What are the benefits of laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring has enjoyed massive popularity over the past couple of decades. It is now one of the go-to floor coverings for millions of homeowners, but what are the benefits of this type of flooring for you and your home?
Huge range of styles and colours
The almost endless variety of colours and designs is a massive bonus for anyone with a fixed decor scheme in mind. As laminate flooring has become more popular, manufacturers have expanded their lines to offer just about every colour and style possible. From bleached pine to darkest ebony, you will find the exact finish you want.
Laminate can safely be used in any room of the home, meaning it has never been easier to create a pleasing and smooth flow between spaces. Ensure your laminate is suitable for high moisture rooms if you want to install it in a kitchen, bathroom or utility room. Laminate can also be used in conservatories and hallways for a seamless look.
If you have ever had hardwood floors, you will know just what a nightmare upkeep can be – not to mention how much it can cost! Laminate provides the same classic look as hardwood but without the need for specialist polishing, repairing, varnishing or waxing. You can rely on laminate to last you for years, and even if anything does happen, it is pretty easy to simply replace one plank with another.
Great for allergy sufferers
One of the biggest plus points of laminate flooring is that it is great for anyone who suffers from allergies. As laminate is smooth, there is nowhere for pesky allergens – such as pollen, dust or animal dander – to hide. Compare this with a carpet where there can be countless particles trapped deep in the pile.
Easy to clean
It couldn’t be easier to keep your laminate looking clean and brand-new. In most cases, vacuuming is the easiest way to remove any dust or debris; however, if your floor gets dirty or needs a little refresh, most laminates can be mopped or wiped with a damp cloth. Ensure your cloth or mop is only damp and not sopping wet, as water can get between the floorboards if left sitting on the surface for too long. You can also sweep it using a broom or brush if there is a lot of debris.