The last blog discussed the benefits of hardwood floors. This post will make the case that laminate is a good option. Laminate flooring is very popular among new homeowners. It offers many of the same qualities as hardwood, but is much less expensive.
Laminate floors got their name because of the face that they are composed of different wood-based materials and then layered, or laminated, together. They are then topped with a wood grain photographic imprint on the face of each board. This process gives it a natural feel without the high price tag.
For families who want the best of both worlds when it comes to flooring, they can choose a variation on true laminate floors, known as engineered wood floors. This flooring style consists of a real hardwood veneer attached to a number of plywood layers. The price of this falls in between laminate and wood because the top layer is real wood. It holds up over time, but has the look and feel of real hardwoods. For more information about engineered hardwoods and laminate floors, click here.
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