Solid hardwood flooring looks beautiful in every room of the home. If you love the look of hardwood but don’t love the price tag, laminate hardwood flooring is a great alternative! Floor Coverings International West County, MO serves the greater Chesterfield, O'Fallon, St. Peters, St. Charles area and we want to help you realize the numerous benefits of laminate hardwood flooring!
Laminate hardwood flooring blends the beauty of hardwood with the lasting value and easy maintenance of laminate. It is made from particle board topped with an imitation of wood grain to make it look like solid hardwood. A difference between solid hardwood and laminate is the installation process. Laminate pieces snap or glue together for easy installation. Laminate can even be installed on top of concrete or old floors.
Benefits of Laminate Hardwood Flooring
- It is cheaper than solid hardwood.
- Like hardwood, it is available in a wide variety of styles, textures, and colors.
- It’s a good choice for people with allergies because unlike carpet, laminate doesn’t trap dirt and dust.
- Laminate hardwood is an eco-friendly, recyclable material. It is also made out of paper, so it does not involve the harvesting of old-growth trees.
How to Maintain It
To clean, just sweep often to remove debris and wipe up any spills with a damp cloth. No refinishing or resurfacing is necessary. Laminate flooring is a great product but does lack some of the durability of solid hardwood flooring. Your Floor Coverings International design associate will be there to work through the trade-offs of all the different kinds of flooring you could choose for your rooms, and help you decide what makes sense for each of your spaces.
Your Local Chesterfield Laminate Hardwood Experts
Deciding on install laminate is easy, but deciding on the right style can be tricky! This is where we come in. Our trained design associates will bring our mobile showroom right to your home. This gives you the opportunity to look at different laminate hardwood samples in the comfort of your own home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home or in-office consultation.
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