When to use laminate flooring

Written by Henry Young. Posted in Lifestyle

Although it’s one of the most recent flooring options, laminate has quickly become the quick, go-to solution that people choose for their houses and apartments. Preferences obviously differ from client to client, but laminate is very versatile and is able to meet various requirements. It is easy to find no matter where you live, you can choose from a wide range of designs and, better yet, it does not cost a fortunate. Here is a detailed list of situations when laminate flooring is the best solution for you and your family.

When you don’t have a large refurbishing budget

 

Affordability is the top reason why people head towards laminate flooring and they are right to do so, because this material offers an ideal price/quality ratio. It can successfully mimic the look of different types of wood without the high price tag. Paying just a small amount for parquet laminato doesn’t mean that you’ll have to replace it in a couple of years. On the contrary, if it is made from a durable material and you are careful not to place heavy hardwood furniture on it, you can expect it to last for even ten years without getting a scratch.

 

When you want durability and hassle free maintenance

 

Unlike hardwood, laminate is resistant to mold, which means it will look better for longer, even in rooms with high humidity. Also, it is extremely easy to clean. The weekly vacuum cleaning is usually enough to get rid of dust, lint and hairs and if you happen to spill liquids on it you can clean it with your average department store cleaning solution and not worry that it will lose its shine and color. For example, this material is suitable for hallways, because it is not easily affected by dirt and snow. Another thing that recommends laminate is that it is one of the most UV-resistant flooring options, so if you have a room that gets a lot of sunlight, you can install laminate to prevent damage. If you live alone, have children or simply don’t want to waste hours every week to keep floors in good condition, then you should definitely contact a laminate flooring contractor.

 

When you want to install floors as quickly as possible

 

Installing new floors can be a daunting and time-consuming process, but not if you use laminate. This material comes under the form of long planks that you simply fit on the floor, sometimes even without adhesive. This means that you can even install it yourself, without having to pay a company to do it. Placing laminate planks in an average sized room only takes day, considerably less than if you were to install hardwood or another material. Short installation time recommends laminate for people who love changing the look of their houses often. Installation is quick, easy, hassle-free and you don’t have to be an expert to do it. So, next time when you would like change the light beige floor in your living room with something darker and more sophisticated, you can do it in less than 24 hours!