Why Choose Laminate Flooring

flooringToday, homeowners have a wide variety of flooring options to choose from. The right choice of flooring depends on a number of factors like your home decor, lifestyle and budget.
Laminate is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product that can be made to simulate wood or stone. Its low cost and durability has made it a popular choice for among Australian homeowners.
In order to decide whether laminate is the right choice for you, here’s everything you need to know:
Design
Laminate flooring became extremely popular in the late 80’s due to its flexible design options. Laminate flooring is typically made from high-density fibre or wood particles, with a laminate overlay that is designed to look like wood or stone. Today, Laminate flooring and countertops have improved so much that it’s hard to distinguish them from engineered wood.
Laminate comes in a variety of timber colours and designs – from the richness of old grey oak, ebony and mocha through to the fresh lift of lime-washed creams. There is a laminate to suit any design palette you’re working with, and if timber isn’t your thing, laminate comes in a variety of other styles, patterns and designs too.
Durability
Modern laminate flooring is able to withstand heavy use without damaging the surface. Made with a very high quality coating, laminate flooring is very hard and scratch resistant. The product is made by using pressure and heat to bond four layers of material that form a durable, strong and moisture-resistant surface. A clear, hard layer is then placed on top, giving the laminate floor its durable finish. This top layer is scratch resistant and hardy enough to withstand the demands of everyday life.
Installation and maintenance
Laminate is simple and affordable to install. Manufacturers have even come up with innovative ways to install laminate flooring that require minimal DIY skills. With click together systems and easy to handle lengths, the basics of laying laminate flooring are easy to learn.
Not only is laminate flooring simple to install, it is also easy to clean. Its stain resistance makes it ideal for all areas of the home, unlike its timber counterpart. Simply mop, sweep or vacuum for a clean floor that looks as good as new.
Price
With state of the art material and the latest instillation techniques, laminate flooring can be the perfect way to achieve the natural wood or stone look for a fraction of the price. Prices range from $1.50 per sq. ft. to $10 per sq. ft. so make sure you shop around before you buy.
Laminate floors offer value as not only do they look like the real thing, but they also offer added durability and resistance to everyday wear and tear. Laminate is appropriate for nearly every space in the home, including moist or damp areas like bathrooms and basements, where solid hardwood is not recommended.  High quality laminate floors offer a huge selection of wood laminate and stone laminate looks to choose from and the options are endless. For a full range of laminate flooring options visit a flooring specialist near you.

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