Laminate wood floors are an extremely popular choice of flooring for the home and office. As people are looking for a clean, hygienic, and easy-to-maintain lifestyle, many people are moving away from carpet and opting for this type of surface. This material imitates real hardwood or sometimes stone and comes in a variety of colours and designs to represent the authentic material.
Laminate wood floors have many positive features; it can be very easily installed in any room, and over existing surfaces. Its durability and low installation cost are very appealing to most people, and it will last an exceptionally long time. Being stain resistant and serviceable, withstanding a lot of wear and tear are a couple of other benefits for using this product in rooms such as the hallway, kitchen, dining room and bathroom where there may be a high traffic flow.
Laminate wood floors are ideal if you have children or pets. Unlike the hardwoods it will not stain. So those little accidents that happen with having a family or pets will not affect the look of the floor. Running around, playing with toys, and dropping objects on to the floor should give no major concerns. There will be no need to worry if someone comes in from the garden with muddy boots, or even pets having accidents because cleaning the floor is so simple too.
Maintenance is amazingly simple and there are products on the market which are inexpensive to buy. All it requires is brushing and a mop. Unlike carpets, the dust and dirt will not be hiding deep down in any fibres which hold in the mud and dirt that is brought into the home from family, friends, and pets.
The long thin planks replicate hardwood flooring in length and width they also have a natural wood looking grain running along them. The flooring will add a clean fresh look to any room. The laminate wood floors come in a multitude of colours and designs and therefore the hardest part will be choosing which one suits the character and style of the house.