When hardwood flooring is out of your budget range, you have lots of alternative flooring materials that create a similar visual appeal to hardwood, but at a fraction of the cost. One of these flooring options is laminate flooring. If you’re deciding whether or not to install laminate in your home, here are a few of its benefits to help you make your mind up.
As already mentioned, laminate flooring is available at a fraction of the cost of hardwood flooring. HomeAdvisor puts the national average of installing hardwood flooring at $4,429 compared to $2,845 for laminate. That’s a big saving, making your renovation more affordable or leaving you with more money to spend on other features.
It’s easy to install
Modern laminate flooring is very easy to install. Laminate planks are made to click into place with each other, so it’s a really quick and easy process. This means you or the professional installer is less likely to make mistakes when installing the flooring, and the installation costs will typically be less than hardwood flooring if you hire a professional.
It’s tough and durable
Laminate flooring is incredibly durable, even more so than hardwood flooring in some ways. It is more resistant to dents and scratches than hardwood flooring and it doesn’t absorb moisture as readily. This means spills are less likely to cause stains and damage to your laminate flooring. The downside is that laminate can’t be refinished like hardwood, so it must be replaced when it gets worn. Spills should still be cleaned up quickly as the moisture can seep in between the planks and cause swelling.
It looks great in your home
Laminate flooring does a good job at imitating the look of real hardwood, although many still prefer the appearance of the real deal. Since it’s manufactured, you also have the benefit of consistency from one plank to the next, so natural imperfections and defects won’t exist. Plus, you can purchase laminate in a variety of different colors and textures to suit your tastes and the style of the room.
Easy to clean
Laminate floors are extremely easy to clean and maintain. Regular vacuuming is good enough to keep it looking clean, but you can supplement this with occasionally mopping your laminate flooring with a damp mop. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or solutions with harsh chemicals, and there’s no need to polish or wax your laminate floors.
If you’re sold on laminate flooring for your home, then we can supply and install it for you across North Carolina, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville. Get in touch to get started.