Popular for its attractive price point, which clocks in lower than natural hardwood, laminate floors nonetheless provide the look and feel of wood and tile. Its ease of maintenance and convenient application makes it easy pick and a good substitute for th
EASY TO INSTALL AND REPLACE
Because most laminates come with snaptogether mechanisms, it’s easy to install, and as such make for a good DIY project. At the same time, it’s also possible to replace just one laminate plank if it’s damaged; you won’t need to replace the entire set.
Easy enough to clean; simply wipe up spills asap to avoid water seeping in, and give it a good sweep and wipe-down every once in a while with a laminate cleaner.
CAN BE INSTALLED OVER EXISTING FLOORING
With its lightweight, snap-together configuration, laminate is installed over a foam cushion underlay, so one can do it over existing flooring without first tearing any of it out.
CAN CHEAPEN THE LOOK OF A HOME
Because you can instantly tell when a floor is laminate, its presence in your home might lower the resale value. Invest in good, high-end laminates to combat this.
SUSCEPTIBLE TO WATER DAMAGE
No matter what anyone tells you, water damage is always an issue with laminates. For this purpose, they should not be used in the bathroom or in areas that are frequently wet. Clean up spills immediately.
CAN’T BE RETREATED LIKE WOOD
While scratched wood can be given a new coat of paint, laminate needs to be replaced once it is worn out.