To laminate or not to laminate?” a common question most homeowners looking to decorate or redo their kitchen are asking. Laminate flooring in the kitchen may can be as elegant as ceramic tiles, or as valuable as hardwood floors and can certainly hold their own when it comes to durability and practicality. Here are some benefits of using laminate floors for your kitchen and other areas of the home.
Laminate floors come hundreds of choices of different patterns, colours and designs, so you can you can easily achieve the genuine hardwood floor look if you pick the right style. The sheer number of variants of laminate floors means that you can pick and choose the one that captures your unique personality and fulfils your vision of a perfect kitchen.
You can achieve the look of an elegant kitchen without breaking the bank. Laminate generally costs about a quarter of the cost of hardwood floors, which makes the former a lot more appealing to homeowners. For bigger kitchen area, opting for laminate flooring can yield a ton of savings that can be spent to upgrade the kitchen equipment.
Since laminate is designed and manufactured to mimic natural wood or stone floors, there are generally less ‘defects’ i.e. knots and dinks in the boards (unless you choose a Rustic option) providing a more uniform look across the floor.
When laying out laminate floors, very little to no prep work is needed for the existing floor. Laminates can go over the current floor with out any hitch. Furthermore, it is very easy to lay them down as most laminates have grooves that snap each piece into place. Whether homeowners choose to install laminate themselves or hire professionals to do it, they can save a lot of money as opposed to installing hardwood or stone tiles.
The kitchen is one of the most used areas in the house. Most of the time people spend in the kitchen, are either spent walking or standing up, thus, it is important to make sure that the floors are comfortable and durable. Laminate floors are softer and warmer than their ceramic and stone counterparts, and just as comfortable as the hardwood floors.
The kitchen is the room in the house that is subjected to varying temperatures and conditions and it is prone to spills and stains. It is important to choose the flooring that can easily withstand the wear, can resist fading and is easy to keep clean. The laminate floors tick all these boxes.
Once you’ve decided that laminate floors are what you want in your kitchen, contact us now and let our experts help you realise your dream of a perfect kitchen.