Laminate flooring is manufactured by fusing four layers together under intense pressure and heat. Known for their ability to add character, beauty, and value to homes, laminate floors are growing increasingly popular in recent years.
These floors are protected by a resin coating and a heavy-duty external layer. Additionally, they are scratch-resistant, and therefore, are perfect for home with pets who tend to scratch floors. With proper care and maintenance, laminate flooring can last 15-25 years. Laminate is very versatile and can be installed on virtually any type of subfloor including concrete and even pre-existing vinyl floors.
Here are some benefits of laminate flooring showcasing why it’s so highly recommended by flooring stores in Santa Rosa.
Want to give your home a makeover on a budget? Install laminate flooring. Laminate is more affordable than many other popular types of flooring. The price of laminate flooring depends on the thickness of the wear layer and the quality of the print layer. Despite being relatively inexpensive, laminate does not fall short when it comes to appearance and quality.
Ease of Installation
Thanks to its simple design, laminate flooring is very easy to install. These days, laminate floors use a modified tongue-and-groove system (also known as a click-and-lock or fold-and-lock system). The planks in this system are joined in interlocking fashion, end-to-end and edge-to-edge. The particleboard core of planks makes them easy to work with.
To install laminate floor, lay a form underlayment and join rows of planks edge-to-edge across your floor. Since the planks interlock at the edges, no glue is required.
Easy to Maintain
Laminate flooring is both water and stain resistant. Therefore, it is easy to clean and maintain. To keep your laminate floor looking new, clean it with a broom or vacuum once a week. Laminate floors do not need waxing. Deep clean your laminate floor by damp mopping them once every month or two. Be careful not to use excessive water as any extra water may seep into the seams between boards, leading to swelling.
Laminate floors do not trap dirt and dust particles, which makes them the perfect choice for homeowners with seasonal allergies. The underlayment has a moisture barrier that, in addition to protecting the floor from damage, helps prevent mold growth.
Available in a Variety of Styles
Laminate flooring is sold in a wide variety of finishes including wood, tile and stone finishes. Manufacturers also offer different surface treatments, colors, plank styles and treatments.
Unlike many types of flooring that come with imperfect pieces that need to be trimmed, laminate flooring does not have any defects. Every board is of consistent quality per manufacturing standards.
Rugworks is a leading floor store serving Santa Rosa. Our products meet the highest quality standards. Over the years, we have made a name for ourselves by consistently exceeding our customer’s expectations. To make an appointment, call (707) 935-0648.