Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Guest Post: Why More People are Now Choosing Laminate Flooring


Once upon a time, laminate flooring choices where somewhat hideous and very easily damaged. Nowadays, however, laminate flooring standards have drastically improved, providing home owners with a fantastic, cost effective solution when building their new house. Laminate floors are particularly useful for high areas of foot traffic.

While you may not choose to install laminate flooring in your bedroom, many other areas of the house will greatly benefit for using laminate. When used in hallways, bathrooms, kitchens and living areas, laminate flooring is easy to clean and extremely durable. This style of flooring also comes in a range of different colours, designs and textures, making it a great choice for people who are colour coordinating rooms or livings areas.

When you are looking at home and land packages and building your new home, talk to your builder about laminate flooring as a viable option.


Types of Laminate Flooring

There are a number of different types of laminate flooring available on the market, include various instillation types and surface types. Installation types include glue-less click styles, glued laminate and pre-glued options. The most common type of laminate flooring is the glue-less click style, primarily due to its ease of installation. When it comes to surface types for laminate flooring, home owners have the luxury of a wide range of choices, from smooth and embossed or textured, through to distressed or hand scraped.


Smooth style, imitation timber floors are the perfect solution for families wanting traditional timber floors, without the hassle of the continuous maintenance which is required. Many companies will also provide you with the option of choosing between low, medium and high gloss finishes. Laminate flooring is incredibly easy to clean and provides a more sleek and sophisticated look, than that achieved with tiling.


Installation

In comparison to many other flooring alternatives, laminate flooring is extremely easy to install. As previously mentioned, the Glue-less click style of laminate flooring is most commonly used, mainly due to its ease of installation. This form of laminate flooring installation requires little time, as each panel is simply connected by a premade groove that aligns and clicks together with the next panel.




Price

Building a brand new house can very expensive; however, you never want to compromise quality for a cheaper price. Laminate flooring costs only a fraction of the price of many other flooring styles, include hardwood timber floors, carpet and tiling. While the price of laminate flooring is considerably cheap, the end result is still of quality standards, providing home owners with a durable and stylish design.



More people are now opting to install laminate flooring in their homes, due the endless advantages that it provides. Cost effective, stylish and durable – it is easy to see why laminate flooring is now one of the most popular choices amongst home owners.

11 comments:

  1. Good post but I will not have laminate again. We have ceramic tile and love it!!!

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  2. My friend just did there floors with this. It looked beautiful!!!

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  3. We renovated our basement last fall and used laminate that looks just like hardwood floor and it looks awesome! I had fun doing it until it started taking forever and then I was sick of it!!! lol But seriously, it is super easy to install and goes fast... If you chose a good quality laminate (and they do have some at great affordable prices) then you can pull off something really nice and chic looking!

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  4. Wow, glueless?! That sounds like something even I could do.. My grandma needs new flooring - I may do something like that for her for Christmas as a surprise :)

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  5. We have laminate flooring and love it!!! Thanks for sharing this great post!

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  6. I think we have tried just about every type of flooring out there. I love your informative posts. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. I like ceramic tile, but love the look of the hard wood flooring.

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  9. According to mine knowledge its look more beautiful and and also strong as compare to others.....

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  10. Well, laminate floors are easy to maintain. As these floors are good for traffic areas I have installed them in my office. I do not found any complain about laminate floors in these 2 years.

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  11. Laminate flooring is gaining popularity day by day. Therefore, after wood flooring, people are choosing laminate floors for their house. Here, we have found different types of laminate flooring, which are cost effective and good in quality. Apart from home, we are also using laminate flooring in different types of sports surface.
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