Choosing a floor for your home is a big decision, as well as wanting it to be aesthetically pleasing, it also needs to stand up to the demands of your household. In this blog, we are going to briefly discuss just one kind of flooring, laminate.
Usually made up of fiberboard and melamine resin, laminate flooring comes in pieces or panels that fit together neatly, much as hardwood flooring does. If you are looking for flooring with a lot of different styles and colors to choose from then laminate may be for you. There are many options, mostly with a hardwood effect but you can get it in a granite or marble effect too.
Another benefit of laminate flooring is its price. It is generally less expensive than many other types of flooring and is also relatively easy to install, so you could have a brand-new floor at a reasonable cost.
Something to consider, however, with laminate flooring is that it can contain the chemical formaldehyde, which we know to be toxic. If this concerns you, some products are available that have fewer toxins in them, and this is where good research will come in.
Before installing a laminate floor, make sure that the subfloor is not damp and is in good condition. If not, the laminate can buckle and warp. Laminate floors can also shift or move so it’s important to make sure they are installed correctly.
We hope this brief consideration of laminate flooring will help you with your decision on which floor to choose.