Today’s homeowner faces many challenges when remodeling, choosing the right flooring need not be one of them. Fortunately high quality laminate flooring is so easy to buy, install, and maintain. In this article we’ll talk about the benefits as to what makes laminate flooring the right choice for your home.
Easy To Install
Laminate flooring is the easiest way to add the sophistication of real wood floors to your home at a fraction of the cost. Luckily, the whole installation process is resourceful as well; make this a DIY project and skip the installation costs. We’ve prepared a laminate installation check list that you might want to take a peek at before you head out to do this all on your own!
You heard us right – scratch resistant! This means that big guy won’t do a bit of harm to your beautiful floors. Don’t be afraid to put that flooring to work with the constant business of your home. It will withstand animals, children, and of course your dancing shoes.
Throw open the shutters and pull back the curtains! 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, allowing you to enjoy the sun along the way!
Laminate flooring 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 permanent marker, crayons, lipstick or nail varnish, can be removed with a little acetone.
Having a romantic evening in front of the fire? No problem! Burning embers that fall onto laminate flooring and continue to burn for a few seconds will not leave the slightest mark or discoloration. If that same ember fell onto other flooring surfaces such as: carpet or vinyl, it could get you a date night with some singes, or worst case, the fire department.
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. Your flooring will last for years and continue to hold up to your busy lifestyle.
Due to its hard HDF (High Density Fiberboard) core, 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. Laminate floors are also up to 15 times stronger than a wood floor.
Watch this funny video testing durability and resistance of Pergo floors:
Much of the material that makes up today’s laminate flooring is recycled and even recyclable, which means you can “go green” with your flooring option! Most companies will also take back old flooring to use as recycled materials to make more flooring. So a few years down the line if you decide you want a different floor, you can recycle your old floor and get new floors!
Now you know what makes laminate flooring the right choice, but if you still have questions, please write them in the comments below and we will be happy to help!