If you are looking to bring your home into the modern era with a change in flooring, laminated flooring may be perfect for you. Durable and affordable, laminate flooring is a leading product you need to consider.
By Craig Friesen
December 31, 1969
Laminate flooring looks like real hardwood
or stone, but is made with pressurized layers of a melamine plastic and particle board. Laminated flooring is great for high-traffic areas of your home where expensive flooring might be worn down. It is also a great way to add a luxury look to your home without the high cost of hardwood flooring.
Benefits of Laminated Flooring
The key benefits of laminated flooring can be summed up with two words: durability and price. Costs differ, of course, but when you compare the price of a laminate floor to hardwood, you will see that the laminate flooring typically costs about one-third less. For a large section of flooring, you can save a great deal of money using laminated flooring. Here are some additional benefits of laminate flooring:
- Unlimited design options, since laminated flooring is an extremely high-quality picture placed on top of a wood base and covered with a plastic protective layer.
- Easy installation-one of the biggest selling features of laminate flooring, especially with types requiring no glue for installation.
- You can place laminated flooring over top existing flooring. When it is time to move, just pull it up and take it with you!
- Superior durability means lower maintenance or replacement and great warranties.
Disadvantages to laminated flooring are few. Unlike hardwood flooring you can not strip the top layer off and refinish with a different stain color, which may be a drawback for some buyers. What you see is what you have with laminate flooring-a feature most of us would be happy to have!
About the Author
Craig Friesen is a freelance writer and an ordained Mennonite minister in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. A computer hobbyist, Craig operates several home-based online businesses in his leisure time.
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