Are you thinking of installing a new set of laminate flooring inside your house? Laminate flooring is a great choice that is incredibly affordable. Invision Hardwood & Décor is here to answer any questions that you may have.
Why Choose Laminate Flooring Over Hardwood?
Typically, the biggest advantage laminate flooring has over hardwood is the price. On average, laminate flooring costs half the price of hardwood. Of course, this depends on the type of hardwood you choose. Laminate is also very easy to install due to its simplified snapping system. Lastly, it is fairly scratch resistant as all laminate is protected with a protective upper layer.
What Should I Have Before Starting
If you are planning to install laminate flooring you should ensure that your subfloor is flat, smooth, and dry, install an underlayment in rooms with lots of foot traffic, properly acclimatize your laminate flooring, and inspect your panels for damage before installing them. Laminate flooring requires 48 hours to acclimatize and the room should be no lower than 15 degrees Celsius.
Which Direction Should I Install My Laminate?
Laminate flooring should be installed parallel to any incoming light. This will maintain a sense of order and help the overall flow of a room. This rule of thumb doesn’t have to be followed, but it is recommended if you are a person who values a sense of functionality.
How Much Laminate Should I Order?
Like any flooring project, it is recommended that you order 7 to 10 percent extra laminate flooring for your project. This will protect you from waste, improper cuts, and imperfections.
Invision Hardwood & Décor specializes in laminate flooring. We offer our services to clients in Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, and throughout the GTA. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us today. We would be more than happy to help you out.