Tools to Help You Understand the Construction Industry

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What Makes Wood Laminate Flooring the Perfect Modern Alternative to Real Wood Flooring?

Tommy Franklin

When coming up with the design of wood laminate flooring, manufacturers of wood laminate flooring products must have had real wood flooring in mind, but without some of its drawbacks. This is because this type of flooring product comprises multiple layers of composite material pressed together through a lamination process to create a real wood-look floor. Here are some of the essential reasons to consider wood laminate floor installation in your abode.

It is an economical choice

If you like the look of natural wood floors, but can't afford their high price tags, installing wood laminate floors can give you the satisfaction of creating a real wood-look floor, but without the higher price tag. For only a fraction of the amount you could have spent installing real wood flooring, you will install floors that not only look like they are made from real wood, but also feel quite warm underfoot. This helps improve indoor comfort, especially on cold days. 

It requires less upkeep

Real wood floors require a higher level of pampering to keep looking nice over the long term. Though loose surface dirt and debris can be easily cleaned by sweeping or vacuuming the floors regularly, stuck-on dirt may require deep cleaning with specially formulated wood cleaners to come off. Natural wood floors also require periodic polishing to restore their initial shine, which becomes lost over time due to normal foot traffic and exposure to the elements. In contrast, wood laminate floors require minimal effort to clean and keep looking pristine. Regular sweeping or vacuuming and damp mopping with water and household cleaners such as dishwashing soap are enough to keep the floors looking well-cared for at all times.

It is quite strong and durable

Although wood laminate flooring does not match the strength and durability of hardwoods, it is quite long-lasting. This type of flooring is made up of multiple layers that are pressed into robust and hardwearing compact flooring boards. This ensures the flooring withstands the impact of everyday use for a reasonably long time. 

It is children and pet-friendly

Small children and pets can cause a lot of damage to real wood floors. Small children can easily stain or scratch real wood floors while playing, while pets can use your floors as a bathroom. While real wood floors are highly prone to damage by small children and pets, wood laminate flooring offers superior stain- and scratch-resistance.

To get the most out of your wood laminate flooring, make sure it is professionally installed.


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To be a savvy consumer, you need to understand a little bit about the industry you are engaging with. For example, if you don't know anything about car repairs, you risk getting bad advice. This blog is devoted to teaching readers about construction. There are going to be a few DIY posts, some advice on hiring construction crews, a look at products such as surety bonds for construction projects, and more. There may also be posts on industries related to the construction industry. I hope these posts give you the "tools" you need to be a savvy consumer. Take a look around, and if you like the posts, please share them on social media. Thanks for reading.