Today, laminate flooring can simulate the look of dozens of different natural hardwood materials. Laminate wood flooring offers a number of advantages over solid wood surfaces. Laminate floors are often laid over a cushioned substrate which provides a little give under foot. This makes laminate flooring easier on the joints than solid hardwood for people who are on their feet all day.
Natural hardwood flooring comes in planks that are 8 or 10 feet in length, and sometimes even longer. By contrast laminate planks that simulate hardwood are sold in convenient 4 foot strips. They are also available in tile form in varying sizes.
Current laminate flooring can simulate the look of dozens of different natural hardwood materials. With the exception of carpet, laminate flooring can be installed over almost any existing floor in the home.
As long as a moisture barrier is in place and water prevention measures are taken it can also be installed at any grade. This removes the hassle and expense of having to remove old flooring installations before installing new laminate materials.
Resistance to the Elements
Laminate flooring is resistant to many of the outdoor agents that can discolor other flooring materials. The wear layer protects it from stains and smudges due to dirt and mud making it a great material for hallways and entryways. It also resists fading from UV light exposure making it a good choice for active families.
The wear layer of a laminate floor protects the material from stains and some spills making cleaning and maintenance relatively easy. Typically the only regular requirement is sweeping or vacuuming of the floor to remove grit and dirt which can slowly erode the floors wear layer over time.
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