Laminate & Vinyl Flooring Overall Benefits
This flooring may be the best all-encompassing package for your decorating dollar and perfect for busy families who want low maintenance flooring.
Check out this impressive list of benefits:
Laminate flooring is extremely durable:
Laminate flooring is protected by a tough external layer and resin coating that is stronger, more scratch-resistant, impact-resistant and longer lasting than most hardwoods, or carpet. It’s virtually resistant to dogs, cats, kids and even high heels
Laminate flooring is environmentally friendly
Laminate flooring is made from wood and wood by-products, and does not involve the harvesting of rare or endangered trees thus it has many sustainable benefits and is considered eco-friendly.
Laminate flooring is almost completely stain, fade, and moisture resistant (within reason):
Most laminate flooring manufacturers offer extensive warranty protection against stains, fading, and moisture damage (average 25 years to 50 years for warranty on 12mm products) (8mm products usually average around 10 years).
Laminate flooring is easy to clean and maintain:
Laminate’s superior stain and tough surface layer makes spills and other messes easy to handle. This special surface doesn’t require waxes or varnishes to keep it looking great. ** It is important to understand laminates are not designed for HIGH moisture areas like enclosed bathrooms or outside patio areas and chemicals will eat away at the surface.
Laminate flooring is easy to install:
The introduction of glue-less / floating laminate floors has revolutionized the ease of installation in the industry. Although floating floors do click together easily, there is quite a degree of professional installation still required for this product: laminate floors will need precision cutting; specific spacing, verification of a level sub-floor, underlayment installation and required securement around walls must be adhered to, to ensure the floors remain stable, level, and tight. The design of the planks in also important to ensure the layout works looks great for eye-appeal too. Moreover, laminate floors are easier to un-install, even repair planks when necessary and replace quickly and easily if and when it’s time for a style update.
Laminate flooring is economical:
Not only is laminate flooring generally less expensive than other hard surface floors to start with, but when its durability and longevity are considered, it becomes a particularly economical choice.
Laminate flooring offers a variety of styles:
While many laminate floors simulate the authentic look of hardwood or stone, the possibilities for new styles and colors are limitless. A variety of color tones and patterns enable you to match the floor with the exact mood and style of your room, whether it’s rich and elegant or cool and contemporary. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the availability, realism and quality of today’s laminate floor styles.