by First US Floors First US Floors

Laminate flooring has a range of benefits over most other flooring materials. Not only is it a low-maintenance option for homeowners, but it can be made to mimic the look of a variety of materials, from hardwood to natural stone, and some can even approximate the surface texture of the material chosen.

Benefits of Laminate Flooring

With the exception of the carpet, laminate flooring can be installed over existing flooring in a simple, snap-together process, eliminating the hassle of tearing up old flooring. Laminate can even be installed at any grade as long as proper precautions are taken to protect homes from moisture.

Cleaning and maintenance are easy with laminate flooring. The outer coating on the boards provides a barrier that protects against most stains and spills. The only regularly required maintenance is sweeping any dirt or grit off of the floor to help protect the boards’ surface from scratches. Laminate is also resistant to bacteria and mold growth, making it a solid choice for those with allergies.

Since the boards can be snapped together, it allows the entire floor more room to expand and contract with changing temperatures, lessening the likelihood of cracks or snapping. Laminate also acclimates to a room much faster than hardwood, which can take between 3 and 6 weeks to fully settle. Laminate generally settles in around 36 hours.

Is laminate the right flooring for you? Contact us today and we’ll help you decide! We’re proud to provide Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Dallas, Lewisville, and the surrounding areas with the finest flooring products at affordable prices.