If you want hardwood flooring and it doesn't fit into your price range or your particular application, you have plenty of modern options. Laminate flooring is one of the most popular, and can come in a variety of colors, stains, and grain appearance. Here we are going to look at the additional benefits you can expect with this choice.
The benefits of laminate flooring
Laminate is a robust, scratch-resistant, and durable material. It is protected by tough external layers and a resin coating, so it is ideal for high traffic areas in your home or office. It is also resistant to a pet's paws and claws. You want to use flooring with an AC rating of 3 or higher, which refers to the material's durability.
Installation is easy and quicker than hardwood because the planks are designed to lock into place like a jigsaw. It can be installed over most existing floors and subfloors without being glued down. This is called a floating floor. In many cases where a hardwood floor is not compatible with the subfloor, it is a good alternative. Laminate flooring is less expensive than traditional flooring options. However, it doesn’t fall short when you see what it can bring to a room.
There are various types of colors, grains, and styles that can match any hardwood flooring type. From maple to cherry, to oak, to hickory, all are available for your room. It is sold in different thicknesses and surface treatments. It is easy to clean, with a natural resistance to water and spills. It can come in waterproof flooring options as well. You don’t have to buy any special cleaners or chemicals to keep your floor in quality shape. Daily sweeping is the most you’ll have to do. Laminate is hypoallergenic, as there are no places to trap dust or allergens, your allergies will thank you. The underlay not only protects the floor from damage but also prevents mold from developing.
Need more wood-look flooring help?
Laminate, tile flooring, and waterproof flooring all come in wood-look flooring. At Meyer Floor and Blinds, we have your options available to look at in our showroom in Lakewood, WA. We serve Lakewood, along with Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, and Steilacoom areas. We invite you to visit us to find the wood-look flooring best suited for your home.