Benefits Of Laminate
Today laminate flooring can simulate the look of dozens of different natural hardwood materials. The printing process can also reproduce the appearance of a variety of natural stone, and stone or tile looks.
There is a laminate floor for any budget. If you are looking to have an exotic or reclaimed wood look without paying upwards of $20 per foot, a simulation single plank laminate will pass the test with flying colors at 1/4 of the price. There are also entry level products for rental properties, property management or someone on a budget. No matter what you are looking for or how much you are looking to spend, there will be a option for laminate.
Easy To Clean
The wear layer of a laminate floor protects the material from stains and most spills making cleaning and maintaining relatively easy. Typically the only regular requirement is sweeping or vacuuming of the floor to remove grit and dirt which can slowly erode the floors wear layer over time.
With the exception of carpet, laminate flooring can be installed over almost any existing floor in the home. As long as a moisture barrier is in place and water prevention measures are taken it can also be installed at any grade level. This removes the hassle and expense of having to remove old flooring installations before installing new laminate materials.
Laminate flooring is naturally resistant to the growth of mold and bacteria. It can also be treated with special allergen resistant and anti-bacterial coatings to make them even safer.