Thursday, 14 March 2019

Laminate Flooring Advantages & Disadvantages

Laminate Flooring: Advantage and Disadvantage

Choosing the right flooring that suits you can be exciting confusing and slightly frustrating all at the same time. If you’re looking for affordable and durable flooring that still looks fashionably amazing, even after the kids and the dog has run about on it all day, laminate flooring might be the answer. To help you decide, here are the advantage and disadvantages on why laminate flooring is a perfect solution for you home.

It’s also a bit tempting for its low cost and easy installation.

Installation:

> Advantage: It is easy and fast to install.  You can install 300 square feet in a week. These past few years, it is required to use glue to put them together. But nowadays, laminate flooring types have a click/lock or fold/lock design that allows plank to fit together like puzzle pieces. Great excuse to invite your puzzle loving friends/family to help. The planks are constructed of soft particle board so it can be easily cut with a handsaw or even just a knife.

> Disadvantage: While it is designed to be easy, sometimes the click/lock or fold/lock will not work very well. The sides of the boards can be a little tough to join with adjoining sides. And if you force boards into place, you risk curling up the top layer and possibly hurting your fingers, you settle the ability of the floor to resist moisture.

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Cleaning:

>Advantage: It is easy to clean with just one sweep. You can just use a damp mop, vacuum or broom. You don’t need to use wax anymore.

>Disadvantage: Putting too much water into the seams between boards can cause swelling. Therefore, you need to use special laminate floor cleaner. There are also some floor wipes that are designed to work with laminate floors.

Moisture:

>Advantage: Powder rooms and kitchens are semi-moist areas that you can install laminate flooring where you can encounter topical moisture as one of the manufacturers Mannington calls it. You have to make your boards tight to each other leaving no avenue for moisture so that the laminate can resist some water.

>Disadvantage: However, if there are water leaks in kitchen and bathrooms, laminate floors might not tolerate flooded waters. You need an impenetrable surface like vinyl or porcelain tile for heavy moisture.

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Durability and Maintenance:

>Advantage: Laminate flooring has a top coat that protects the photographic layer below. Not like woods that can be scratch or have dents. Laminate flooring is more durable, resists scratches (perfect for pet owners) and moisture.

>Disadvantage: If laminate is damage, had big scratch or cut out, it will not be fixed or refinished like solid hard wood. Therefore it must be replaced.

Functionality:

>Advantage: Some installation put underlayment because laminate flooring can feel hard on foot. It is easier to stand on especially on long period of time. When you’re standing, cooking and washing at the sink.

>Disadvantage: Laminate flooring may be slippery. Though, manufacturers are creating slip-resistant coating. It can also prevent electrifying circuit, so make sure your floor is always dry and clean.

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Appearance:

>Advantage: Laminate flooring has a natural look of wood, stone and other materials. Not like real hardwood that has some unfurnished parts that needs to be re-fixed. Laminate flooring has a perfect surface. It's also a great cheaper alternative to the wood or stone.

>Disadvantage: Whole heartedly built characteristic was removed when you get near the surface. Most topics are inline in the same cycle.

Resale Value:

>Advantage: Laminate flooring manufacturers are doing their best to improve the product. There are 3 ways this product was improved, the micro bevels, deeper texturing, and better graphics reproduction.
Sending it near the cachet satisfies the solid hardwood and master piece wood flooring.

>Disadvantage:  Laminate flooring has traditionally failed on selling your home in a higher value. If you want to get high currency for your home, hardwood and master piece wood flooring is better to sell in a higher value.

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