I’m sure you’d agree, if there’s one part of the home that gets all the pressure, it’s the floors. Along with dropping, and dragging things around (especially in case you live with pets, and toddlers), there’s also the danger of damaging through little critters that make your flooring their meal, and conditions, like moisture.
This goes to show the importance of investing in something that’s bound to prove its quality through durability, like laminate floorboards. Perhaps the primary reason in favour of this type of flooring to convince you to opt for it is its flawless finish, and design, that make it look like natural wood floor – all this at a more affordable price too!
Then again, laminate floorboards also offer verastility in style, as well as in functionality. Modern finisher, or rustic designs, a specific length, and option of longboards, the choice is yours. In terms of functionality, unlike hardwood flooring, this type of flooring is ideal for just about any room in your home you can think of, even the bathroom and kitchen.
This is possible thanks to the ability of laminate to withstand the environment, including humidity. Just remember not to leave puddles of water, as that’s sure to do damages, as the water makes its way through the seams.
Great news is laminate is stain and spill resistant too, and wouldn’t give you much trouble with maintenance and cleaning. All you need is a mop, mild detergent, or soap, and warm water to easily sweep it clean.
If you’re a DIY enthusiast and want to save some dollars, you don’t have to hire contractors to get this flooring installed. Thanks to the lockable design, it would be piece of cake for you to lay or re-lay the boards effortlessly. You may have heard it go by another name also – floating floor; this is due to the lack of need to have a subfloor to staple, nail, or glue to.
Speaking of longboards and locking, it’s exactly this feature that makes laminate durable, when it comes to expanding and contracting, and its resistance to damage from both as it doesn’t require the extra space, like hardwood floor does. Whenever there’s a change in temperature, or pressure, the laminate would start to contract, or expand, without any damages to the subfloor either.
And as last, and most important, the laminate flooring is resistant to mould and bacteria growth, because it simply doesn’t make for the conditions for them to thrive. This makes it hypoallergenic and the perfect option for people dealing with allergies. Do you consider yourself convinced to laminate being the right option for your home?