Why Choose Laminate Flooring?

Why Choose Laminate Flooring?

Choosing the right type of flooring can be tough, especially on a budget. How can you achieve that classic hardwood look without purchasing hardwood? Fortunately, other options do exist. Today we offer you the pros and cons of laminate flooring in your home or office.

One of the best aspects of laminate flooring is that there are many design options to choose from. Numerous colors, patterns and style options can be mimicked on laminate floors. Wood looks are most popular, but stone and tile are also looks that people like.

Another advantage of laminate floors is the durability. These floors generally stand up to high traffic areas and are UV resistant. They are also more affordable and easy to install compared to other flooring options, especially hardwood.

Laminate flooring is also very easy to maintain. Basic tending is necessary. For instance, clean up spills immediately, put rugs or mats in high traffic areas, and add pads to the bottom of chairs and tables to protect floors.

Because laminate floors consist of interlocking planks that easily click into place with one another, no adhesives or stapling is necessary. So, installation pricing is more affordable than other flooring options.

And the lifespan of laminate floors can be up to 10-20 years, depending on how it is treated. Other flooring alternatives might be considered if installing in a bathroom or kitchen for instance.

Laminate cannot be refinished, since they are not wood. So keep this in mind when considering your style and the longevity you wish to have with your floors.

The bottom line is if you are seeking an affordable, durable floor with plenty of design options and an easy installation process, laminate flooring may be the right choice for you.

Universal Carpet, Inc. carries many great flooring options, designs, materials, and price points for all your needs and preferences. Visit our showroom in South Elgin, IL. We serve all communities including Barrington Hills, Bartlett and Batavia. We have been in business for over 30 years and have many happy customers. We look forward to helping you update your home with new floors!