As a key element of a well-designed and functional home, the flooring should provide a durable yet comfortable walking surface, all while enhancing the beauty of the interior design. With its stylish design, practical features and affordable price, laminate flooring is taking the lead among other flooring types and it is a popular choice among Australian homeowners.
When compared to a flooring material such as wood for instance, laminate proves to be a lot more convenient. While wooden floors are prone to moisture damage and can’t be installed in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, longboard laminate flooring is suitable for any room in the house simply because it’s designed to be highly resistant to moisture. So, a few water spills won’t damage its beautiful colour and texture, which is not the case with wood.
The best thing about wooden floors is their gorgeous natural grain, which can instantly infuse your space with warmth and elegance. However, the natural beauty of wood usually come at a high price and requires a lot of maintenance. To maintain its look and durability, wood needs to be refinished from time to time. Designed to look like real wood, longboard laminate flooring can enhance the beauty of your home without breaking your bank. It’s less expensive than hardwood and it doesn’t need periodic refinishing to keep its initial colour and shine.
Furthermore, unlike wood, which is prone to fading when exposed to direct sunlight, laminate as a material is fade-resistant, so the sun rays can’t ruin its colour and texture. Laminate can be made to mimic the colour and grain of many different wood species, which means it can work great with different home styles. In fact, this versatile flooring can also be designed to look like many other flooring materials, not just wood. For instance, there are laminate floors that mimic the look of ceramic tiles and would work great in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom.
Another thing that makes laminate the ideal flooring option for any home is it’s ability to be installed over any kind of sound and dry surface. This means that you can quickly install it over your existing floors and subfloors. While it’s not recommanded to install a hardwood floor over a subfloor, laminate can be installed over almost any type of it, including concrete and vinyl. The overall installation process for laminate is very easy due to the practical design of the boards which are designed to interlock and are simple to work with, thus making this flooring ideal for a DIY installation project.