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Top 6 Benefits of Choosing Laminate Flooring for Your Home

12 Jan 2024

Do you have laminate flooring in your home? If the answer is no, then you could be missing out on all of the amazing benefits it has to offer. While many homeowners opt for carpet or wood flooring, laminate flooring is sometimes forgotten. You might think laminate flooring is out-of-date or old-fashioned, but it has some fantastic benefits that you might be unaware of. In this article, we will list the top 5 benefits of choosing laminate flooring for your home.

1) Water Resistance

Do you ever wonder what makes laminate flooring stand out from carpet or wood? It has excellent water resistance properties, making it the best flooring choice for rooms prone to moisture and everyday spills such as kitchens. Laminate flooring has a top protective layer which is designed to prolong moisture from seeping through. This prevents the effects of mould growth or warping, unlike carpet and wood flooring.

2) Easy To Clean

Another reason why homeowners go for laminate flooring is down to how easy it is to clean and maintain. Not only is laminate flooring water resistant, but it is also stain resistant. It doesn’t need any specialised cleaning, whether as carpet or wood flooring do. To keep it clean and maintain its glossiness, it only requires regular sweeping and mopping. In the event of a food spillage, it can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth. Thanks to its stain resistant nature, it is the ideal flooring for households with young children and pets who often bring mud and dirt inside! 

3) Durable

When homeowners are shopping for flooring, they tend to look for options which will last. You will be glad to hear, laminate flooring is extremely durable. It is generally made from four core layers: backing layer, sub layer, decorative layer and wear layer. Together, they form a hard-wearing and resilient surface. Once it is maintained properly, it can withstand heavy footfall while preserving its glossy appearance for years to come. 

4) Great Variety

Speaking of glossy appearance, if colour and design is a priority to you, laminate flooring does not disappoint. In fact, laminate flooring comes in a great variety of colours, patterns and thicknesses. For instance, here at Value Carpets & Flooring, our range resembles the pattern of real wood, herringbone wood or tile flooring, with shades of natural oak to greys and thicknesses from 7 mm to 12 mm to suit all home styles and preferences.

5) Easy To Install

For those who enjoy DIY projects or who wish to save on installation costs, laminate flooring is relatively straightforward and easy to install without the need of glue. There are a few ways panels can be connected and installed. Some need to be snapped together, while others have a click and lock system. Either way, it’s important to read the manufacturer instructions to familiarise yourself with how the panels interlock together. Nonetheless, if DIY is not for you or you do not have time, laminate flooring can also be fitted professionally. 

6) Affordable

Another reason why many homeowners choose laminate flooring is because it is affordable, compared to other flooring options. Many people believe affordable flooring is lower in quality, but that’s not always the case. Laminate flooring is a cost-effective choice without jeopardising style or quality. In other words, you don’t need to spend a fortune on flooring to achieve your desired look.

Laminate Wood & Tile Flooring At Value Carpets & Flooring

With so many benefits, no wonder it is known as one of the most popular types of flooring in British homes. The team at Value Carpets & Flooring and our customers can certainly vouch for that. If you are looking to resurface your kitchen flooring or you are putting new floors into your new build, come along to our showrooms in Birmingham or Cannock and speak to us today. We will be happy to show you our range of laminate flooring and advise you on choosing the right colour, size and thickness. We also offer a free measuring service and our experienced floor fitters can install your new flooring for you. For more information on laminate flooring, visit our FAQs page. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you in-store! 

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