If you’re wondering if laminate flooring is the right option for your home, you may be surprised to learn that today’s laminate is a great product that is durable, stylish and affordable. Today’s modern manufacturing techniques have revived a once popular flooring option that for a while was overtaken by vinyl. Need some convincing, here are some facts you should know.
Laminate flooring is made up of four layers. The bottom is for structural stability which is great on concrete slabs. On top of that is a fiberboard that aids in impact resistance and stability. Next is the design layer that mimics natural stone, tile or even wood. On top is the protective layer which helps your flooring look great for years to come. Quality brands have UV protection in the top layer so that it resists fading. If you have small children or pets, laminate will resist scratches better than any hardwood, no matter how hard or which finishing process us used.
You may think of laminate as only imitation wood flooring. Because of today’s technology, you can find laminate that mimics just about any type of flooring. From the most expensive hardwood to gorgeous natural stone or unique tile. And because of advancements in manufacturing, it’s harder than ever for a layperson to know if it’s hardwood, real tile or laminate flooring.
Whereas hardwood flooring can cost anywhere from ten to twenty dollars a square foot including installation, you can find quality laminate for much less. Although costs can be as low as three dollars a square foot, you’ll be happier with a product that’s a bit more as it will look better and have a better warranty. Depending on the quality laminate flooring you choose, it could last 15 – 25 years.
Authentic Hardwood Flooring Can Help
We sell and install quality brands of hardwood flooring and laminate flooring. We can help you decide the right flooring for your home, lifestyle and budget. Because we use only the best manufacturers, you can be confident that you’ll love your new floors for years to come. Call us today at (727) 786-6330 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation.