If you love the look of wood flooring but have found that it is too expensive, or the upkeep is too much, why not try laminate? This blog will talk through the benefits of this type of flooring and help you make an informed decision, should you look to fit it in your home.
Laminate flooring is made up of around five synthetic layers which are fused together using a lamination process. It comes in a wide range of styles and colours because the top layer is simply an image and so in reality, anything can be created.
Over the years, the quality of laminate has really improved. Many associate the style with the cheap, beech options that were first available, but with the advancements in technology, it means that nowadays it is hard to tell whether it is real wood or not!
One of the main benefits is that it is super quick and easy to install. Most laminates have a click-and-lock or a fold-and-lock design which allows planks to fit together seamlessly. They can be cut to size with a hand saw or even a utility knife.
The upkeep of laminate flooring is also minimal. It takes a lot for planks to get scratched or dented, thanks to the top layer which protects the image of the wood.
In addition, it is also very easy to clean and a vacuum cleaner, or a brush, can collect any dirt and dust that gathers. It can also be mopped regularly using a damp (not soaked) mop.
Another key benefit is cost. Laminate flooring is considerably cheaper than real wood, although there are luxury options available which can be quite pricey. Like many things, you get what you pay for and these styles will have a more realistic appearance and benefit from features such as micro bevelling or better graphics of wood.
For more advice on laminate flooring, contact the helpful and friendly team at our stores.
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