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Types of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is made up of multiple layers adhered to a solid composite material that usually comes in click together planks. (These days there are some laminate tile options available as well.) There's something about quality laminate floors that make them feel more expensive than other types of similarly priced flooring. In addition to their affordability, laminate floors offer a variety of benefits, including: ease of cleaning, some water resistance, multiple brandnames and beautiful classic designs. Many hardwoods and other materials can be simulated in laminate at a far lower cost than hardwoods.
Things to Consider with Laminate
Laminate flooring shines when it comes to style. Today laminates can be purchased that replicate nearly any hardwood at a lower cost. For example, if you want to have a large floor covered in cherry or oak in your Kennewick, Pasco or Richland home, but the cost of hardwoods is outside of the budget, laminates provide a great alternative.
Like many flooring options laminate quality varies greatly. Some options include foam backing which can make floors both more comfortable and reduce sound impacts. DiYers should use caution because while laminate can be easier to install than other options the "click together" edges can be easily damaged before and during installation. The flooring experts at the Flooring Formula can help you choose the quality laminate flooring option that best fits your home here in the TriCities region.
There was a time in the not to distant past that laminates were discouraged as a top flooring choice in locations with the potential for moisture. Those times are changing. Today many laminates are "water resistant," and while they may not provide the same moisture protection as sheet vinyl or other "water proof" installs, laminates can now be installed in bathrooms and kitchens with confidence assuming the correct quality laminate is installed. If you have any questions or if you'd like your laminate choices to be installed by the experts give the Flooring Formula a call today.