Here are some things to consider when choosing a Laminate floor for your Toronto area home.
The most important thing one would look for before any other thing is the durability of the material. The same applies to flooring, which is why we recommend you to opt out for laminate flooring.
Laminate flooring is protected by a very tough outer layer and also it has a resin coating that makes it a great choice for high traffic areas. Especially, if you have pets and children, laminate flooring is the best with an AC rating of 3 and above.
2. Easy installation
Since most of the laminate flooring include boards that consist of a tongue and groove arrangement, it would be easy to install comparing other types of flooring. Also, it is designed in such a way that it could be interlocked, saving installation. In flooring terms, we specify this as ‘Floating’.
3. Cost efficient
When it comes to price, laminate flooring is the best. Though, it is pocket-friendly it never compromises on its quality.
4. Subfloor and underlays
As said earlier, this could be installed over any other subfloor. Hence, laminate can either be used as a subfloor or underlay or could be topped up on any floor using glue or adhesive.
Subfloor can be either concrete, vinyl or sometimes even laminate.
5. Easy maintenance
Laminate flooring comes in wide assortments like wood, stone and tile finishes which are available in various colours, surface treatments, thickness and plank styles. But the best part is that, laminate flooring is moisture and stain resistant, which makes cleaning spills an easy task. With just a wipe of your mop, the floor would look shining as ever which is not possible in hard wooden floorings.
Apart from these there are quite a few reasons that would make your decision on choosing laminate flooring stronger. Have a look at them:
Since there is no pore or opening in the floor, it is not possible for the microbes or any dust particles to conquer and create allergies and infections. Laminate flooring seals up the pores with a very strong underlayment that not only withstands environmental conditions but also prevents fungal sporulation.
Laminate flooring is noise proof when compared to wood. We say this because, laminates are made in such a way that they resemble real wood but actually they aren’t. Also, they are not as thick as real hardwood flooring which makes your footsteps lighter with less noise.