Compared with other types of flooring, laminate offers a number of distinct advantages:

Laminate flooring is durable:
Protected by a tough external layer and resin coating, laminate is much stronger, scratch-resistant, and longer-lasting than any hardwood, vinyl, or carpet flooring.

Laminate flooring is easy to install
Not only are laminate sections smaller, designed to interlock, and easier to work with, but laminate can also be installed over most non-textile existing floors. In this “floating floor” method of installation, laminate is laid or “floated” over the existing floor without being glued to the surface. This saves considerable time and installation cost. Additionally, the introduction of glue-less laminates further revolutionized ease of installation in the flooring industry. More than two thirds of current laminate flooring is glue-less.

Laminate flooring is economical
Not only is laminate generally less expensive to start with, but when its durability and longevity are considered, compared to other flooring options, it becomes a particularly economical choice.
Laminate flooring offers a variety of styles
When first introduced to the US, most laminate floors replicated only the most in-demand wood floors. However, as laminate popularity grew, other looks were introduced, including highly realistic ceramic, stone and marble patterns. One of the most appealing characteristics of laminate is that designs are limited only by the imaginations of the designers. This has resulted in laminate becoming a medium unto itself, and a variety of rich, innovative product designs that are recognized by the design and decorating communities for their ability to create an atmosphere of sophisticated beauty in addition to long-term durability.

Laminate flooring is stain, fade, and moisture resistant
Most laminate flooring manufacturers offer extensive warranty protection against stains, fading, and moisture damage. Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are subject to wood grain staining, fading in sunlight, and are not appropriate for high-moisture areas.
Laminate flooring is easy to clean and maintain
Laminate’s wear and moisture-resistant surface coating make spills and other messes easy to deal with.

Laminate flooring is “green” (environmentally-friendly)
Since it is made from paper, laminate’s manufacture does not involve the harvesting of old-growth hardwoods as does that of wood flooring. Unlike some carpet, laminate does not contain significant quantities of some elements that affect indoor air quality. And when a laminate floor is easily replaced, it can be destroyed with no danger to the environment.

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