The Benefits of Different Types of Flooring

The Benefits of Different Types of Flooring

Reasons to Install Laminate Flooring in Your Home

Marian Moreno

As the cost of natural flooring materials like wood and stone spikes, so too does the demand for more affordable flooring solutions.

Designed to mimic the appearance of wood (or sometimes stone), laminate flooring is a man-made flooring system comprising four different layers — wear, design/décor, core and back layer/backer — pressed together through a lamination process.

Laminate flooring is a suitable choice for your home if you want to recreate the high-end look of wood or stone flooring without the hefty price tags. The benefits don't stop there.

Keep reading to learn more about the perks it offers.

Laminate provides a highly durable flooring surface 

One of the biggest advantages associated with laminate floors is durability. The top layer (wear layer) of laminate flooring stands up well to moisture, scratches, stains, burns and fading.

As a result, you don't have to worry about harsh elements, including liquid spillages, heavy foot traffic, animal claws and UV radiation ruining your beautiful floors. You'll get a tough and resilient flooring system that will serve you for many years before requiring replacement.

Laminate is a low-maintenance flooring material

Laminate floors do not require a high level of upkeep to perform well and look good. The wear layer of these floors is not just hard-wearing but also easy to clean, so you don't have to worry about having stains on them.

You only need to spend a little time and effort keeping your floors in pristine condition. The low-maintenance design of laminate flooring is a big plus for people who have a busy work schedule and don't have the time to take care of their residential floors. 

Laminate is a versatile flooring option

Laminate flooring is generally great for keeping costs down, but it comes in an array of patterns, finishes and installation styles to match the requirements and budgets of different users. For example, you can choose glueless or pre-glued laminate if you want to avoid the mess associated with gluing laminate to your floors onsite.  

Flooring installation is a vital part of any house construction or renovation project. The flooring system you install will influence the interior design of your home but also impact its comfort and energy performance. Generally, floors that remain naturally warm even in cold weather can help to save money on home heating expenses. On the other hand, cold floors may require additional heating to keep building users comfortable enough.

Contact a flooring contractor today to discuss your flooring options and get a no-obligation quote for your project.


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The Benefits of Different Types of Flooring

Hello, my name is John and this is my new flooring blog. Last month, my wife and I finally got around to replacing the flooring in the downstairs rooms of our home. We had been meaning to do this since the day we moved in but one thing or another always got in the way. I contacted a flooring company who talked me through the various types of flooring I could have, explaining the drawbacks and the benefits of each type. In the end, we decided to have hardwood timber floors in our home as we wanted a traditional look. I hope you like my blog.