Thanks to the multilayers, this resists scratches, scuffs, and dents, and because it's so durable, it's less susceptible to wear and tear from running dogs, scratching cats, and foot traffic. Because of the top, clear aluminum oxide coating, the floor is protected, and it's less susceptible to fading from sunlight. These floors can last upwards of 25 years.
The best laminate flooring is 10-mm or 12-mm thick, not counting the underlayment. While it comes in a range of thicknesses, a more robust surface hides subfloor imperfections, is quieter, and has more design options. If you select a wood look, it is advised to go as high as possible for a quality, authentic, hard surface feeling.
These floors are low maintenance, with only daily sweeping and periodic mopping needed. Use a manufacturer-approved cleaner and avoid waxy-shine promoting substances as they can dull. If you feel you need more shine, seek the advice of a flooring expert. Installation can be an easy and uncomplicated floating floor where the pieces click together, mat, then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue.
Did you know that laminate flooring water-resistance can be enhanced with a great installation? We use caulking and joint extender when necessary but, whether it's a more complicated tongue and groove or an easier floating floor, you can always be assured of a high quality installation. Visit the Cheap Charlies Flooring showroom in Newport, NC
for information and a free laminate flooring quote, especially if you live in or around Newport, NC, Jacksonville, NC, New Bern, NC, Atlantic Beach, NC, Emerald Isle, NC, Havelock, NC, Morehead City, NC, Beaufort, NC, Cape Carteret, NC and Swansboro, NC.