Laminate vs. Others

Advantages over other types of flooring:

Laminate vs. Wood

Wood is easily damaged by sunlight. It is susceptible to scratches, burns, dents swells, warps and spots with prolonged water exposure and requires routine waxing and/or refinishing.

Laminate vs. Vinyl Tile

Vinyl Tile is easily damaged in high traffic areas. It requires regular waxing and buffing and yellows and discolors with age It typically requires extensive subfloor preparation prior to install and has a limited range of designs and colors.

Laminate vs. Carpet

Carpet will exhibit visible signs of wear and traffic patterns over time. It can be difficult to clean and is easily stained. It also retains odors, mold, mildew and other allergens.

Laminate vs. Ceramic

Ceramic requires a costly, labor - intensive installation. It can be difficult and expensive to repair/remove. Grout is easily stained & requires regular maintenance. The 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.

Laminate floors in bedrooms