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Home Maintenance  /  June 18, 2019

Laminate Flooring: A Simple Guide

Among all the flooring options available, laminate flooring offers the best of all worlds. This versatile, easy-to-care and damage-resistant floor material can be cleaned up right away and is commonly used in busy areas of the home. Thanks to advances in manufacturing, today’s laminate floors are on par with their wood and stone counterparts in terms of appearance.

Handyman Connection® of Lexington-Nicholasville, home of your local home improvement pros, presents a simple style guide to laminate flooring.

Budget-Friendly Flooring Option

At reasonable prices, laminate floors offer authentic appeal and functional advantages. This product is composed of a backing layer, a composite fiberboard base and a photographic applique layer beneath the top layer, which is made of resin or melamine. Manufacturing laminate is not as costly as that of wood or natural stone.

Imitating Other Flooring Materials

Many laminate floors simulate the grain and distressing of real wood, the beveled edges of tiles and the embossed textures of natural stone. Unlike tiles that feel cold to the touch, laminate that mimics said flooring type provides a warmer underfoot. The wood imitation is perfect for kitchen, bathrooms and basements – areas where moisture and real wood don’t go well together.

Low-Maintenance Material

Have an active home with kids and pets around? Laminate can be the best choice for you because it is durable and user-friendly, and can resist common wear and tear. Cleaning it is a breeze as well – loose dirt can be easily vacuumed while spills and messes can be wiped up without a hitch.

Blending Wood and Tile

Using natural wood and stone floors in two adjacent areas of the home won’t make for a good combination given each material’s varying thickness. With laminate, you get not just equal thickness, but also a virtually seamless threshold, thanks to their tongue-and-groove assembly.

Handyman Connection of Lexington-Nicholasville is your expert resource for all your flooring needs. Call (859) 274-4477 today, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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