Thinking of installing laminated flooring? You can be a Singaporean family who has just acquired a new home, or young professionals who have just transferred in a new flat, either way, one thing you may find necessary to do is to change the flooring in your home. There are many options to choose from, like wood, tiles, carpet, or stone, but have you ever considered laminate flooring?
Laminate floors offer many advantages that you may find perfect for your specific situation. Read on to know more about its benefits. Who knows, it might just be the perfect kind of flooring for your new home.
Laminate flooring is cheaper compared to other alternatives. Wood, for instance, will cost you a lot in the installation and in the maintenance. If you belong in the lower to middle class, spending too much for your flooring is very impractical. If you happen to only be renting a place with your friends or colleagues, it is also unwise to spend on extravagant flooring when you will only be living there temporarily.
Easy To Care For
Wood floors require treatments and regular polishing to make them last long, while carpeted floors need to be vacuumed frequently to remove dirt and dust. Laminated floors, on the other hand, only need regular sweeping and mopping to keep it looking clean.
Dust and molds often thrive on carpets. Aside from the bacteria that can be present in your homes, they also cause a bad smell. Protect yourself and your family from illness by sticking to a floor material that does not promote the growth of bacteria. Laminate flooring is your hygienic alternative.
You can install laminated floors by yourself. You will not even have the need for glues, which can be messy and a headache to remove. Not to mention the health hazard you are imposing on yourself when you inhale the solvent vapors from the glue. Most importantly, you will not need to pay a contractor to do the job. Save the money to treat yourself for a movie instead for a job well done.
Ideal for Homes with Pets
The amount of time you spend removing pet hairs from carpeted floors will be totally eliminated if you choose laminate flooring. The task can be daunting especially during their shedding seasons. Keep your homes clean and healthy with laminated floors.
Since laminated floors are made to look like wood, you can actually fool visitors into believing that you have wooden floors. If installed properly, you can add several degrees of elegance into your homes for a fraction of the cost.
Laminated floors are made up of 3 layers consisting of aluminum oxide, a medium density fiberboard, and a plastic laminate that covers all sides. They are stronger than real wood and are ideal for homes with heavy traffic, like large families with kids and pets.
With its tough material and moisture-resistant layer (MDF), laminated floors can even be used for the bathrooms. In addition, it is also fade-resistant. So, even if your floor is hit by the sun’s rays most of the day, it will still retain its color.