Laminate Wood Flooring

The Beauty And Hard Wearing Nature Of Laminate Wood Flooring

For every homeowner, their pride and joy are the surroundings found in their home. In today’s high-pressure business environment, the home provides a sanctuary from the stress and strain of everyday business life. Once the door closes behind the homeowner a new world of relaxation opens and it is time to throw off the troubles of the everyday working week. Our homes provide us with a setting to entertain both friends and family and it is at those moments that we are surrounded by laughter and happiness that we feel most alive.

Our homes will in all probability be the largest investment most of us will make during our lifetime and for this reason we want them to not only provide a sanctuary from the cares of the world but also to be both a relaxing environment and a reflection of our personal taste. Many people have chosen laminate wood flooring as a cost-effective and durable way to beautify their homes.

Laminate wood flooring comes in a variety of finishes that imitate many different types of wood and are therefore suitable for any home, irrespective of its architectural style or of the individual taste of the homeowner. Some of the most popular laminate wood flooring finishes includes pine, cherry wood, maple, and ash, with the homeowner able to match both colour and hue to match the current decorating style of their homes.

Many people are drawn to laminate wood flooring in part because of its durable properties. Laminate wood flooring is both scuff and mark resistant and most marks on the flooring can be dealt with through the application on common household detergent. If the homeowner chooses to install laminate wood flooring, they should be aware that the flooring comes in a variety of different thicknesses, all of which are suitable for a particular application.

The heavier laminate wood flooring can be used for commercial application and is suitable for high traffic areas in an office setting, such as reception areas and meeting rooms. The lighter laminate wood flooring can be used in private homes and should continue to be wear resistant for many years, given the right care. Perhaps the most destructive force when it comes to permanent damage to laminate wood flooring is moisture. Any liquid spills should be dealt with immediately as they can seep under the laminate flooring and cause damage which will result in the section of the flooring having to be replaced.

For more information on the type and thickness of laminate wood flooring that would best suit your needs, contact us.