Laminate is inspired by hardwood. It looks and feels like hardwood. So why not just purchase hardwood? While you could, laminate has quite a few benefits that we want you to be aware of first.
Laminate flooring is extremely durable. When compared to wood flooring there really is no comparison. In almost every aspect, including scratch resistance, dent resistance, water resistance, and the ability to weather well under the pressure of daily wear and tear, laminate flooring is better than its real wood counterparts. When it comes to families with small children and households with pets, there isn’t another flooring product in the industry with a better track record than laminate.
Ease of Installation
Laminate flooring is a floating floor system. It simply sits on top of your existing floor with no nailing, screwing or gluing required. This shortens installation time and gets you back on your floors sooner.
With thousands of laminates on the market to choose from, laminate is very versatile flooring. If you’re going for a farmhouse look, there are endless choices for old wood style floors. If you want a coastal look, we suggest steering towards the driftwood style laminate. Contemporary, classic, rustic look? There’s a laminate floor that will meet both your budget and your style needs. Unlike solid hardwood or engineered hardwood, laminate flooring can be installed anywhere, making it a popular choice for below, at or above grade.
Laminate has a lower price point than hardwood. If you are looking for a hardwood look on a budget, laminate is a great choice for you.