The Pros and Cons of Laminate Floors

Hard wood floors are a great way to add warmth, charm and elegance to your home’s decor. Unfortunately hard wood floors are difficult to install, they are difficult to care for and they are difficult to afford. If you would like to add the beauty hard wood to your home without having to pay hardwood prices then you should consider laminate flooring products offered by companies like Pergo.

When you compare laminate vs. hardwood you can see that laminate flooring has a lot of benefits that hardwood floors don’t have. First laminate floors offer you easy installation options. In many cases you don’t even need to glue your panels together. All you have to do is snap the panels together and your floor is done. The second benefit of laminate flooring is that it is a cheap alternative to hardwood and carpet. Finally laminate flooring is more versatile and durable than hardwood floors. Unlike wood floors it can be installed just about anywhere, including bathrooms. To clean your laminate flooring all you have to do is sweep it or wipe it down with a damp cloth.

While there are a lot of reasons why a person would want to install laminate flooring in their homes there are also a few reasons why they wouldn’t want to use laminate flooring. If you are not good with DIY projects then installing a laminate floor may be too much for you to handle. Price can also make laminate flooring out of the reach of some homeowners. While you can find laminate flooring for under $1.00 per square foot, some of the higher end planks can be almost as expensive as hardwood planks. Finally, if you are trying to sell your home in an expensive neighborhood then laminate flooring may be seen as an inappropriate building material to use even though it is more durable than hardwood.