Laminate wood flooring

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is a relatively new development in the flooring industry and it is slowly taking the industry by storm. If you are considering to use laminate floor in your home, it is important to note that the use of this product comes with both good and bad. Because of this, it is a must that you familiarize yourself with the good, the bad and the ugly side of this type of flooring before you make the right decision to use it in your home.

Advantages of Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring has become popular for so many good reasons. For one, it is versatile as it can mimic the appearance of a wide variety of natural hardwood materials. In addition to that, it can also copy the look of other natural stone and ceramic materials through a special printing process. Since it is also water and moisture resistant, it is perfect for use in all areas of your home, even in the kitchen and in your bathroom. It also has lots of health benefits as it is resistant to growth of mold and bacteria. It can also undergo a special treatment which will make it resistant to allergen and bacteria.

Disadvantages of Laminate Flooring

As mentioned above, the use of laminate flooring may come with some drawbacks. The first one would be the sound it creates when you walk on it. It produces a hollow sound which makes it feel manufactured and fake. It is true that this type of flooring can resemble the look of a natural wood but the illusion goes away once you have a feel of its material. In addition to that, the material is quite hard and it can be unyielding under the feet of the home owner.

Laminate Flooring Vs Hardwood Floors

Many home owners are confused as to whether they should choose laminate flooring over hardwood floors. Please keep in mind that these two types of flooring have distinct characteristics. Engineered flooring is a type of natural wooden flooring that is made up of layers or sheets of hardwood floors. The bottom and middle layers are made out of plywood planks while the top layer is created using a solid sawn lamella. On the other hand, laminate floor is a multi-layer flooring manufactured using synthetic materials that are designed to imitate the natural look of wood.

Laminate flooring is a good flooring of choice

but it depends on the needs and look of your home as well as your budget.

If you wish to know more about this type of flooring, it is highly recommended that you speak with some of the staff of Wood Floor and Beyond who are willing to help you out!

phone (212) 751 9570

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