Laminate Floors

Laminate floors are both an affordable and beautiful flooring option.

laminate floors

When looking for a solid surface flooring for your home or office, laminate floors can be both an affordable and beautiful option. Laminate floors are usually chosen by many homeowners because they are easy to maintain, eco-friendly and durable. One of their main advantages is that they provide the same classic and beautiful look like hardwood floors but at a lower price.  They are also surprisingly versatile; many people are surprised at the sheer number of shades, styles, and colors of laminate that are available, which helps ensure that the new flooring does not clash with the existing style of your home.

Laminates: The Installation Process 

Some homeowners may be uncertain about this type of flooring because they are unaware of how easy the installation process is when compared to other types of flooring. Laminate flooring is made to “snap and click” quickly and easily into place over nearly any kind of surface. There is no need for specialized equipment, padding, or glues. Your floor will be installed very quickly, minimizing the chaos of renovation and allowing you to get to the important part, enjoying your new space. It is important that the laminate gets placed in the room it will be installed ahead of time to allow the material to acclimate to the temperature. Do not forget to hold onto excess laminate for future repairs and to apply sealant, baseboards, and shoe molding to suit your specific room needs. 

Easy Maintenance

If you live in an active household, this type of floor will be a great fit for you and your family. This is because laminate is highly resistant to dirt and dust, and is optimally designed to withstand many people walking on it. They come with a protective coating which will repel common "oops" and spills, and will not stain. All you need to do to keep laminate floors looking great is the occasional sweep and vacuum to remove dust and other particles. Laminates are also resistant to color fading, treated to withstand mold, and are scratch resistant.  

For any questions related to laminates, installation costs or if you simply want to explore more flooring options for your home, visit Newport Floor Covering today.