Laminate floors are a popular choice with Medina homeowners because of their affordability and versatility. You can achieve the look of nearly any hardwood with laminate, and save a chunk of change by doing so. But it is still a good idea to talk to the Floor Coverings International Medina experts before committing to one type of flooring. If you are considering installing laminate floors, here are some factors to consider:
About Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring comes in many styles, but every single type of laminate flooring has the same basic construction. The bulk of laminate flooring is typically a material that is stable and economical, such as wood chip composite. An image of the desired flooring type is then pressed onto the surface of the material and protected by a coat of lamination that gives the flooring its name. Because of this, laminate flooring can be made to look like nearly any material, including a wide variety of hardwoods. But perhaps the greatest advantage to laminate is that it is much more affordable than real hardwood. This makes it a great choice for any homeowner on a tight budget.
The one downside of laminate flooring is that it isn’t as resilient as true hardwood. Over time, the protective layer may be worn down by foot traffic or exposure to dirt and debris, and the planks themselves can be damaged by long-term exposure to moisture. Sweep or vacuum your laminate floors daily to keep them clean and maintained. Rugs and runners can also help to protect your floors in high-use areas where furniture is often moved, such as dining rooms.
Call Floor Coverings International Medina to explore our full selection of laminate flooring options. Our experts will work with you to answer your questions and help you find the perfect floor for your Medina home. We even offer free consultations and estimates!
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