Laminate flooring is becoming more and more popular in households today. It is a type of flooring material that imitates the look and feel of wood and even stone floors. It comes in tiles, planks and strips that are made of board wood in the core and are covered in clear hard plastic. The patterns are actually high resolution pictures incorporated into the tile just under the hard laminate cover.
These are easy to install and easy to maintain because a lot are made to be scratch, burn, dent and water repellent. The easy installation also pulls in patrons of this flooring because it can easily be placed on your old floor without ruining the original base. Aside from that, they are also easy to replace, not that you will need replacing anytime soon. The different styles and textures give more choices for homeowners at a lower cost than that of the original materials that it mimics. One of the most popular designs is the laminate hardwood flooring.
In choosing the best type of flooring for your living room, you should consider the different types of laminate hardwood flooring, the color and style, and installation procedure. The laminate flooring packaging usually tells you if it is advised for commercial, industrial and residential use. Generally, the more expensive the flooring is, the more durable.
For a living area with heavy traffic you should consider the types of flooring that are thicker and are treated with water repellent chemicals. The more melamine content flooring has, the more resistant to water it is. Spills will also be avoided from seeping into the core of the flooring by ensuring that what you bought have paraffin wax treated joints.