Why laminate flooring is the perfect choice for family households

Written by S.A. Smith

If you've ever had carpets or vinyl flooring you've probably had your share of stains, spills, and rips that no matter what you do, you can't quite wash out. Or perhapsrepparttar family pet has scratchedrepparttar 100096 carpet edging, or even worse - had a bathroom mishap onrepparttar 100097 children's favorite playing area?

Your flooring nightmares can finally end! Laminate flooring was designed to stand up torepparttar 100098 rigors and demands of a busy family household and when compared to other types of flooring solutions easily outperforms in almost every category. Here our our top reasons for selecting laminate flooring for a family household:

Laminate flooring is tough

Designed with a tough and durable wear layer, it is much stronger than most installed solid hardwood flooring, vinyl's, and carpets. It stands up much better to dents and scratches thatrepparttar 100099 softer surface of solid hardwood floors, and is a much better surface to install if you have heavy foot traffic, kids, or household pets. Best of all - it continues to look brand new even after years of wear and tear.

Stain, fade, and moisture resistant

Most laminate flooring manufacturers offer triple warranty protection against stains, fading and moisture damage for 25 years. In contrast, solid hardwood floors are susceptible to wood grain staining, fading in repeated sunlight exposure, and are not a suitable floor for areas with high moisture or humidity levels.

Laminate flooring is easy to install

The popular quality brands of laminate flooring have gravitated towards a glueless click together floating floor installation process.

These floors simply need to be cut to size, clicked together, and are immediately ready to walk on or place your furniture. Most weekend do-it-yourselfers can handle this installation, but should expect to take 2 - 3 times longer than a professional installer.

Why hardwood flooring is still a good investment

Written by S.A. Smith

1) Hardwood flooring has a timeless air of quality Hardwood floors have decorated some ofrepparttar most exclusive mansions and estates in history and still exudes a feeling of permanence and classic quality compared to manufactured floors.

2) Hardwood floors are natural Hardwood floors bringrepparttar 100095 natural outdoors inside, and do not contain man-made chemicals inrepparttar 100096 wood itself. Homeowners with exclusive design tastes will tend to gravitate towardsrepparttar 100097 quality and natural feel of hardwood floors - there is just something aboutrepparttar 100098 feel and look of them that cannot be duplicated in a factory.

3) Hardwood flooring adds value to your home Installing solid hardwood flooring in your home is a true investment that will retain its value. In many cases, installing hardwood floors with generate a return on investment that exceedsrepparttar 100099 initial cost of installation.

4) Real hardwood colors will never go out of style There is a timeless quality aboutrepparttar 100100 natural color of hardwoods that will ensure your house never becomes outdated because of its flooring. Recent advancements in laminate flooring have allowed consumers to pick from a multitude of design styles and colors - unfortunately some of these may become outdated and fall out of favor.

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