Thinking about laminate wood flooring for your home? This type of flooring offers a versatile, easy to clean alternative to traditional wood flooring. If you want the look and style of wood, with the added benefit of floors that are easy to clean, laminate is the way to go. With a wide variety of wood grains and colours to choose from, you’ll also be able to create a modern look that suits your style. Keep reading to find out more about laminate wood flooring.
Biggest Benefits of Laminate Wood Flooring
From a streamlined look to a variety of styles and easy up-keep, here are the biggest advantages of laminate wood flooring.
Many people love the look of wood. However, as wood is installed as planks, you can clearly see the joins of each plank. Laminate flooring, on the other hand, is installed as planks using a special system that interlocks the planks together with almost invisible joins. This means that the flooring has a sleek, streamlined look once the flooring is installed. If you use laminate flooring in passages, bedrooms, offices, living rooms or even covered balconies or patios, the result is an even flow that gives the illusion of more space.
Variety of styles
The variety of laminate styles available is huge. You will find many classic wood replicas, from oak to pine or even driftwood. The planks are designed to give a grain that mimics natural wood patterns. Besides the grain and wood look, you can also choose from a variety of colours. If you want the look of wood with a more modern colour, you can try a grey-toned laminate. If you want something more authentic, a realistic gold, brown or cherry colour will be ideal in any home.
Easy to clean
Laminate is easy to clean once it's installed, without the need to varnish and sand planks as you would need to do with wooden floors. Floors can be vacuumed or swept, then wiped clean with a damp swifter mop using a regular multi-purpose floor cleaner or plain water. As there are no visible joints, dust and particles do not fall beneath planks. The one rule to remember with laminate is that water must never sit on the flooring to prevent the surface from rippling. Always make sure that you clean up spills right away.
MHC World offers a range of flooring options to suit any home, including a selection of laminate wood flooring styles.