring, use wood. This adds personality and a warm glow to the place where you and your family spend so much time.
3. Guest Room
Unless you host your family and friends on a regular basis, your guest room is not used all that often. Because of that, you probably use it for other reasons when you do not have people visiting. For example, you might scrapbook in the guest room or use it to read. With wood laminate flooring in the guest room, you create a more versatile room. The place where your guests call their home away from home becomes welcoming and functional. Your guests will love it because their luggage rolls in and out. You will love it because it’s comfortable and beautiful. Your realtor will love it because it’ll make your home easier to sell when you’re ready to put it on the market.
4. Living Room
Your living room is, well, lived in. The amount of traffic and abuse your living room floors take is astounding. To help your living room withstand the drops, spills, and feet shuffling across it, wood laminate flooring is the superior option.Laminate flooring is well-known for being durable. It stands up to heavy foot traffic with ease. As time goes by, your laminate flooring will not fade or dull. This makes it the perfect choice for dressing up your living room for the long-term.
5. Home Office
You spend a lot of time in your home office, shuffling through papers and working on your computer. Sometimes, you might even host a client or two. You need your home office to look impressive so you make a strong impact on those who see it.With wood laminate flooring, your home office comes to life. You and your office look more professional.
Laminate flooring is durable, stylish, and the right choice for most of the rooms in your home. Which room did you install your laminate flooring in? Tell us in the comments below!