If you’ve ever had carpets or vinyl flooring you’ve probably had your share of stains, spills, and rips that no matter what you do, you can’t quite wash out. Or perhaps the family pet has scratched the carpet edging, or even worse – had a bathroom mishap on the children’s favorite playing area?
Your flooring nightmares can finally end! Laminate flooring was designed to stand up to the rigors and demands of a busy family household and when compared to other types of flooring solutions easily outperforms in almost every category. Here our our top reasons for selecting laminate flooring for a family household:
Laminate Flooring is Durable
Designed with a tough and durable wear layer, it is much stronger than most installed solid hardwood flooring, vinyl’s, and carpets. It stands up much better to dents and scratches that the softer surface of solid hardwood floors, and is a much better surface to install if you have heavy foot traffic, kids, or household pets. Best of all – it continues to look brand new even after years of wear and tear.
Laminate Flooring is Stain Resistant
Most laminate flooring manufacturers offer triple warranty protection against stains, fading and moisture damage for 25 years. In contrast, solid hardwood floors are susceptible to wood grain staining, fading in repeated sunlight exposure, and are not a suitable floor for areas with high moisture or humidity levels.
Easy to Lay
The popular quality brands of laminate flooring have gravitated towards a glueless click together floating floor installation process.
These floors simply need to be cut to size, clicked together, and are immediately ready to walk on or place your furniture. Most weekend do-it-yourselfers can handle this installation, but should expect to take 2 – 3 times longer than a professional installer.
Easy to Clean & Maintain
Spills and messes easily clean up with a little soap and water thanks to the hard moisture and wear resistant surface coating. No residual stain or mess will remain and your laminate floors will continue to look brand new. No more run down and tired looking floors!
Healthy Flooring Choice
With regular cleaning cycles, laminate floors can provide a much cleaner and healthier living environment when compared to carpets. Less dust, pet dander, allergens and dust mites accumulate on the surface, and the laminate surface will not hold residual stain contaminants like a carpet will. Allergists will often recommend to their patients the removal of carpets from the living space.
It’s Cost Effective
Once you consider the costs of alternate flooring solutions over a typical laminate flooring lifespan it becomes an extremely economical solution. Carpets will require 2 to 3 replacements during this time, solid hardwood floors will require refinishing 4 to 5 times, and vinyl will need to be replaced at least twice, or more depending on traffic loads.