Laminate Flooring: A great option when you want the look of hardwood without the high price.

Hardwood floors and marble stonework are beautiful and classic; but installing exotic hardwood floors in every room of your house is not an option for all budgets. Laminate flooring is a beautiful flooring option that has the look of other types of flooring, but with many advantages over traditional flooring.

Laminate flooring mimics the appearance of real wood. The floorboards are made by fusing together several layers of materials. The density of each board allows it to take more pressure than natural wood flooring. They come in interlocking planks in all sizes and styles. This makes laminate floor installation easy and unifies the look of the floor. It also allows you to choose from many types of wood you may not have considered before because of cost, such as maple, hickory, ash, bamboo, pine, chestnut, Brazilian cherry, oak, mahogany, and walnut. Laminates are even able to mimic the look of stone and marble.

Advantages of laminate flooring

  • Some types of laminate floor mimic the look of hardwood, making them a cost-effective alternative.

  • Laminate flooring is as easy to maintain as vinyl flooring.

  • Many types of laminate floor are durable and scratch-resistant, making them excellent solutions for high-traffic areas. Perfect for kitchen and dining room flooring.

  • Laminate flooring is water resistant, stain-resistant, durable, and doesn’t need to be refinished.

  • It can be installed in any room of your home, as long as there is an existing subfloor. It can even be installed over an existing floor made of wood, concrete, ceramic, vinyl and even some thin carpets.

  • A pet-friendly floor option because of its high durability and resistance to scratches and scuffs.

Where can I install laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is suitable in any room you would put regular hardwood:

  • Dining room flooring
  • Bedroom flooring
  • Living room flooring
  • Playroom flooring
  • Kitchen flooring
  • Laundry room flooring
  • And any other room in your home

What is PERGO flooring?

Pergo is a premium brand of laminated flooring. They are credited with inventing this flooring in 1977 and are still a widely recognized brand. Like many other laminate choices, PERGO flooring is easy to maintain, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, comes in many varieties and colors, and never needs to be refinished. The cost of laminate floor installation for PERGO flooring may be low because of the product’s tongue-and-groove fittings, which simplifies the process. PERGO flooring is a great option for dining room flooring, living room flooring, or any room that would benefit from the look of hardwood.

Maintaining your laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is easy to care for.

  • Dirt and dust can be vacuumed up with your vacuum’s hard-floor attachment or swept with a broom or dust mop.

  • Although scratch-resistant, add furniture glides or protectors to the bottoms of table and chair legs to provide extra protection.

  • Avoid furniture polish or any other wax-based products, which can leave residues and reduce the floor’s shine. These products can also make your floors slippery.

  • Use a cleaner made specifically for laminate flooring or make your own cleaner of equal parts vinegar and water.

  • Before mopping, vacuum to make sure all debris is off the floor. This will ensure that you do not scratch your floor when you mop.

For more information about laminate flooring, contact a SMART Carpet specialist today