What Should You Consider When Buying Laminate Flooring

December 12, 2022 2 min read

What Should You Consider When Buying Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring has several benefits homeowners can capitalize on to improve their home’s quality, look, and feel. Laminate flooring is pre-finished and one of the cheaper flooring options you’ll find.

It offers durability, layered texture and protection against wear and tear as well as moisture and pet accidents, among other things. It’s a tailor-made floor type for any indoor space and can make your home more valuable. When you consider buying laminate flooring, here are a few things to keep in mind as you look to install it in your home.

Consider How Laminate Floors Handle Wear and Tear, Among Other Things

Unlike some wood floors, laminate floors react positively to wear and tear. Depending on the quality of laminate flooring you pick, you’re likely to get a floor that is highly resistant to mess, damage and constant foot traffic within your home. 

The cores in laminate flooring are less reactive to humidity extremes than solid wood flooring. It’s not ideal for spaces where high moisture or increased humidity levels are consistently present. This type of flooring hasn’t been the most ideal for bathrooms or laundry rooms in the past. However, with improved waterproof technology, laminate flooring is now a more attractive option for those areas of the house than it was in the past. 

It will stay the same color when exposed to sunlight. The better your warranty is for the laminate flooring, the more likely it will resist sunlight and the better it will age. Use the AC rating to help you judge what type of flooring you should get. The better the rating is, the easier it is for you to choose quality laminate flooring. 

Where Are The Best Places To Install Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring can go anywhere in your home. However, it’s most ideal for your living or dining room. It’s ideal for such areas where high foot traffic will occur. Ensure that you use protector pads for your furniture so that they don’t scuff the laminate floor surface. It’s also ideal for your den or office setup within your home. And, it can also complement the colors and design of your kitchen as well.

What Type of Surfaces Are You Looking For?

There are various surface types for laminate flooring that you can choose from as these types of floors constantly evolve in terms of design and look. You can opt for a textured finish or high, medium, and low-gloss finishes to give it a smooth look and feel. Alternatively, you can opt for hand-scraped laminate flooring that gives it a more antique look.

Ask About Warranties

As mentioned, the better your warranty is, the more likely you are to get top-quality laminate flooring. Ensure that all plans for installation are covered in the warranty while also finding out how long you are covered regarding spills, wear and tear, and other potential damage that can happen to the laminate floor over time. 

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