Many homeowners around the Palm Beach and Jupiter area appreciate laminate for its affordability and durability. But is it the right choice for your home? The experts at Floor Coverings International have a few questions for you to help ensure that laminate is right for you.
Are you looking for something affordable?
Then laminate may be perfect for you. 3D printing technology allows laminate to take on the look of hardwood without the large price tag.
Do you want to add overall value to your home with your new flooring?
If so, we recommend looking into other flooring options. Laminate won’t add resale value to your home in the way that hardwood flooring, stone tile and other natural flooring does.
Does your home see a lot of foot traffic or general wear and tear?
Laminate is extremely durable. If you want flooring that can stand up to a lot of use and won’t show much damage, laminate is a great option. We especially recommend installing it in the living room.
Are you looking to redo the floor in a room that has a lot of moisture?
Wood is not naturally good at resisting damage from moisture. Though laminate is not made from solid wood like hardwood, it is made from wood chips that are pressed into high-density fiberboard. This material makes laminate very durable, but it is also highly porous and can be damaged by extended exposure to moisture. If you’re redoing your bathroom or laundry room, it’s best to stick with a more water-resistant flooring option.
Do you prefer soft, forgiving flooring?
Part of laminate’s durability comes from its extreme hardness. This can be less than desirable for families with small children or elderly people that run the risk of falling. If you want a softer flooring option, we recommend trying something like cork or luxury vinyl tile.
If you’re thinking about new laminate flooring for your home, call Floor Coverings International of Jupiter today! We serve the greater Jupiter, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach area.
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