Laminate is still a great option for active households. You may even see what appears to be hardwood or tile, only to find out later that it’s vinyl or laminate.
Simply, laminate has an amazing balance of features to price.
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Laminate is a Chameleon
Laminate flooring today is able to imitate almost any material, meaning you can surely get the aesthetic you want. Whether you like the look of hardwood planks or stone tiles ,laminate can create it. This is wonderful because other flooring types can be susceptible to water damage and laminate is highly moisture resistant. Properly installed laminate that isn’t left with standing water on it will be in great condition for the life of your floors.
If you have health concerns, you may want to avoid the dust-trapping properties of carpet or the glues that come with some floorings. Snap-together laminate flooring eliminates the need for VOC-releasing glues, and creates a smooth, easy to clean surface. Some brands even incorporate a antimicrobial resin into their laminate flooring tiles, to help keep your home free of mold or mildew.
For those with joint issues or wanting to reduce the jarring strike of walking on a hard floor, laminate’s springy underlayment makes walking on it a pleasure. And easy on your body!
Convenience of Laminate Flooring Install
Laminate tiles or planks are good candidates for installation over most existing flooring, with the exception of carpet. This eliminates the need for tear-out. This is because snap-together laminate flooring is installed over a thin foam cushion underlayment that can be placed directly over other hard floors.
Older types of laminate flooring required you to glue pieces to each other. Today’s types of laminate flooring have a click/lock or fold/lock design that allows planks to fit together like puzzle pieces. This also means that laminate flooring install can be happen in a very short time.
Unlike wood, which can dent, laminate flooring is almost impervious to dents and scratches. Laminate flooring also has a “wear layer” that protects the visible layer underneath, so it continues to look great for years. Although laminate doesn’t stain readily, you can easily buff a stain out if needed.
If you want to explore the laminate flooring choices, good news! Dublin Carpet has a wealth of options and can help you decide which is best for your needs. We can connect you both with the floor materials of your choice, and with your laminate flooring install.