Laminate Flooring: The New Kid on the Block
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Laminate flooring is a new type of flooring, one that has been on the market for just a few years. If you have not seen laminate flooring in a home yet, you will be pleased with the results. Laminate flooring is all about obtaining that real wood floor look, without having to have all the needed care for a wood floor in the long run. This type of flooring can be installed in any room of the home, where lots of moisture is not going to be found. If you have a laundry room where you have water dripping on the floor all the time, you may want to avoid putting laminate flooring in that room. Laminate flooring is great in the bedroom, hall, living room and so many more locations.
Watch Out for Water
Laminate flooring is easy to care for. To clean a laminate floor in your home, you will need just a dust mop or a dry wet mop. As with a wood floor, you really don’t make the flooring too wet in your home. For flooring that is too wet, it will eventually warp. For instance, the water will get in the material and hold that water. As the water dries out, the material in the laminate flooring is going to move and change just as real wood does. You do not have to stress: laminate flooring installed and cared for properly can last years in your home, often times longer than linoleum or tile flooring.
The Flexibility of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring can be installed in any room of the home, which has a level floor. If you have a floor where the sub floor is not even or level, you should install a new sub floor before putting the laminate flooring down. Laminate flooring is going to fit together better when it is all level, and it is going to last longer. It is also going to connect together best when on a level surface.
You can install a laminate flooring in a bathroom where you control the amount of water on the floor. In addition, you can install a laminate flooring in the kitchen if you are careful about how much water and spills you have on the flooring. These same principles apply to wood flooring as well, so don’t worry about being the first to do this. Laminate flooring can be installed in the family room or in the basement rooms where you spent a lot of your time. Laminate flooring is going to keep your home cool, and it great if you have pets so you can just sweep up for hair off the floors in your home.