Benefits_Of_Laminate_Wood_Flooring

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					Benefits Of Laminate Wood Flooring

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Over the past few years laminate floors have really started to become
popular, especially in homes with children. There are a number of reasons
for this. One, laminate flooring is less expensive than traditional
hardwood flooring. Two, it is very easy to clean and maintain. For
couples with children, laminate flooring is generally a much better
choice than hardwood.

Most laminate flooring is tongue and groove, meaning there is no glue or
nailing, each plank simply locks to...


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wood floor types, styles of flooring


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Over the past few years laminate floors have really started to become
popular, especially in homes with children. There are a number of reasons
for this. One, laminate flooring is less expensive than traditional
hardwood flooring. Two, it is very easy to clean and maintain. For
couples with children, laminate flooring is generally a much better
choice than hardwood.

Most laminate flooring is tongue and groove, meaning there is no glue or
nailing, each plank simply locks together. This makes installation a
breeze and it also means it will be easier to remove the floor should the
need arise. Not all laminate floors are glueless, but it is worth the
extra money to save time and effort. Here are some of the more common
laminate floor manufacturers: Pergo, Wilsonart, Mannington, Mohawk, Shaw,
Quick-Step, Armstrong, and Alloc.

You may ask how the look of laminate flooring compares to that of real
hardwood. Good question. Laminate floor manufacturers use high rnd,
computerized technology to create realistic wood designs in each plank.
The top wear layer is very durable and easy to maintain. Laminate
flooring is also impervious to most stains, spills, burns and it is
highly scratch resistant.

Care of laminate floors is also easy. Usually all you need is a dry mop
or vacuum to keep them looking new. You don't need or want to use soaps,
abrasives, polishes, wax, or one step floor cleaners on your laminate.
You also want to make sure not to slide furniture across your floor,
laminate is tough but a sofa leg will gouge your floor. It doesn't hurt
to put furniture pads on the legs of sofas, tables or anything else that
could scratch your floor.
As with any wood flooring some maintenance is required, but overall
laminate wood flooring is easier to care for and will last longer than
most other types of hardwood flooring.

				
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