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10 Quick Features of Laminate Flooring

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Laminate flooring is being selected by many homeowners who want a replica or imitation of solid wood floors, with some added benefits. Here is a quick review of the advantages and workability of laminate flooring.

1. Laminate wood flooring is not real wood but has recently become a popular alternative to real wood and vinyl floors.

2. Laminate flooring is highly scratch resistant and also resists extreme impact and wear.

3. A laminate floors are exceptionally stain resistant.

4. Laminate flooring does not fade due to exposure to sunlight.

5. A laminate floor does not need to be waxed or polished.

6. Most of the laminate wood flooring can be used in a multitude of areas. However, it is not advised to install laminate floors in heavily wet areas. Excessive moisture can affect a laminate floor’s inner core and may falter its overall performance.

7. Laminate floors are widely installed in family rooms, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and dens. Also, most of the laminate wood flooring can be used over radiant heated concrete slabs.

8. Laminate floor planks can be very easily replaced if installed through a common glueless floating method.

9. Laminate floors are available in various designs and are very easy to fix on any type of floor or existing subfloor.

10. Laminate floors, with a special underlayment, reduce the noise of footfalls.

(5) Comments

  1. Is laminate flooring a good option for vacation homes that are not “climate controlled” (for temperature / humidity) during most of the year? (The small print for most engineered hard – wood floors, for example, require maintaining 30-50% humidity in the room …)

  2. Can laminate baseboard molding be painted?
    Also how does laminate molding hold up to wear vs. wood molding?
    Thank you,

  3. I love the floors but no one really knows the best and safest way to clean t hem. I know damp mop then go over lightly with windex. they look good but I would love for them to shine more,
    any advice

  4. Is there anyway to fix a floor that has been faded either from water damage or cleaners? this laminated wood floor is in a bathroom & the damage is in front of a shower stall.

  5. Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am wondering if your laminate flooring has been treated with sealer on the edges that lock together to avoid damage of water. I have found that some of the types of laminate flooring have been “dipped” to seal the locking edges in case of water and was wondering about your floors. I have received my samples and have been very impressed with them but need to know this info prior to ordering. Thank you.

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