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6 reasons for the popularity of laminate flooring
Date: 2021/03/15


Laminate flooring has become increasingly popular, and in West Chester, New York, we have a growing need for laminate flooring. Some of our customers choose laminate as a substitute for hardwood, while others upgrade from carpet to laminate flooring.
So why are laminate floors increasing?


Laminate flooring looks like real hardwood. It’s amazing how far laminate has come in recent years, and they come in a variety of colors and styles. They are made to mimic almost any type of hardwood. They have a matte and glossy surface effect, and some even have slightly beveled edges, making them very aggressive.



Reinforced flooring can be installed quickly. Typically, if your floor is flat/flat and strong, laminate it to the top of an existing floor to reduce tearing and preparation time and cost. You can usually install it on vinyl, tile, or hardwood floors. Do not install them on the carpet as bacteria/moisture may be trapped between them, which can cause significant problems later.
In general, composite flooring is easier and faster to install than hardwood flooring. Some homeowners even try to install their own laminate flooring, but this is usually obvious when the owner or an inexperienced handyman works with a flooring expert.



Laminate flooring is ideal for people with allergies or asthma. Unlike carpets, laminates do not allow allergens or dust to seep in and settle.




Reinforced floors are easy to clean and hard surfaces are easy to maintain and you don’t have to worry about cleaning professional carpets every year. Since laminates are made from recycled hardwood floors, you should treat them like hardwood. Hardwood Cleaners also work well on laminated boards. Avoid products with names that contain oil or glo/glow, as they often damage laminate and hardwood floors.


Reinforced floors are child-and pet-friendly. The top of the laminate has a melamine-resistant coating, so they are scratch-resistant and better able to support children and pets (as well as high healing and moving chairs) .                


Laminate flooring is very affordable compared to hardwood, laminate is a cheaper option. Materials and labor are usually cheaper, so this can really help people on a limited budget. Laminate flooring costs more than carpet, but in the long run, it will save you a lot of money. Typically, laminates cost about 1.5 times as much as carpets, so your initial outlay will be higher. However, carpets are usually replaced every 5-7 years due to soiling and spillage. Once you replace the carpet once, you will spend more money than the laminate. (typically, laminates last three to four times longer than carpets.). Also, with laminates, you don’t have to worry about the annual carpet cleaning because of the extra cost. Reinforced floors do save a lot of rent because tenants often move out, and carpets usually need to be replaced every 2-3 years.
Laminate flooring works in most areas, but as mentioned above, I don’t use it in wet or damp places (such as bathrooms and basements) because it’s not waterproof.



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