In Ottawa, laminate flooring is one of the best flooring options, thanks in-part to technology. To understand if this is the right flooring choice for your home, let’s examine laminates in more detail.
What exactly is laminate flooring? Well, it looks like hardwood, is a little bit of vinyl tiling and a little bit of engineered floor. In other words, it’s sort of a hybrid flooring option that is viable and cost effective.
In technical terms though, laminate flooring can be understood as having two thin layers of paper filled with melamine. The bottom layer is literally a photograph of wood grain and it is covered by a hard layer which makes it resistant to dents and scratches.
There are a host of Pros and Cons with laminate flooring that should be considered carefully. Let’s explore the advantages first. Laminate flooring is very easy to clean, stain resistant and easy to install. Laminate is also quite affordable compared to hardwood flooring. So, if you’ve decided on a wood-look for your home in Ottawa, laminate flooring is a durable, cost-effective alternative to wood.
Although laminate is quite durable, it isn’t scratch-proof nor can it be sanded and refinished as wood can. Therefore, if laminate flooring gets scratched or damaged in any way, the pieces need to be removed and replaced instead of refinished.
Although laminates are touted as ‘easy-to-install’ that’s assuming that all do-it-yourself homeowners are of the same skill-level. Before you decide to take on what may be an arduous task, please consult with the experts at Floor Coverings International; you may find that it’s quicker, pain-free, and quite affordable to have true professionals install laminate flooring for you.