Laminate floors give hardwoods comfort and charm, but unlike its price, laminate is ideal for every budget. Many homeowners want the timeless style of hardwood or tiles, though not the expensive price part when buying for bathroom flooring. In fact, for tighter budgets, it is a wise alternative. Over a period of time, the quality of laminate has changed greatly, as well as its range of colors, designs, and shapes.
You have a wide pattern combination to choose from. Laminate is a multi-layered artificial flooring component bonded through a lamination procedure. It imitates the wood with a digital picture beneath a translucent protective coat. Even though wood is practically included in laminate, it isn’t quite as popular with homeowners unfortunately as real wood is.
Depending on the wood-grain or flooring image, the laminate price can sometimes be high, but don’t let that make you absolutely exclude laminate from your flooring options. It may be a good decision if you intend to live in your home long-term. It is incredibly resilient due to a strong topcoat, and highly resistant against cuts and spills, making it perfect for a household with small children and pets. Laminate is also silent thanks to its underlaying, and a little smoother than wood or tile flooring. In addition, it is waterproof in comparison to hardwood.
Even if you have minimal home renovation abilities, laminate floors are an easy DIY project which in the first place saves you money on installation expenses. Even though earlier laminate floors need to be glued together, modern solutions have a simple puzzle-like design and can be easily placed almost anywhere. So unlike the majority of other floor types, there are no imperfections to stress about as every component looks the same. Note that laminate takes 48 hours before installing to get used to new surroundings.
If the laminate has been damaged, the damaged surface should be replaced with a new one. The good thing is that many companies give a written guarantee for between 15 and 30 years. Besides, laminate is simple to preserve, demanding only regular daily sweeping, additional maintenance is not required.