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Benefits of Laminate

There are three main laminate flooring benefits : 

  • Cost
  • Ease of installation 
  • Durability

If you prefer a solid floor, laminate flooring is probably the most cost effective option. A mid range laminate floor will cost roughly the same as a mid range carpet and will be far cheaper than ceramic tiling or solid wood flooring.

A further laminate flooring benefit is the installation can be relatively simple if a few guide lines are followed, see our laminate flooring installation section. A considerable number of laminate flooring manufacture’s now supply glueless laminate flooring systems which simply slot together, making these systems ideal for the DIY market.

The durability of laminate flooring is another benefit . Laminate flooring is approximately fifteen times stronger than hardwood flooring, and most come with a 10 or 15 year warranty. This is a considerable benefit over real wood flooring and carpets.

Apart from the three main benefits shown above, laminate flooring also has other smaller benefits that can get overlooked :

Unlike real wood flooring, laminate flooring has a high UV resistance which blocks the harmful rays of the sun and protects the design from fading. This benefit can save alot of future maintenance that would be requied to keep a real wood floor looking as good as laminate flooring.

Due to the visual design's of laminate flooring being simply an image printed onto paper (see laminate flooring makeup), the various design options are endless and provide further laminate flooring benefits.

With the glueless systems of laminate flooring, there is no excess glue to clear up, and the floor can be used immediately after installation, again, another great benefit of laminate flooring if its a high traffic area.