Choosing a flooring style for your Irmo home can be a daunting task when the amount of options seems to grow by the day. There are so many factors to consider, like practicality, aesthetics, durability, and price. While luxury styles like exotic hardwood or natural stone are attractive to many homeowners, the price tag can push them out of the budget.
Thanks to advanced technology and growing demand for unique flooring looks, laminate flooring has gained popularity and made a statement in our community. When you think of laminate, you may have an image of the tacky, cheap floor and cabinet covers of the 80s. Floor Coverings International Columbia West is happy to tell you that today’s laminate industry has grown beyond your imagination. Stick with us and find out more about laminate and why you should have it in your home.
What is laminate?
Laminate is a synthetic product that is used for comfortable, durable, and affordable luxury-looking flooring. It is made of various layers of non-porous and supportive materials that make it softer underfoot than raw flooring options. What makes laminate unique is the design layer. This is a high-resolution image of the material you wish you mimic. Whether you want exotic hardwood or natural stone, laminate manufacturers can print the image and texturize the surface to look and feel like the real thing. It is then covered with a protective sealant just like any other flooring material.
Why to choose laminate
Laminate is a great choice for any Irmo home because of the variety of styles available. On top of that, laminate is significantly less expensive than the stone or hardwood it mimics. This makes it possible to make a statement without breaking the bank. Laminate is also extremely durable with multiple layers of cushion and protection to keep your laminate lasting for as long as you live in your home. Whether you are re-flooring an entryway or a home office, laminate will provide you with the comfort and durability you need.
Where to put laminate
Laminate is a great choice for any room in your home. It is resistant to moisture, scratches, and dents, comfortable to stand on for long periods of time, and easy to clean. From high-traffic spaces like the living room to stain-prone areas like the kitchen, laminate can provide you with the durability and style you need. It is also a perfect choice for below-grade rooms that require moisture-resistant floors. If you’ve wanted to spruce up your basement but are worried to put expensive flooring at risk for water damage, wood-look laminate should be your first choice.
We believe laminate is a cost-effective and durable choice for any Columbia home. Schedule a free in home consultation with Floor Coverings International Columbia West today and we’ll bring laminate samples to you!
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