laminate flooringYou’re looking to replace your floors in your home in the Peachtree City, Fayetteville, McDonough area. You’ve heard that laminate flooring might be a good idea because it has many benefits over other types of floors. But what are the trends in laminate flooring and will it work for your home? Here Floor Coverings International Peachtree City goes through some of the benefits of laminate flooring.

What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is a type of constructed flooring where four different layers are pressed together to make the laminate board.  These pieces are made of a watertight backing, wood, a realistic photograph, and a clear aluminum oxide coating that protects the top portion of the laminate. Together they are pressed into a board that looks and acts like wooden planks.  They fit together tongue and groove style, so they are easy to install.

Why Choose Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring has come a long way from when it was first introduced in the 1970s.  Laminates are tough and resist scratches and dents that can damage wood floors. It looks and feels like wood and stone due to trends in technology that allow you to feel the grain or the indentations.  The images used are realistic and there are more types of laminate wood than ever before. Laminate is great for busy families and families with pets as it is both tough and easy to maintain.

Laminate Flooring Benefits

If you own a pet, you may find that laminate is perfect for your home.  It is easy to clean simply by vacuuming and light mopping.  It is especially sturdy when it comes to dog toenails and scratches. Laminate also allows you to own the look of beautiful hardwood floors at a fraction of the cost.  It can also work well in kitchens and bathrooms as long as the floors are installed tightly so that water cannot seep between them.  This gives laminate flooring huge benefits over hardwood floors which cannot take overly humid environments and wetness.

Resistant to Expansion and Contraction

One problem with hardwood and stone is that it isn’t the most flexible material.  With laminate, the tongue and groove installation and the nature of the material make it resistant to expansion and contraction of the floor.  It even works below grade if you have installed a vapor barrier beneath it.

Get Started on New Laminate Flooring

Ready to learn more about laminate flooring Give our team at Floor Coverings International Peachtree City a call to get started with a free in-home estimate. We proudly serve the Peachtree City, Fayetteville, McDonough area!

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