Laminates: Benefits and Installation
In recent years, laminate floors have become very popular with homeowners looking for new flooring options. They have the best of both worlds… they look just like hardwood floors for a fraction of the cost.
Laminate floors are designed to look like wood, stone or ceramic tiles. This look is created by printing a high-res image on a print film layer protected by a very durable top layer. The laminate floors themselves can come in planks or square tiles.
Laminate floors are popular for kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, playrooms and entryways in houses. Many people love having laminate floors in these high-traffic areas where they need a durable floor but don't have time to keep up with hefty maintenance.
Benefits of laminate floors
The benefits of laminate floors are endless. Some of them are:
- They're soft and comfortable
- They're quiet under foot
- They're easy to clean and maintain. You never have to refinish, sand or restain them. Instead, they're easy to clean with a vacuum or dust mop
- They're hypoallergenic. Unlike carpet, laminate floors won't collect dust, so you don't have to worry about your guests being allergic
Laminate floors installation
Laminate floors are installed directly over an existing floor or subfloor (concrete, plywood, vinyl, ceramic tile, etc.) without gluing down the floors.
It is important to note that if you have carpet and you want to replace it with laminate floors, you should first pull up all the carpet and baseboards, and then attach the laminate floor to the subfloor.
If you're looking for a durable, inexpensive and beautiful flooring solution for your house, you can't go wrong with laminate floors. Simply visit our store today and one of our experts will suggest the best option for your home.