After 50 years of prosperity, laminate’s popularity is only increasing. This is thanks to its many practical properties that suit everyone regardless of your household situation. But like anything, it has its limitations too. Here’s our guide to laminate flooring and should tell you everything you need to know before you go in and buy it.
It’s no secret that laminate has impressive durability and will last for many years after it has been installed, making it perfect for those room that see high foot traffic such as the kitchen or living room. It is also resistant to stains, scratches and water, good for rooms that see exposure to these – but remember not too much! However, if a scratch does appear on laminate it’s likely that it won’t come off, so the only solution is to replace the entire floor. So, despite laminate having impressive durability, it is worth considering this when you’re deciding on where to lay it.
One of the best things about laminate is that it is so affordable, not many of us can say no to that! This makes it ideal for families, or first-time buyers who need a cheap fix but without having to sacrifice style and durability. However, it is worth spending a bit extra on good quality laminate as like anything the more the pay generally things last longer!
Practicality and Maintenance
Perhaps one of the best qualities of laminate. The best thing is that laminate is really easy to keep clean, with only a sweep and a mop a few times a week necessary.
Although it’s not true that laminate looks better than natural products such as wood and stone, but laminate is certainly a good contender. It replicates natural products so well that it’s almost impossible to tell them apart. Coming in so many designs, you can pick exactly what colour, texture and appearance you want whether that be stone or wood. All these features, without the expensive price!