Giving your home a makeover isn’t always easy, or cheap for that matter. One of the main things you need to consider, that often gets overlooked, is the floor.
This should be one of the first things you take care of, mainly because it’s the very foundation of the house and isn’t cheap either! For this reason it is understandable that you expect something to last, be practical and of course look nice. So, why not to think about laminate flooring as one of the options? Here are four reasons why we highly recommend laminate floors.
If installed and maintained properly, laminate flooring can last up to 20 years! This is mostly thanks to it being man-made and also due to the way that it is constructed. Laminate flooring consists of four layers. The backing which protects the floor from any excess moisture, the core which gives stability to the floor when people are walking on it, the image which imitates the wood look and on the top a protective layer.
Another great feature is that unlike real wood, laminate flooring stands quite well temperature fluctuations and will not contract or expand like its hardwood counterpart.
Family and pet friendly
As we were saying, laminate flooring is highly durable and among its features, this floor is waterproof and highly resistant to scratches. This is perfect if you have little ones running around, you won’t need to worry about any spillage they could cause, as long as it is wiped up as soon as possible it shouldn’t pose any damage to your floor.
And if you have a furry friend at home, laminate floor will be your new best friend as it stands very well scratches. As a plus, laminate floor doesn’t collect dust like carpets, making them not only hygienic but a really great alternative to anyone who suffers from allergies.
After a long day at work we’re confident that you’d much rather spend your time with loved ones as oppose to cleaning floors. This is the third reason you will love laminate floor. It is really easy to take care of, you just need to regularly sweeping and a weekly mop with warm water. If you want to vacuum you only need to do it from time to time, as we were saying, this floor doesn’t collect dust which makes it very hygienic.
Laminate flooring is popular because it can replicate pretty much any surface. Which means, should you choose an imitation of wood, laminate is able to mimic many different types of wood. For example; oak, walnut or acacia – plus many more! It also comes in a wide variety of shades. This makes the laminate floor very versatile and can be used in different rooms in the house.
It is a good solution if you are making changes in more than one room, because you can use the same floor in different versions. So if you are on a tight budget, not only can you make savings by using laminate instead of hardwood, you can also replace tiles too!
So there you have it, some of the reasons that we think you will love laminate floors just as much as we do!