One of the most important decisions you will make for your home is the flooring. You will have to live with and on whatever you choose for a good few years, so you need to know you will be happy with your choice. That is why laminate flooring is a great choice for your home, because it offers you more than any other type of flooring.
It is cost effective
One of the biggest considerations in today’s economic climate is the cost of the project. So it is fortunate that laminate flooring is more economical than hardwood – amongst other types. The materials that make up laminate flooring are significantly more economical than hardwood while still having the potential to look like any kind of wood you want. So you can have the aesthetic you want, without the hefty price tag. Laminate flooring installers tend to charge around 50% less for installation than others. This means that you save on both the materials and installation, which is a huge bonus for your home budget.
Versatility and comfort
Laminate flooring is versatile in that you can pick and choose what sort of appearance you want. Whether you want oak, teak or pine, all these and more are available. There are even some natural stone and ceramic varieties on the market.
Laminate flooring provides more comfort than tiles or hardwood. It is softer and warmer underfoot, which is a blessing especially in the icy winter months. Your nights will also be more comfortable, especially if you have nocturnal family members or guests, because the laminate will not creak or echo like hardwood and the softness and layers will also help to dampen sounds.
Resistance to damage and the elements
It is always devastating when an expensive hardwood floor gets scratched or damaged in some way. With laminate flooring this is far less of a concern. Firstly because it is cheaper, and secondly, laminate flooring is reasonably scratch resistant – especially higher grade varieties. Laminate flooring is also fade-resistant, so you can use it anywhere in the house without worrying about UV exposure.
There is also a wear layer in laminate flooring which protects it from things like dirt and mud. This makes it perfect for application anywhere in your home, right up to your entrances.
Health is also a factor here. Along with its resistance to UV exposure and dirt, laminate flooring is also naturally resistant to harmful mould and bacteria. For added peace of mind, it can be treated with special allergen resistant and anti-bacterial coatings to ensure your home has the ultimate protection.
With all the benefits for your sense of style, your wallet, and even your health, now is the time to get a team of professional laminate flooring installers in to seal the deal.