Laminate Hardwood Flooring – The Cost Effective & Durable Alternative to Hardwood Flooring
Laminate hardwood flooring is by far a better investment that having your standard hardwood floors. How can that be so? For many reasons really! If you think about it carefully, laminate flooring has been designed to last. It is made from durable materials whereas hardwood floors fall victim to termites, water damage and even fire and burn damage.
It must be mentioned that hardwood flooring is often thought of as a superior option and it definitely can beautify a home, but a few facts about laminate hardwood flooring need to be kept in mind when making your choice. Laminate flooring is convenient in that it can be installed over any type of surface. It is basically a floating floor unlike hardwood floors that need to be installed above grade, on an even surface. Laminate flooring is made up of a variety of layers. This is done to ensure that the panels are strong and durable. Only the top of the laminate floor is a photo of wood (or your desired texture) which is coated in a clear protective layer. If the idea of the hardwood surface actually being a photograph makes you hesitant, don’t let it. Laminate flooring’s surfaces perfectly replicate hardwood floors, making it almost impossible to tell them apart.
Laminate flooring is a cost effective and more durable alternative to your standard hardwood floors. All you need to do is ensure that the surface you want to install it over is dry and smooth. An underlay must be used to ensure sound proofing. Also keep in mind that the laminate flooring is just like any other type of wooden flooring and is prone to expand and contract according to heat and moisture levels in the air. For this reason it is ideal to leave at least a 10mm gap around the perimeter of the flooring. If you choose to have Mat Floors install your laminate flooring, then you will not need to worry about any of this.
When it comes to having laminate hardwood flooring installed, turn to the professionals and contact Mat Floors. They will supply you with a laminate flooring solution that you will be proud of.