Laminate flooring is one of the easiest flooring choices for a home because of its snap together design. There are multiple styles and materials to choose from, each as unique as your individual tastes.
Shaw floors lock into place without glue, and they come in various hardwood stains, from cherry hardwood to Brazilian stains to Hickory. Whatever you choose will go with a white coat of painted walls, or if you choose another color for your walls, you can match the right style and hardwood stain accordingly. While not actually made of hardwood, laminate flooring simulates the look and feel of a solid hardwood floor without having to nail or glue to the existing subfloor.
Maple is a beautiful style that matches many different aspects of a furniture or wall decorum, and you will find that it gives a pleasing elegance to almost any room. This type of flooring works great as a dance or recreation room floor, or a dining room floor. You can get different square footage in all different styles as well.
The first thing to do before installing new flooring would be to calculate the total square footage of your floor. This will tell you how many pieces you need to install. You can use a rug as a centerpiece for the room if you want to, and coordinate the colors, or you can leave the entire floor bare. It’s up to you. Either look works great. This type of flooring is a very good investment that is durable and adds quality and value to your home. It is easy to clean and keep polished. If scuff marks from furniture develop, you can easily remove them with a mild solvent and a cleaning cloth.
Most laminate floors come with a twenty-five year warranty, adding peace of mind and security to your investment. If you are on a budget, you can still find affordable pieces of laminate flooring. The prices may range from twenty-five dollars to ninety dollars per square foot. The blended look of a hardwood teak laminate floor is excellent, an all purpose design that will look good with almost any furniture or decor.
All of these pieces of laminate flooring can be found at home improvement stores such as the Home Depot and Lowe’s, and also Walmart. If you buy online, you may get a discounted price, but you also may have to pay for shipping. If you choose to buy locally, the hired help should be very knowledgeable about the many flooring and pricing options. You just need to tell them exactly what you want.
Take your time when making your decision. For every style you like, there may be two or three others that you like just as well. Weigh the needs for your room against your budget and preferences, and make an informed choice.
Just as there are many flooring plans and pricing options, there are many aspects to the room you are renovating or remodeling that should be taken into consideration. For instance, if this is for a home that you intend to rent out to someone, you would want something that would appeal to a large number of people. If you are looking into laminate flooring for yourself, than the choice depends on your personal preferences.