Everything you wanted to know about high end laminate flooring

Everything you wanted to know about high end laminate flooring

If you have an area in your house that has more traffic than others, you may want to consider installing some laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is very durable and a great choice for any home.  When choosing a laminate floor, you will want to look for one that will last you for years to come.

Should you choose a less expensive laminate flooring, you can expect it to start showing wear and tear at about the three to five year mark. Since the laminate floor will be installed in areas that will be highly trafficked, you will want to make the investment and go with a high end laminate floor to get the most life out of your floor. Lower quality laminate flooring also do not come with water resistant cores and joints, so they are not suitable for any areas that get exposed to water, such as entryways, bathrooms, and kitchens.

Laminate flooring is also easy to install, which is why many people decide to purchase it. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, this is one project that you may be able to do in one weekend – if you are experienced. Laminate flooring is certainly easier to install than wood flooring, which can be both expensive and time-consuming.

In fact, you can find many laminate flooring options that look just like wood, if that’s the look that you are after. Laminate flooring has many different patterns and colors that you can choose from.

Once you have chosen your laminate floor and had it installed, you will want to keep up on regular maintenance and cleaning. Most manufacturers have their own cleaning instructions for how to clean your new floor. You can use a broom, dust mop, and vacuum to keep dirt up off of the surface. Damp mopping is recommended for ground in dirt, but you cannot leave a great deal of water standing on the surface, lest the floor absorb the water and peel.

For a durable but beautiful look, be sure to consider laminate flooring for all the highly-trafficked areas of your home.