Laminate Flooring Pros and Cons
Laminate flooring has become more and more popular over the years. While it’s a popular flooring option, whether or not it’s the right flooring for you all depends on your lifestyle and preferences. Read on to see how we break down the pros and cons of laminate flooring:
Easy to install
Instead of gluing or nailing down planks, laminate flooring can simply be clicked and locked together. Of course, this is only possible if the subfloor it’s installed on is perfectly clean and flat.
Laminate flooring can imitate virtually any flooring material. Whether you prefer wood or tile flooring, laminate flooring can imitate it perfectly. You can choose any type of wood or tile that suits your taste, and it can be turned into beautiful hardwood flooring.
Laminate flooring tends to cost between $4.50-$5.00 per square foot. This much more affordable than some of the flooring options laminate flooring imitates. For example, real hardwood and natural stone tiles are much more expensive when compared to laminate flooring.
Easy to maintain
Laminate flooring has a multi-layered composition. This helps with moisture resistance, which means that you don’t have to worry about moisture penetration when cleaning. You can use a damp mop and broom to clean the surface and keep your flooring looking as good as new.
Laminate flooring isn’t real hardwood, so it doesn’t look exactly like real hardwood. However, thanks to the advancement of technology, laminate flooring is pretty good at imitating many different flooring options. It all depends on whether you are particular about having the real flooring material or not.
Like all flooring materials, laminate flooring will wear down over time. Most laminate flooring options come with a warranty of at least 10 years, so you can expect it to last at least that long with proper care and maintenance.
One of the biggest disadvantages of laminate flooring is moisture-related damage if it’s exposed to moisture for an extended period of time. That’s why it’s said not to have laminate flooring installed in areas like laundry rooms or bathrooms. However, laminate flooring is great for kitchen flooring. Ultimately, as long as you can wipe up spills as soon as possible, you should be fine with laminate flooring.
Lower return on investment
Since laminate flooring is not the real flooring material it imitates. Since real hardwood and natural stone tile add considerable value to a home’s resale value, laminate won’t add nearly as much.
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