Published on Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Hardwood versus laminate flooring has always been a debate. However, laminate flooring has many advantages!
The advantages of laminate flooring can benefit any home, but it is also important to understand the disadvantages so you can make an informed decision about choosing your new flooring.
The price! Laminate flooring is a lot cheaper when trying to cover a large amount of space. It also will keep your money in your wallet longer, because it is less likely to need replacement throughout the years. Laminate will keep its color and will not fade like hardwood, marble or carpet can.
If you have pets or children, laminate might be the best option for you because it is also resistant to stains and scratches. Laminate floors can take a beating and are very versatile. Laminate floors are also environmentally friendly!
Installation is another one of the advantages of laminate flooring. Do It Yourselfers rejoice!
Laminate flooring is a great project that doesn’t require glues, nails or sealants. Depending on where you purchase your flooring, you should be able to get professional installation to save you a headache.
Scottsdale Flooring America offers a variety of laminate flooring along with expert to guide you through your process and quick installation.
On the top of our list of advantage of laminate flooring us cleaning and maintenance. Laminate flooring can be swept or vacuumed and does not require wax or polish. This is a huge benefit for those with allergies because it’s quick to clean and will not absorb dust or allergens like a carpet floor would.
It also will not corrode or expand like hardwood when exposed to large amounts of water, so no permanent damage will occur to your floors in the case of flooding because it is easily replaced.
With the many advantages comes some disadvantages of laminate flooring. Although easy to clean, special floor cleaner formulas are needed due to water sometimes being able to seep between boards undetected.
If there is damage to your laminate, it can’t be buffed away like hardwood, the whole problem area would need to be replaced. Resale value of your home also might not be as expected with laminate floors as opposed to hardwood or tile.