Your Laminate Flooring Guide
When is it Appropriate to Use Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is a fairly new type of flooring, which is why many people are not fully educated on when it’s a good idea to use it and when it’s not such a good idea to use it. It’s durable, scratch resistant, and can effortlessly resemble wood or ceramic, but there are quite a few factors that come into play when deciding where to put it. Let’s take a look at when to use and when not to use laminate flooring in your home.
When to Use
Laminate flooring is great to use in areas where you want a hard surface. You should make sure that the area has a nice level surface to work with first. Laminate flooring does better this way. It fits together, connects better, and lasts longer the more level the surface is that you install it on. This type of flooring works best in areas such as hallways, bedrooms, living rooms, offices, and more.
When Not to Use
Laminate flooring is not so great to use in areas that might experience high moisture. This would mean bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. This doesn’t mean that you absolutely can’t ever use it in these rooms, it just means that if you predict a lot of spills or splashing water you probably shouldn’t. The reason that you don’t want to use laminate flooring in high moisture areas is because any water that gets into the material will be held in it. Then as the water dries out it is going to move and change and cause warping in the floor, just like it would in a real wood floor.
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