The number one benefit on the list for laminate flooring is, for most home remodels, cost. Hardwood can cost anywhere from $8 to $15 per square foot while laminate hovers around $4 to $10 per square foot. The cost of installation and finishing is much less as well.
Other benefits of laminate flooring include durability, easy cleanup and care, versatility and ease of repair and replacement.
Laminate scratches, dents and shows much less wear than authentic wood. However, the comparison is difficult due to the various natural wood types used in flooring. Laminate floor will need to be replaced in 15-25 years as opposed to potentially never for quality hardwood.
Easy Cleanup and Care
One of the great benefits of laminate flooring is how simple it is to care for. While laminate will not stand up to excessive puddles of water since it is wood-based, it is much more forgiving than hardwood. You can use more varieties of normal floor cleaner rather than wood polish.
Whatever style of floor you prefer, the benefits of laminate flooring mean you can find it for less. Stone, wood and tile options are available.
Repair and Replacement
Buy an extra box of whatever laminate floor you choose so you can easily pull up damaged sections and lay new ones down without trouble.
Think laminate flooring might be the right choice for your home and budget? Contact us at FloorQuest today!