Thursday, April 2, 2009

How To Select Laminate

Do you know what laminate even is? laminate is a manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, laminate tile, natural stone and many other types of flooring. Don't go around this is some sort of cheap knockoff either.

Now, in the past, laminate floors have been easy to spot, but today’s technology allows manufacturers to create realistic visuals and textures for an elegant and quality floor.

We think you’ll be amazed – maybe surprised -- at how faithfully and beautifully laminate flooring resembles other premium flooring. So don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Laminate is well suited to those shoppers who want the look of real hardwood or stone but without the cost or maintenance that can be associated with natural products.

It’s a fact. Laminate flooring costs significantly less than hardwood floors or natural stone tile. And who doesn’t want to save money, right?

They are even durable and can withstand moisture. The laminate flooring is available in many different patterns and designs. Moreover, it’s very easy to clean it. It provides many benefits and installation of this kind of flooring is a hassle free process. It is sold in the form of sheets, block, or squares. It is durable and resistant to scratches unlike hardwood flooring.

Why Laminate?
Exceptional durability
Easy to clean surface
Superior stain resistance
Superior fade resistance
Install in/on all grade levels, even below grade
Install over many different types of subfloors
Great impact and indentation resistance
Exceptional realism at affordable costs
Easy to replace later on, if desired


Colors
Like any floor, select the laminate to compliment the size of your room and the activities taking place in it.

Remember that lighter colors will make a smaller room appear larger, while darker colors will absorb the light and create a more intimate setting.
Choose a color that either coordinates or contrasts with your cabinets and other furniture.

Avoid matching everything to the same color and style. Let your creativity guide you! And remember, contrasts can make your room more interesting.

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