With so many options now available in the laminate flooring product line
, you might need some help deciding which specific products are right for you. The good news is that information is closer than you think. We’d like to offer some key pieces right here.
An excellent product for even the busiest homes, laminate is sturdy, durable, and simply stunning to look at. It fits in very well with most existing décor or can be used to build a whole new look from the floor up. To find out more, read along.
Laminate is a durable, gorgeous flooring material that features both the wood and stone looks, for easy inclusion into any décor setting. You'll find a variety of thicknesses in laminate, with the most common being 8mm and 12mm. These measurements should not include the thickness of any attached underlayment or pad.
Some great advantages come with thicker laminate. For instance, 12mm laminate will have a feel that is more like real hardwood, and design etchings go much deeper into the surface for a more realistic appearance. It’s quieter, resists impact better, and hides imperfections in the subfloor quite easily.
You will also hear about water-resistant laminate, which offers unique advantages in kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, and children’s rooms. While not entirely waterproof, these products give you much more time to clean up spills, dampness, and humidity before it has the opportunity to take on water damage. This is an option that’s well worth looking into, especially if you have pets or children.
Laminate offers a quick and easy installation, which means you’ll be walking on your new flooring sooner. It’s just as easy to clean and maintain as well, leaving you more time to do those important things in life.