Home Laminate Flooring – Classic yet Modern
Are you in search of a floor pattern that offers the strength of stone and tile and yet retains the aesthetics of traditional hardwood? Look no further, with laminate flooring, you’ll get the best of both the worlds.
Laminate flooring is one of the newer concepts of modern interiors. It is a synthetic product in which several layers are laminated together. The bottom layer is the backer layer that makes the floor more strong and stable. Above that is the core layer giving the flooring the right structure and resistance from dents. Next is the decor layer which contains the actual printing with an image that mimics the texture you want – hardwood, tile, or stone. The top layer is called the wear layer which is the surface that’s prone to your daily activities.
Benefits of Laminate flooring
There are several benefits of laminate flooring including easy installation, high durability, and unbelievably low maintenance. What’s more, laminate flooring is much less expensive than real hardwood flooring. Also, it is much more resistant to dents and scratches.
How to install
Laminate flooring installation is a very easy DIY project. Laminate can be installed anywhere, such as the areas that see heavy foot traffic throughout the day(like the living roomand the foyer). Also, it can be installed on the Interior vertical walls to add to the appeal of the rooms.
Here are some things to consider while selecting the best laminate flooring for your home or office.
Thickness and width
Laminate floor planks or tiles are found with varying thicknesses which may include a pre-attached underlayment for noise reduction. Uneven areas in your sub-floor can be covered with thicker laminates. Wider laminate planks provide tighter bonding with other layers.
Printed laminates imitate the look and texture of stone, wood, or tile flooring and you can choose the one you like.
Type and finish
Laminate flooring comes in many sub-styles like if you select the wooden look, you can get oak, pecan, walnut,or acacia. Also known as floating tiles, they are available in embossed, hand-scraped, and high-gloss finishes.
For kitchen, basement and bathroom requirements, you must opt for a waterproof laminate flooring. These are the places where moisture gathers pretty easily and it’s not possible to dry off the area easily.
Care and maintenance
After installation, there is no need to wait to walk over the floor. Maintenance is really easy and you can use a wet mop or moist duster to clean the surface to remove any spots. Other than these, take common precautions, for example, use doormats to keep off mud and wipe off any spilled liquids.
There are many types of laminates available in the market and you may feel overwhelmed by the options you see. Just contact our experts and tell them about your expectations from your laminate flooring and they’ll pick out the right options for you.