Laminate Flooring: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy

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Laminate flooring is one of the most durable, inexpensive, and easy-to-maintain flooring options out there. However, it is best to know all the information about laminate flooring before purchasing. Just like with any flooring option, laminate has its drawbacks along with its advantages. Here are a few things you should know before purchasing laminate flooring.

Laminate Flooring: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy

  • Consider the Lifespan- Laminate flooring is considered a temporary product that will need to be replaced in the future. Unlike hardwood flooring, it can’t be refinished when it starts to get worn down. If you want your flooring to last a long time, make sure that it will hold up in the environment you are planning to install it in.
  • Rooms with Frequent Moisture- Laminate flooring is a great option for most rooms in the home, but it isn’t ideal for rooms that have high moisture and humidity levels. It is best to avoid putting laminate flooring in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and any other room or area that has high encounters with water or wet objects.
  • Sun Wear and Tear- One of the best things about laminate flooring is that it doesn’t fade from contact with sunlight nearly as much as hardwood flooring. A beautiful hardwood will fade and change a lot over the years, whereas laminate can maintain the same appearance and look great. Also, the better the warranty on your laminate flooring, the better it will stay in great condition and resist fading.

There are a lot of pros and cons of laminate flooring, and it is best to know everything before committing to it. If you are interested in having laminate flooring installed or have more questions, give us a call today at Wright’s Carpet and Flooring to find the perfect laminate flooring or to get answers to your questions.