Hardwood is a top-of-the-line flooring choice. Its elegantly polished appearance attracts people to buy it. But, it is an expensive flooring option, for which, many people have to blow their budgets. For these people, we have an excellent alternative – laminate flooring. Laminate can give their floors a natural look without breaking the bank.
Here are some of the reasons to skip hardwood and choose laminate.
Built by compressing wood layers in resin, laminate looks very much like natural wood. Spotting its difference from natural wood may not be easy for a bystander because it looks like natural wood. The best thing is, it is an affordable choice.
Continuous sunlight exposure to your hardwood floor can cause your expensive hardwood floor to fade away. These floors can get their shine back after getting refinished. On the other hand, laminate is free from the risk of fading. The resin used in manufacturing laminate protects it from fading.
You cannot likely install your hardwood floor yourself. You will need professional assistance to do it. On the other hand, laminate flooring installation is comparatively easy. You can install it with the help of an online laminate installation tutorial.
Pricey hardwood floors are prone to marks and scratches. They need to be sanded and polished from time to time to look intact and attractive. Conversely, laminate is free from the risk of scratches and staining.
Hardwood floors are prone to denting. If you drop something heavy on the floor, the floor may dent. But laminate is more resistant to such impacts. There will be less impact on your laminate floor if you drop a heavy object on it.
When you compare hardwood and laminate in terms of their maintenance, you find the maintenance of laminate is easier. You can clean it with a damp cloth. However, one important thing that you should keep in mind is that you should not leave any spill to dry. It would be difficult to remove the dried stain from your laminate floor and a large spill can seep in between the slats and swell the laminate.
You cannot install hardwood floors in your bathroom. Besides, you have also to consider the floor on which you want to install it. Installing hardwood on stone or concrete consumes time. On the other hand, when it comes to laminate, you can buy advanced moisture resistant laminate planks for your bathroom and kitchen. Moreover, laminate can easily be installed on any floor.
Laminate floors are neither glued nor nailed to the surface. They are simply laid on the floor. So, you can replace them anytime you want.
We have already informed you above that laminate is made of wood layers and resin. Laminate is often made of scraps of wood that would be thrown away if not used to make laminate. So, laminate is made without cutting down trees specifically for that purpose. Therefore, it is an environmentally-friendly choice.
For high-quality laminate flooring in North Vancouver, contact us. We provide excellent quality at the most affordable prices.