With new advances in technology, homeowners have many more options besides the classic hardwood, carpet, or tile. Laminate is no longer a tacky floor covering from the 80s. One of the great things about laminate is that it has the appearance of hardwood flooring but is a cheaper, scratch-resistant option! Before you decide to install laminate hardwood in your home, it’s good to know the different benefits. The experts at Floor Coverings International KC South outline what you need to know below!
1. Available in Endless Styles
Homeowners can install laminate flooring in almost any hardwood species or look. Whether you want distressed white oak or cherry with a glossy sheen, we’ve got you covered! With 3D printing technology, laminate can also mimic the appearance of a variety of materials such as marble or ceramic tile.
Laminate is topped with a layer of resin coating, protecting it from everyday wear and tear. It is durable, scratch-resistance, and great for high-traffic areas of the home. It is also less susceptible to water damage than solid hardwood, so it can be installed in rooms such as the kitchen.
Laminate is a much cheaper alternative to solid hardwood, making it a good investment for your money.
4. Low Maintenance
One of the top things homeowners love about laminate is that it’s easy to maintain. The resin layer helps to protect the wood and make it easy to clean up. Just sweep and mop your floors about once per week to prevent dirt and grime from damaging the floors.
5. Can Be Installed Anywhere
Laminate flooring can be installed over almost any type of existing floor, except carpet. This means that our expert installers will be in and out of your house in no time!
A Few Considerations
One difference between laminate and hardwood is that laminate cannot be sanded and refinished to get rid of any wear and tear. While laminate does hold up well and will last a long time, it isn’t as long lasting as solid or engineered hardwood.
Schedule your free in-home design consultation with the experts at Floor Coverings International KC South to go over this and look at our hundreds of different laminate samples. We proudly serve the greater Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood areas.