Wood is a very interesting flooring option, which is why it is such a popular choice. Wood floors are also perfect in every room in the house, so you’re not limited in terms of where you can lay it. For many, having hardwood floors is simply too expensive, so they will have to look for cheaper alternatives. Alternatives to flooring such as carpet and linoleum seem rarely as close as those of the wooden floor, but the cost often means that there are few options. If you still want a wooden floor effect, you can choose a laminate wooden floor that is realistic and very convenient.
Just like the real thing
The laminate option not only looks like the real thing, but also shares some of the other advantages. Surface cleaning is very simple and usually requires little more than sweeping. The surface is waterproof and stain resistant, so you don’t have to worry about liquids spoiling the surface effect. Another advantage is that, unlike the wooden floor, it is very difficult to scratch the surface, which means that it remains in excellent condition longer. Like wood, laminate flooring is ideal for young families with children and pets because, unlike rugs, it is wear-resistant and will not quickly become dirty and worn.
How does it work
The realistic effect of wood is obtained by having a photographic image of a real wooden floor, which is then reinforced so that it can resist use as a floor. In some cases the images are so realistic that it can be very difficult to distinguish them from reality. Also, since the floor is made up of images, it means that you are limited only in your imagination. By mixing and combining different styles of laminate wood floors you can customize your floor to get exactly the effect you are looking for.
You don’t have to be a skilled carpenter to install your floors, but it’s all very easy for you. You don’t even need to use glue or nails as the interlocking pieces help ensure that the floor is securely in place. Plus, having something that’s so easy to install means you can have it in any room in the house you want. The benefits that flooring gives you mean that it can also be used in circumstances where other types of flooring would simply perish. To be used in environments such as the kitchen and bathroom, for example, the materials must have elastic qualities and the laminate floor offers just that. With such a beautiful appearance, flexibility and longevity it is not surprising that many people are turning to laminate as an option to floor their homes.
by Glenn Farrier