Laminate flooring is a modern invention that has completely changed a homeowners experience with traditional flooring. In the past, homeowners chose between hardwood flooring and carpet. Those were the staples of interior design and they didn’t satisfy the needs of a homeowner who wanted the style of hardwood flooring without its price. Laminate flooring offers a reasonable balance, combining affordability and style into one complete flooring solution. Invision Hardwood & Flooring provides laminate flooring to all of its clients and it is a flooring option we recommend to homeowners, both new and old.
1. Laminate Flooring Is a Floating Floor
Laminate flooring floats above the subfloor. While it makes contact, modern laminate snaps together piece by piece into a giant connected unit. This makes it incredibly easy to install and user friendly. Most people think of floor installation as a massive headache, but with laminate, this isn’t the case.
2. It Has Four Layers
Unlike other floors, laminate flooring has four distinctive layers. The backing layer is found at the bottom and is what contacts the subfloor and absorbs moisture. This is an essential layer as it will prevent your flooring from warping due to moisture buildup. The core is made of fiberboard and provides elasticity, absorption, and additional protection from moisture. The style layer is the pattern of your laminate flooring. If you chose a beautiful grey wood style or a hardwood mock pattern, this is the layer that brings these styles to life. Finally, the top layer is the wear layer. This protects the floor from scratches. This layer is what stops your laminate from being damaged by your dog’s claws and debris.
3. Easy to Install
Are you new to flooring installation? No problem. Laminate flooring is beginner friendly and something that anyone can do. With the proper tools and patience, a novice can install their laminate floor with minimal errors. Plus, if you are finding it difficult, a quick YouTube tutorial will show you everything you need to know to install modern laminate.
4. Quality over Thickness
When shopping for laminate flooring, always look for quality over thickness. A thicker floor doesn’t automatically guarantee higher quality. A thicker laminate floor contains more fiberboard, but this is what you need to guarantee its longevity. Additional thickness isn’t tied to lifespan. In the end, your laminate flooring will last longer if you properly care for it and wash it with approved soaps or water.
Laminate flooring benefits from its buyer friendly price. Renovations are expensive and there is nothing worse than spending thousands of dollars on a floor. Laminate will help you save on your budget, allowing you to extend your renovation to other areas that need fixing. Laminate prices vary depending on the style and company you are looking to buy from. However, laminate is almost always cheaper than hardwood flooring when you are looking at both types new. If your laminate gets damaged, it is very easy to replace. Simply remove the damaged piece and pop in a left over piece from your installation.
Invision Hardwood & Décor has been working in the flooring industry for many years. We stand by our products and our exceptional quality of service. We offer laminate flooring to clients in Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, and the entire GTA. If you have any questions about our products or services, please feel free to contact us today. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Laminate flooring is a great option for homeowners looking to combine style and affordability into their next set of flooring.