Low Cost, High Quality: The Benefits of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is becoming one of the most popular options available for homeowners, and for good reason. In this blog post, we examine the many benefits of laminate flooring for your home.
As more technologies emerge and more options appear, homeowners get an increasingly varied away of choices in the way of flooring for their home. This doesn’t just mean more options to fit any style; it means more options for any budget, as well. Among these widely popular, budget-friendly options is laminate tile, which has taken the world of flooring by storm. More and more buyers are choosing to install laminate flooring throughout their homes, and for good reason. In this blog post, we’re going over some of the key benefits of laminate flooring. Check them out below.
Of course, one of the most attractive aspects of laminate flooring is its relative cost-effectiveness. Creating laminate flooring costs much less than, say, sourcing hardwood or natural stone, allowing suppliers to produce high-quality tiles for a fraction of the price of other materials. And trust us – the difference is significant: hardwood flooring, for example, starts at $8 per square foot on the low end, while laminate flooring can cost as little as $3 per square foot.
Another vastly appealing feature of laminate flooring is that its affordability doesn’t mean homebuyers have to sacrifice visual appeal. Laminate floors are made with the use of a high-definition printer to produce an extremely detailed, high-resolution image to replicate virtually any material. With thousands of finishes, looks, and images to choose from, laminate flooring options can be made to fit any style or personal preference.
Whether you’re working with a professional (which we highly recommend) or taking on the challenge of installing your laminate floors yourself, it’s important to note how much relatively easier laminate floors are to install than their pricier natural counterparts. Because every sheet of laminate flooring is the same size, finish, and texture it becomes a much simpler process than it would be with more temperamental materials like hardwood or stone. This will make personal installations more manageable and professional installations much faster, allowing homeowners to enjoy their beautiful new floors without any headaches.
The easiness of laminate flooring doesn’t end with its installation; in fact, this material is highly regarded for being extremely easy to maintain. Because laminate is water-resistant, it will not warp due to spills and splashes over time. It can also be cleaned with an array of solutions without withstanding any damage or discoloration. This means that keeping your laminate floors looking as good as new is as easy as a few sweeps of a Swiffer.
One of the most common questions about budget-friendly flooring options like laminate is whether they’ll actually last, or whether they’ll end up costing homeowners more in the long run on replacements and repairs. Luckily, durability is one of the biggest benefits of laminate flooring. Not only do laminate manufacturers offer warranties to customers, but laminate flooring is also highly durable, able to withstand daily wear and tear for decades.
The numerous benefits of laminate flooring make it easy to see why this material is among the most popular among homeowners. To learn more about laminate flooring and take a look at your options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.