Laminate flooring has been in the flooring market for more than a decade, it is a cost efficient way of furnishing one’s home without spending much on the renovation compared to installation of real wood. Though with the introduction of clickable resilient flooring as a strong substitute to laminate flooring, laminate flooring has become less popular ever since. However, it is still one of the best flooring options today. Below are some benefits and drawbacks of installing laminate flooring for your home.
Ease of Maintaining
Because it is water resistant, it is relatively easy to clean the floor. There is no worries on leaving a water stain mark, if the stain has been cleaned promptly. Typically, a vacuum or sweeping should be able to maintain the floor condition, protecting it from dusts and dirts which can erode the flooring slowly over time. There is no need to wax, polish or varnish for the floor.
Technology has becoming so advanced that you can have any texture feel or any look for your flooring. It is easy to have different prints on the flooring to suit your theme. This is how versatile laminate flooring are.
Installation of the laminate flooring is relatively easy. You can do it on your own and it is relatively easy with the technology today. Not forgetting it is relatively fast; one room takes perhaps a day or two to complete! However, it is recommended to have professionals to install it for you, just to ensure proper installation is done. It is easy for you to decide on wanting to change another flooring design, but do you know it is also relatively easy for laminate flooring to be overlaid on your current flooring? This can save you the hassle of needing to remove or hacking the old flooring before installing the new flooring.
3 ‘S’ resistant!
Good quality laminate flooring is slip resistant, stain resistant and also scratch resistant. Therefore, making it a durable flooring for both residential and commercial properties.
One important drawback is that laminate flooring is not waterproof. Therefore, it has the potential risk of getting water (moisture) damage especially in tropical humid countries like Singapore. Leaving the windows open where rain may come or a prolonged air-conditioned room may not be wise if laminate flooring was installed.
With the above mentioned pointers, do weigh the merits and drawback before committing to having laminate flooring.