One of the most important features in any room is the flooring and there are obviously pros and cons to using any material, which is why it can be hard to decide which one you should use. If you are on a restrictive budget but you still want your home to look great, then you should use laminate flooring because it is easy to lay, affordable and can offer the same look as natural wood but for a fraction of the cost.
Laminated wood floors are made from composite wood that has been pressed together at a really high temperature. An image of hardwood (and other materials) is then put on top of the composite wood to create a laminate and it is easy to find discount laminate flooring online that will be around 50% less than what it will cost you to install a hardwood floor.
However, it isn’t only the price that is appealing to home owners and here is a rundown of some of the other benefits to using laminate flooring:
Laminate flooring is often very resistant to scratches as well as general wear and tear. It is quick to install in just a few hours, compared to hardwood that needs to acclimate to its environment over a period of time. It is often resistant to UV rays, which means it won’t fade in the sun and therefore it is a great option to use in a conservatory.
- Easy to Maintain
You don’t need to paint, stain or varnish laminate flooring and it is also very easy to clean. Usually, the only things you will need to do to clean your laminate flooring is sweep or hoover to remove grit and dirt and occasionally you may need to use a damp cloth or mop to get rid of spillages.
Laminate flooring is extremely versatile and this can be hugely appealing to home owners.
It can simulate the look of any of the following materials:
- Natural stones
It can be laid in any room and is even a job that you can do by yourself if you don’t want to pay a professional to lay it for you. Some laminate flooring will need an adhesive, while others will come with an underlayment material and it should only take one or two days to lay an entire laminate floor – even if you aren’t a professional.
It is also a healthy choice to put in your home, as it is resistant to the growth of bacteria and mould, and you can make it even healthier by treating it with a special allergen resistant coating.
Laminate flooring is not only the most affordable option for homeowners but it is also an attractive way to decorate a property. It works well in any room, is easy to clean, maintain and install, and is perfect for anyone looking to decorate a home on a budget.