By Bernadine Racoma
If you are considering redecorating your home, then you’re probably also thinking about replacing the existing flooring. There are so many lovely materials out there nowadays, from solid oak floorboards to luxury vinyl click flooring.
However, today we are specifically going to be talking about laminate floors, and what exactly makes it such a great investment for homeowners. Keep reading to find out more information.
1. Long Lifespan
Laminate flooring has a much longer lifespan than many people might have anticipated. This is because the material is incredibly durable. It is made by combining several layers of high-density fibreboard together.
Underneath, it is fitted with an underlay – a material which cushions the impact of footfall. Finally, laminate flooring is fitted with a decorative layer that has a protective coat, making the material not only scratch-resistant but also water-resistant. Thanks to all these different layers, laminate floors are very durable.
As such, they last for a longer period of time without losing their beautiful appearance. In fact, high-quality laminate can last for more than 25 years – making it an incredibly cost-effective investment.
2. Attractive appearance
Like we mentioned before, laminate flooring has a decorative layer. This is designed to replicate the appearance of natural wood, like oak and walnut. The decorative layer is also etched out with grooves to emulate the texture of authentic wood.
Finally, the laminate is covered with a protective gloss which gives it a luxurious sheen. As a result, laminate flooring is one of the most beautiful materials out there. It looks amazing in every room, including the kitchen, bathroom, hall and lounge. For added comfort, you can pair the laminate with an ornamental rug.
3. Low Maintenance
Carpeted floors always need hoovering, plus a carpet clean from time to time. Meanwhile, though solid wood flooring is beautiful, it does require quite a bit of maintenance, such as sanding down and recoating with gloss.
Laminate flooring, on the hand, doesn’t have any of these problems. It is incredibly low maintenance. Homeowners don’t need to worry about spillages in the same way because laminate is water-resistant.
As such, the planks don’t swell up with water, nor do they stain. You can simply mop up your mess. It’s also easy enough to sweep away any dirt and debris on your laminate floors without whipping out the hoover.
4. Cost Effective Overall
Laminate flooring is generally more affordable than other materials, too. It is sold at a lower price than solid wood or engineered wood, plus it lasts for a very long time. What’s more, laminate is incredibly cheap and easy to install.
In fact, if you wanted to, you could quite comfortably lay down laminate flooring yourself. The material usually has an easy click system, so each plank neatly slots together to create a beautiful interlocking pattern.
These are some of the main reasons why laminate flooring is such a brilliant investment. Don’t just take our word for it, though – install some in your home today.
About the Author
Bernadine Racoma is the Content Manager of eTranslation Services. Her long experience in an international development institution and extensive travels have provided her a wealth of knowledge and insights into cultural diversity. She writes to inform, engage, and share the idea of the Internet being a useful platform for communicating, knowledge sharing, educating, and entertaining. You can find Bernadine Racoma at Twitter.