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Engineered vs Wooden Flooring – An Infographic

What are some alternatives to Laminate Flooring? Here we take a graphical look at two: Engineered vs Wooden.

Engineered vs Wooden Flooring

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An Infographic about Laminate Flooring

An Infographic about Laminate Flooring

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What are the benefits of Laminate Flooring?

Coming in all shapes, sizes, textures and types, laminate flooring is the true master of flooring as you can have exactly what you want without the expense of having to fork out for true hardwood flooring.

The first benefit is that you can fit several rooms worth of laminate floors into a single car load. Enabling you to effectively do all your floor shopping in one go. They come in handy packets of around a metre squared meaning that a lot of them can fit in even the smallest car, leading to just the solitary trip to B&Q on a Sunday morning.

A second benefit, as mentioned earlier, is the versatility of the flooring. As laminate is a printed strip of vinyl over a wooden board, you can simulate pretty much every texture of hard wood flooring out there. It gets even better than that though, with the latest developments in laminate printing, you can now simulate a wide variety of stone patterns as well as wood. Another is that these advanced developments have also increased so much that textures can be printed on the surface to replicate not only the look of hardwood, but the feel of hardwood too.

Thirdly, as the wearing surface of the laminate flooring is generally smooth, this makes cleaning them very easy. First of all, a quick sweep will get rid of all surface materials such as dust and stray hairs. After that a simple mop and bucket job with nice, hot, soapy water will clean up any dirt that’s left stuck to your floors.

Finally, and probably one of the biggest advantages so far is the installation. No messing around with the ripping up of old floorboards to then install the new ones. Laminate flooring is like on big puzzle in the way that it all just clicks together. You simply have to slide the pieces together and you have your brand new laminate flooring.

Advantages of Laminate Flooring

Advantages of Laminate Flooring

When looking at making an investment of any kind into your home or place of business, people will always take the time to look at what they will be spending and what they want to be able to get for that money. Flooring is an investment that needs to be thought through in particular, because as soon as you put that floor down and start walking on it, the value of it goes down the more it gets worn, and so people want to get as hard wearing a material as they can, but within their budget.

Many people feel restricted by budget but there are still hard wearing materials in most price ranges, in the form of laminate flooring. Laminate flooring gives the appearance of a wooden floor but with a thinner surface of wood. Here are some advantages to laminate flooring:

  • It is a very flexible kind of flooring because of the range of different colours and styles it comes in. It is made of wood which can be stained and varnished in the same way as solid wood could be, and so what ever style of décor you have, there is bound to be a kind of laminate flooring to go with it.
  • It is affordable because it is much thinner than solid wooden flooring. This means you still get the wooden finish you want but at a fraction of the cost.
  • It is easy to keep clean as you can sweep and mop it instead of having to use a hoover, as well as eliminating the need for carpet shampooing.
  • It is easy and most of all cheap to fit, as the laminate slots together, meaning you don’t need specialist carpet fitters or carpenters in the way that you would with a carpet or a wooden floor.

If you are looking for an expensive but attractive kind of flooring and are not sure how laminate flooring might look in your home, take a look at the wide range of wooden laminate there is to get an idea of how flexible it is and how it can work in any room of any property.