4 key factors when shopping for laminate: function, texture, style & quality
Laminate gives you the look of hardwood flooring with great resiliency to temperature fluctuations, dent resistance, and scratches. It’s a smart choice for families with active pets, young children, or high-traffic areas such as entryways and hallways.
Laminate is available in a multitude of wear layers and thicknesses. While each variation provides a similar level of dent resistance, thicker laminates dampen sound better. If you wear hard-soled shoes, heels, have pets with nails, or just kids that like to crash and clang their toys, you’ll appreciate a thicker material.
Answering these questions will help determine the laminate flooring for your needs.
- What areas are you doing?
- Do you have pets? Kids? Other considerations?
- Do you have any special concerns?
The feel of the surface goes a long way toward achieving the look and lifespan you want from your floor. With options such as high or low gloss, hand-scraped, beveled, rustic, and modern finishes, there’s a look to suit your personal style and exacting standards.