Advantages over other types of flooring:


Easily damaged by sunlight

Susceptible to scratches, burns, dents

Swells, warps and spots with prolonged water exposure

Requires routine waxing and/or refinishing


Easily damaged in high traffic areas

Requires regular waxing and buffing

Yellows and discolors with age

May require extensive subfloor preparation prior to install

Limited range of designs and colors


Signs of wear and traffic patterns become visible over time

Retains odors, mold, mildew and other allergens
Difficult to clean, easily stained


Costly, labor - intensive installation
Difficult and expensive to repair/remove
Grout is easily stained, requires regular maintenance

Hard, unforgiving surface increases injury risks

The Cost-Effective Choice of Laminate Flooring

Part of the appeal of laminate flooring is its price point when compared to traditional wood flooring. Additionally, laminate floors save a homeowner money in the long run. Most manufacturers offer a 20-year guarantee. In that same time period, carpet would need to be replaced 3 to 5 times, solid hardwoods would require 2 to 3 costly refinishing treatments, and vinyl would need to be replaced 2 times.