When it comes time to replace or upgrade your flooring, you may be completely overwhelmed by all of the options available to you. Do you want the elegance of hardwood, the simplicity of tile, or the comfort of carpet? As you’re considering all these questions, take a moment to review the benefits of laminate flooring as a choice for your home.
Laminate flooring is extremely durable. The resin coating provides a tough outer layer that is strong, and scratch and water resistant. Laminate flooring is not waterproof, however, so it’s not a good fit for areas prone to lots of water, like bathrooms or laundry rooms. Generally, laminate flooring is strong enough to stand up to even heavy traffic and it is a great choice for families with kids or pets.
Laminate flooring is moisture and stain resistant so it is very easy to clean. You don’t need any special cleaners for it and most floors really only require daily sweeping to look their best. Laminate flooring is also hypoallergenic because there’s nowhere for dust to hide and the moisture barrier prevents mold.
Laminate is easier to install than most other flooring choices, and it is actually a great choice for DIYers. The boards are designed to interlock easily, and they often don’t need to be glued or nailed down since the “float” over the existing floor. In fact, laminate flooring can be installed over just about any subfloor, from concrete to other vinyl products. If you do choose laminate, be honest about your abilities: it may be worth the cost to have professional installation even if it seems easy.
Laminate flooring comes in a variety of finishes and styles. It can even imitate the look of hardwood, tiles, and natural stone. The planks come in a variety of textures, widths, and thicknesses. Laminate will have a style that beautifully matches both your aesthetic and your budget.
Last but not least is the cost. Laminate is a very cost effective flooring option. It can hold its own in terms of looks and quality while being significantly less expensive than other flooring materials. It is also often cheaper to install than other flooring options, since it goes down quickly and easily, without needing a specialized subfloor or glue and nails.
RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers
Have more questions about choosing a new flooring or looking to make a switch in one of the rooms in your house? Our professionals at RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers can answer all of your questions and provide quality flooring for your needs. Give us a call, or visit our storeroom to check out our wide selection of commercial and residential flooring options.