Today we will spend some time talking about one of the most common flooring used in the households: Laminate Flooring.
Laminate flooring is basically multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. You can find laminate flooring in many different wood variations and it is made mainly for light domestic use. Installation is very much easier, new innovations in the manufacture of this material have made it so you do not even need to use adhesive. Doesn’t require much maintenance and the cost? Much lesser than hardwood flooring. However, before you make your decision, there are some limitations you ought to know about laminate flooring.
It is important to keep your floors clean as sand and small particles may leave scratch marks on your laminate flooring. Another problem is that water spillage over a long period of time may cause your floor to warp. Here’s a consolation: many laminate floor suppliers have countered this with the introduction of a water resistant range. One final limitation is the sound and unnatural feel of laminate floor. When you walk on a laminate floor it produces a hollow sound that makes the material feel fake and manufactured. While embossing can provide a textural surface for laminates, the material itself has a man-made feel that makes it obvious that this is not a natural floor surface.
Now that you know the pros and cons of laminate flooring, we hope you can make your flooring decisions more confidently!