Laminate flooring is popular due to looks and cost

Laminate flooring has grown in popularity over the years since it looks great and is cheaper than hardwood.  If you want to know more about laminate flooring, you should speak to the team at Mr Hardwood.

Laminate is also durable and can handle traffic well. You don’t have to worry about kids and pets as it is a type of flooring that can stand up to heavy traffic .  As a flooring option laminate is flexible and versatile and can be used anywhere in your home. Laminate is also available in different styles and designs and can imitate the look of hardwood, stone or tile. This way you get the benefit of the beauty of hardwood at lower cost and with less maintenance.

Laminate planks are shorter than hardwood planks and therefore easier to work with. You can also get laminate tiles in different sizes and this type of flooring if often referred to as floating wood tile. Laminate flooring is synthetics and consists of a melamine resin and fiber board materials.

Many people choose laminate as a preferred flooring option since it is easier to install and maintain and costs less than most other types flooring materials.

Although laminate does offer some super benefits there are some drawback as well. Laminate floors have a single wear layer and cannot be refinished. If individual planks or tiles get damaged they will need to be replaced.

Even though laminate can simulate the look of hardwood it cannot simulate the feel.  Laminate is harder and less giving under foot. The lifespan of laminate will depend on the quality of materials and the thickness of the wear layer. If you decide on laminate as a flooring option it will be best to deal with a reputable contractor such as Mr Hardwood. That way you know that superior materials are used and that your floor will be sound.