Advantages of Laminate Flooring
Laminate Flooring is the most cost effective flooring with resistance to scratches, stains and fading. It is perfect for families with pets and young children.
A laminate floor is a high-tech floor made by fusing together several layers of materials into one board. The core layer, which supports the weight and stress of foot traffic, is made of high density fiberboard. A bottom stabilizing layer is then added to provide further strength and stability. On top of the core layer is a decorative layer and a transparent wear layer treated with at least one coat of an aluminum oxide finish. This is why laminate floors are so famous for their incredible wear resistance against scratches, burns, dents and stains. However, laminate floor can only last for about 20-25 years and it cannot be re-sanded or refinished once it is damaged. Due to its lightness in weight and thinner plank, it will sound and feel slightly different underfoot when compared with solid timber floor.
Main Advantages of Laminate Flooring:
Laminate floor offers a wide range in quality and style at very economical prices. Laminate flooring is available in different thicknesses and densities, and in big varieties of styles and color. You can be assured to get exactly what you need for your home, office or retail store. And the best part is, laminate flooring is less expensive than most flooring options available in the market and yet is similar in form and function.
Laminate floor is stronger and more resistant to scratches, stains and fading than solid hardwood timber flooring. It is protected by a tough external layer and resin coating, making it perfect in houses where there are pets. Pets have accidents that can permanently damage a wood floor, and their claws can easily scratch a wooden floor’s surface, which is not the case for laminate floors.
Laminate floor is easier to install than other types of timber floors. With its boards designed to interlock glue-free, laminate floor can be “floated” over most existing floors, saving significant installation time and costs over other types of flooring.
Laminate floor is hypoallergenic, making for a much more comfortable home for people with allergies. The underlay provides a moisture barrier that not only protects the floor from damage, but also prevents molds from forming and growing. All you need to do to keep your laminate floor free from allergens is to vacuum regularly and use a damp mop when necessary.
Laminate floor is easy to keep clean and maintain. Laminate flooring’s moisture and stain resistant surface makes cleaning spills easy. There are no special cleaners needed to keep a laminate floor in top shape. Daily sweeping is all you need.
Laminate floor is an environmentally friendly product. Laminate flooring is made from paper. Manufacture of laminate floor does not involve the harvesting of hardwoods as regular wood flooring does. And unlike some carpet, laminate floor does not contain significant quantities of elements that affect indoor air quality. When replacing used laminate floor, the old boards can be disposed of safely with no danger to the environment.