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A Look At The Various Benefits Of Installing Laminate Floors In Your House

By Allison Lambert

Laminate floors provide an affordable and easy to install alternative to other expensive flooring types. Because of this, it’s no wonder why they’re preferred by many builders, interior designers and homeowners these days. They’re designed to last for a long time, and maintenance is a breeze.

These flooring products are designed to imitate something expensive. However, they’re sold at a fraction of the cost. And this is perhaps what makes them appealing to many, especially homeowners on a budget. For instance, a home can now have the benefit of having an elegant-looking maple floor, without breaking the budget of the owner for the purchase and installation of the real deal.

When it comes to installation, the handyman in you can set them up with the smallest amount of effort. They come in strips, planks or squares that often snap together like a puzzle. Although there are also styles which require nails or glues, they can be easily installed just the same. But if you have no time setting up your own floor, the store where you purchased them can always recommend a professional.

Thanks to advancements in manufacturing technology, more hard-wearing types of this flooring are available. Basically, a single piece is composed of four layers. The top layer is a hard and clear finish to provide protection. The second layer is the image of the material it replicates. The next layer is the core, providing the image a sturdy backing. The last layer is a barrier that helps resist moisture.

Another huge advantage this flooring has is its versatility. Installation of hardwood type of floor in the kitchen or where there’s high moisture content is a no-no. But laminate ones enable you to achieve that elegant look where hardwood flooring isn’t recommendable. Additionally, they’re also suitable in areas with high traffic.

Keeping them in great shape is also a breeze. It only takes some simple steps to see to it they can be of service for many years to come. Regular cleaning requires only sweeping with a broom or wiping with a dry cloth. It’s also fine to use the vacuum, attaching a soft brush to the nozzle. Refrain from using water, harsh detergents and other chemical cleaners. Stains can be removed with acetone, then follow with a wipe of a damp cloth.

There are manufacturers that even use recycled materials to create laminate floors. Such will surely get the nods of eco-conscious homeowners. But whether or not they’re recycled, they offer an affordable and practical alternative to other flooring types. They can be installed easily, and can last for years when maintained properly.

Allison suggests checking this resource for more information about laminate floors, and this one for lots of Laminate Floor Facts.

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