LAMINATE DALLAS & PLANO
Do you like the look of tile floors, but hate how cold it can be for your feet in the heart of winter? Or maybe you always wanted a hardwood floor but were worried about what your children or pets might do to the finish, or more importantly, your investment.
If so, laminates may be the answer for you. With literally hundreds of styles and colors to choose from, laminates can approximate many hardwood and tile looks at a much more affordable price. Years past, laminate floors were relatively easy to spot. However, today’s technology allows manufacturers to create products such as strip wood with beveled edges, and ceramic tile with low-gloss grout lines, all to closely mimic the look of real wood and tile.
The Pros and Cons of Laminate Flooring
Here’s the thing about laminate floors: Not everyone thinks well of it. In fact, most people consider it to be quite tacky as it can look manufactured—taking away any unique features that would add an interesting detail to the space you plan on installing it in. However, with recent improvements in technology and design, many laminate varieties have taken on a more natural appearance, making them more appealing. So, if you’re thinking about using this particular type of flooring for your home, here are the pros and cons you might want to consider before making a final decision.
- Easy installation. Even without professional help, you should be able to install about 300 square feet of laminate flooring in a single weekend. This is because more modern designs feature a fold/lock or click/lock system which basically means that you’ll be able to put each piece together like you would a puzzle. Since these are usually made out of soft particleboard, you can even cut them down to size easily should a bit of customization be needed. All you really need is a sharp utility knife or a handsaw. If you’re working with older laminate designs, however, do keep in mind that these would require you to glue each piece to the other. A slightly more tedious process, but still easier than other flooring options.
- Unlike other flooring material, laminate cannot be refinished in any way. If it gets tarnished or if any signs of wear and tear begin to show up, you will need to replace it. Of course, this requires money and if you are on a limited budget, this may not be the easiest thing to do.
Laminate flooring is great if you’re looking for ease when it comes to installation, and if your home does not go through heavy foot traffic. They are slightly more affordable than the other options, but do consider the need for replacing it after some time when working out a budget. Buy now in Dallas and Plano.
Laminate flooring is well suited for those who want the best of both worlds: the look and feel of real wood or tile, and affordability. We encourage you to further research all of the laminate options our vendors offer.
Laminate flooring functions well in nearly any space.
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