Benefits of Laminate Flooring

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Laminate flooring is very durable and hardy and is easy to care for and maintain which has emerged as one of the most popular flooring options for homes around Australia.

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Laminate flooring has emerged as one of the most popular flooring options for homes around Australia. Laminate flooring is so highly regarded because it is easy to install, is affordable and comes in a variety of styles, many of which give the appearance of more expensive materials.

Value benefits of laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is certainly a great choice for the budget-conscious. To make laminate flooring, layered wood panels are finished with a printed design and a tough coating. It is much more cost-effective to produce and purchase than hardwood flooring and is typically much more budget-friendly to have installed. These panels of flooring can be placed together using click and lock systems and nails and glue are not required around the edges, which saves time.

The versatility of laminate flooring

The top layer of laminate is printed and can be produced to have a very realistic appearance that looks similar to natural materials like wood or stone. Depending on the style and ambience of the room where it is used, you may choose a dark and rich colour, or something lighter and more organic. Different panels can be used to achieve contrasting or patterned looks. Most laminate flooring is smooth, but some options have a textured finish.

Maintenance benefits of laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is very durable and hardy and is easy to care for and maintain. It can be simply and quickly cleaned using a broom, soft vacuum or a damp mop. Chemical polish and wax are not required and will only damage the surface if they contain abrasive elements. Too much moisture can cause problems, so it is best not to use laminate flooring in bathrooms, laundries or other wet areas. Make sure to clean up any spills on kitchen laminate flooring promptly. 

How to choose laminate flooring

The lifespan of your laminate flooring will depend on the amount of foot traffic. Laminate flooring can’t be restored or refinished and not all laminate flooring products are made equal. Cost-effective products may wear out more quickly when compared to higher-end products, which often have extended warranties.

We know all about laminate flooring and help you select a product that works for your home and budget. Whether you’re looking to purchase new flooring, have questions about your existing flooring or are looking for specific maintenance information for your laminate flooring, reach out to your local Floorworld store. For more information visit www.floorworld.com.au or visit your local Floorworld retailer.