Laminate flooring comes in an extensive range of styles, colors, patterns, and textures, allowing you to achieve the look of hardwood, tile, stone, or other materials without the associated costs. No matter what your style or vision is, there are options out there for you to choose from and find exactly what you are looking for. This versatility enables you to match your flooring with your desired interior design and décor that you have.
Laminate flooring is generally more budget-friendly compared to hardwood, stone, or tile flooring, making it an excellent option for those looking to achieve a high-end look without breaking the bank. It is a fraction of the cost that comes with purchasing other types of flooring, not to mention that the labor costs are typically lower for laminate flooring installs compared to other flooring. This gives you more buying power with the money you have budgeted for the project in order to achieve the look you really want.
Laminate flooring is highly durable and resistant to scratches, fading, and stains. Its top wear layer acts as a protective barrier against everyday wear and tear, making it suitable for high-traffic areas of your home. Laminate flooring is meant to be durable with pets, children, and natural wear and tear in a home. There are different tiers of laminate flooring so if you know that you are hard on flooring, you can pay a little more for a higher-quality laminate flooring.
Keeping laminate flooring looking its best requires minimal effort. Regular sweeping or vacuuming, along with occasional damp mopping, is usually sufficient to maintain its appearance. Unlike some other flooring options such as hardwood, you will not have to do any restaining or sealing throughout the life of the laminate flooring. With proper installation and regular cleaning, your laminate flooring shouldn't require much maintenance. If you have pets in the home, it is much easier to clean up pet hair and dander compared to carpet.
Many laminate flooring options come with moisture-resistant properties, making them suitable for areas prone to moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Obviously, it is still best to avoid having water sit on your flooring, but it is more resistant to moisture than other flooring. Not to mention when there is a spill, it can be easier to clean up with just a towel to soak up the moisture with no concern about it seeping into the flooring.
No matter how careful you are, things happen, and your flooring may get damaged. In the event of damage to a single plank, laminate flooring allows for individual plank replacement without having to remove the entire floor, making repairs easier for those that come to fix it. Also making it cost-effective for you when parts of the flooring have to be replaced.