Each type of flooring solution has its own upsides and downsides. Many flooring options are suitable for certain purposes, whereas others are suited for another range of uses and have different specifics.
One player that stands out above the rest is laminate flooring. At the moment, the sales of laminate flooring in the US alone are much higher than the sales of other flooring solutions.
There is a good reason for this and smart shoppers have been quick to figure out the advantage.
Laminate flooring will always be the preferred choice for people buying on a budget because of its moderate purchase and installation costs.
Laminate flooring is not wood, although it resembles natural wood, and even sometimes looks more natural than actual wood, laminate is a manufactured synthetic material, made using chemical resins and high density fibreboard known as HDF.
As it is factory made, laminate flooring is cheaper to purchase and gives you a huge variety of options to choose from.
If you are after the best deal on , waste no time and check out the local specialist suppliers or the better hardware stores, and see what their top offer is at the moment.
Laminate flooring is also relatively easy to install, even on your own.
The floorboards are specially prepared and ready for installation. The system used for laminate floor installation is known as tongue and groove. This simply means that the floorboards have pre-cut grooves which click together to make a complete floor.
Laminate flooring is held firmly attached to the sub floor through the application of a special adhesive, this adhesive or floor glue is applied to the bottom of the laminate floorboard, which is then attached to the padding or the sub floor.
There are some very good DIY installation guides for laminate flooring on the internet, but if you don’t feel too confident in your handyman skills, don’t risk it and get a flooring specialist to do the installation for you.
One major advantage of laminate flooring over other flooring choices, besides its price, is its high durability and its ability to withstand some serious use and abuse. Laminate is made of HDF boards pressed and held together by special resins.
The top layer of laminate floors is extra hard and resilient, able to withstand some serious blows and bangs. Laminate flooring requires very little maintenance, but only if actually damaged.