One of the greatest tool and technique for home improvisation is laminate flooring. They are inexpensive, durable and easy to install. Laminate flooring is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with the process of lamination. It usually equivocates wood or even stone. At 7th Heaven Floors of NWA, we would take great provide in helping you decide which is just right for you.
These floorings are increasingly growing in popularity. More and more people are opting for laminate flooring because they are inexpensive and easy to install. Armstrong laminate flooring is the easiest to install, you just need to snap the planks together.
Similarly, there are various types of Armstrong laminate flooring available in the market. Choosing the right laminate flooring that is suitable for your purpose and budget requires a bit of effort. They can be of two types the engineered wood and the plastic laminate wood.
The engineered wood is made from layers of real wood. The top layer is made of fine quality wood, coated with acrylic. All these layers are glued together perpendicularly for better stability. This flooring is preferred by those who want a natural wood look around their house. On the other hand, there is plastic laminate which is made from three layers which include a fiberboard center, melamine on the bottom and a woodgrain layer on the top. It looks completely artificial since its top layer is made from grains.
Plastic laminate is protected by a layer of hard plastic which protects it from water and scratches, but this is not the case of engineered wood which easily gets scratched and dented thanks to the real wood structure.
Plastic laminates are easy to maintain and are cheaper than engineered wood. Engineered wood can be refinished up to three times which is not possible in case of plastic laminates. But can cost up to two times more than plastic laminates.
The top layer which is made of actual wood makes engineered wood intolerant to water prone areas. These floorings cannot tolerate water and high traffic. On the other hand, plastic laminate is extremely durable which makes it possible to stand in wet areas of your house.
If you are planning to resale your house, then the engineered wood can fetch you more money because of its vintage look and style. Engineered woods last longer than the plastic laminates because they can be refinished easily.
One can choose the proper Armstrong laminate flooring depending upon the area of usage. Obviously, if you install engineered wood in your bathroom things will turn against you. It is best to choose wisely.
After talking about the two styles of laminate flooring let’s speak of the effect of thickness on the floor. Most people are of the view that thicker floors are better than thinner floors, regarding durability and ease of use. Well, thicker planks do help in the installation process. It is easier to install the laminate flooring with thicker planks. Also, they are sound proof. It even hides the bumps of your subfloor because of this thickness. Therefore you should always choose Armstrong laminate flooring with adequate thickness to solve your purpose.
For excellent performance and durability, it is also important to correctly install the laminate floors. Without proper installation, things will go in vain. Armstrong laminate installation can be done effectively by a certified installer. Usually, it is easy for them to install the floor. But if you are thinking of installing it yourself then you should be very confident about that. Start with reading all the instructions given carefully. You should also collect all the tools required for Armstrong laminate floor installation. Preparing sub floor is also a very crucial task. Take help from experts if you wish to but calculate precisely and methodically.
Give your home a new makeover with laminate flooring which is varied in different shapes, sizes, and colors. You can also apply your unique touch to each of your room and design a whole new style.
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