7 Reasons Laminate Flooring Is The Best Choice For Your Home
If you visit my blog often then you know that my husband and I bought a new home about a year and a half ago. It is a new-to-us home which means there are a few changes we have been working on to get the home where we want it. We have already added a room to the home and painted the entire home from top to bottom before moving in but one thing we have been looking into is replacing the floors in several of the rooms of our home. This is why I did my research and found so many reason to go with laminate flooring. Laminate flooring has come a long way and they have lots of fabulous designs to choose from and I found several that I am loving for our home. Below I am discussing 7 reasons laminate flooring is the best choice for you and your home.
In this day and age my husband and I are looking to save money and laminate flooring is where it’s at. Not only does laminate flooring look amazing but it is super affordable. When I began my flooring search I quickly realized the cost of real hardwood floors was going to eat up our budget, which is why I started looking for more affordable options. Right away I found some ‘wood like’ laminate options that look like real wood! It mimics real wood in every way… even with a hand scraped look to the laminate wood flooring to mimic real hardwood beautifully.
Easy To Install
Laminate flooring is perfection for DIY’ers like me and my husband. It comes in planks that click together easily….. almost like a puzzle. It is perfection for anyone looking to do the project themselves in comparison to installing hardwood. If you are installing real hardwood floors in your home you will need to hire a professional to install the hardwood floors because they can be affected by heat and moisture. If hardwood floors are not installed properly you can end up having issues with gaps in the floor and even bulging. This too makes laminate flooring more economical because you can do it yourself versus paying for a professional to install it.
It Looks Like Real Wood
Like I mentioned above, laminate flooring has come a long way due to technology. Laminate flooring is now embossed with an authentic hand-scraped woodgrain texture which makes it look like real hardwood flooring. You can now choose from tons of colors and gorgeous grain patterns to suite your needs too and keep in mind that there are also brands that use natural wood along with a few other key materials to make up the floors overall composition.
I absolutely love how durable laminate flooring is as well. This is a plus for anyone with kids and pets too as laminate flooring is made almost entirely of wood BUT it has a durable overlay of melamine and beautiful laminate all presses together to create an amazingly strong ‘abrassion-resitant’ surface. This means your floor will be able to take everything you and your family throw its way….think rolling office chairs, heavy furniture, stiletto heels, dropping heavy items onto the floor and even prevents cigarette burs! I absolutely love that because my laminate flor bot only looks amazing but it provides amazing durability!
Suits Any & Every Room In Your Home
Laminate flooring goes perfectly into any room in your home. You can use anywhere, even kitchens and bathrooms if you purchase a laminate flooring that are waterproof as they have an extra layer of protection. If you want or have heated flooring … you can use laminate as well! Simply install the correct sub-floor for its purpose.
Ways To Maintain
Laminate flooring is super easy to clean and maintain too due to their protective top layer. With this protective layer, dirt cannot penetrate the wood and a regular clean with your mop or dampened fiber cloth will be perfect for keeping the laminate flooring clean. there is no need for scrubbing, sanding or oiling your laminate flooring… just a quick mop or wipe down is all that is needed.
Perfect For Anyone With Allergies
Laminate flooring is perfect for anyone that suffers from allergies too. Carpets area magnet for dust, dust mites, pet hair and pathogens, BUT with laminate flooring that is not an issue. It is hard for microscopic pest and allergens to thrive and impact your health which makes laminate flooring the perfect fit for anyone suffering with allergies and/or asthma. Simply use a microfiber mop when cleaning the floor and you can keep asthma and other problems at bay.
I hope you found these tips and ideas on adding laminate flooring to your home helpful. If you have additional suggestions.. simply leave a comment below! Thank you for stopping by!
These are beautiful colors for wooden flooring. Thanks for sharing this with us.
This is a great floor choice. I like that it looks like real wood.
It is definitely the most economical and they are making laminate flooring that looks great.
Michael David Oyco
You can do this?! What? It is a genius idea not only physically but for maintenance sake as well!
Wow! This is great for house floor renovation. It looks cool and mesmerizing plus it’s easy to install. Great find, loved it!
Laminate floors are really the right solution for decorating any home. I really love them and have them in every room in my house.
I absolutely agree about the durability of Laminated flooring! Thanks for sharing this these tips!
I really couldn’t agree more, and not to mention how flexible your customization options become!
Laminate flooring can be a very popular option. They are a cheaper option so great if you are low on funds and long lasting which helps.
This is so informative, I’ll definitely remember this for the future. Thanks for sharing!
In our India home, we have laminate flooring! I absolutely agree with you 🙂 It’s affordable, easy to manage and install .
Love that and we are getting ready t install new for our new to us home 😉
I think laminate would be a great choice. We had vinyl and happy with it too.
I think that laminate flooring is indeed the best option for us! I love also that I can have a lot of colors nowadays!
A Nation of Moms
Laminate sounds like such an awesome and versatile option. I am so sick of carpeting in the house and it would be nice to make the switch.