Laminate, though highly noted for its ability to replicate some of the finest in natural flooring materials, offers so much more than stunning good looks. Sure, you can choose from appearances of a variety of stone, solid hardwood, and porcelain tile, but what about durability? The good news is, these floors were created to withstand some of the highest in-house traffic and still look great doing it.
Featuring a very stable construction, this floor covering stands up to high foot traffic, children’s activities, and rambunctious pets, all without sacrificing that great look. It’s not only resistant to stains, scuffs, scratches, and fading, but it also helps to create a very stable surface to walk and stand on. For even more comfort and resilience, be sure to ask about adding an underlayment, which removes much of the unwanted “hollow” sound and offers a more comfortable surface.
Laminate also comes with a water-resistant option, making placement in bathrooms and kitchens a much safer decision. While not entirely impervious to water, the resistance does give you more time to clean up spills and splashes.
Installation is often simplified by choosing this material, as it’s easy to put down and can be placed over a variety of subfloors. Little preparation is needed, and you’re left with an amazing floor you can walk on immediately.