Laminate flooring is an amazing investment for all intents and purposes. Firstly, it is less expensive compared to hardwood flooring, but offers the same kind of comfort. Secondly, laminate flooring is so versatile, you can almost get them in any shade of your choice to match your interiors and personal style. And thirdly, laminates are easy to install and maintain, as opposed to hardwood flooring. Although laminates are quite popular among homeowners, they also have their fair share of criticism and misunderstood myths surrounding them. If you are a homemaker who is confused by commonly heard myths around laminate flooring, here is the truth behind them.
Laminate looks like hardwood
Although previous laminate flooring designs were meant to resemble hardwood, the trend has changed over time. Today, laminate flooring is not only available in hardwood type designs, but can also be designed to resemble several other types of flooring. Some of the most popular types of laminate flooring are one that resembles marble, ceramic and stone. Homeowners can use these versatile designs of the laminate floor to create a unique appeal to their home. If you are thinking about laminate flooring but do not essentially want the hardwood-like look, you can opt for some other finishes.
Laminate flooring is prone to damage
This is one of the most common myths surrounding laminate floors. Laminate flooring is prone to damage but not more than any other kind of flooring that is not maintained and cared for. With proper maintenance and care, laminate can offer good value to a homeowner. Laminates are typically composed of four layers and are quite sturdy and easy to maintain. They can be used in versatile ways for any kind of room like the kitchen, entryways, bathrooms, living rooms; anywhere you are likely to experience high-traffic.
Laminate cleaning woes
Another completely misunderstood fact about laminate is that it requires a lot of effort to clean. Quite the contrary, laminate flooring is, in fact, one of the easiest and simplest types of flooring when it comes to cleaning. All you need to do is to dust, mop or vacuum the floor once in a while to get rid of dirt and dust and your laminate flooring is maintained. Just make sure that you do not leave large puddles of water for a long time on the floor as it can damage the surface causing staining.
If you need more information on laminate flooring or want to consider the installation of laminate flooring for your home, contact Paradigm Surfaces Inc. today!