If you are like many people, the words "laminate flooring" might conjure up images of your grandma's plastic looking avocado green kitchen with oddly speckled, dull-colored flooring that would make a school cafeteria floor look like the floors of the Taj Mahal. There was a time, long ago, when this image would have been understandable and, all too sadly, accurate.
Things have come a long way since then, however. Over the years, technological advances in materials fabrication as well as the rise in quality of digital printing, have ushered in a new golden age of popularity for laminate floors. Gone are the days of speckled salmon and avocado-colored faux tile, leaving in their place a whole new generation of beautiful and affordable flooring options, that re-create more traditionally beautiful flooring styles at a fraction of their cost. Here is a quick list of reasons why America has re-kindled their love affair with this nearly forgotten flooring option.
1. It's Fly for DIY!
Because laminate flooring comes in planks or strips designed to simply snap together, it is an extremely accessible DIY project for those with even the most modest of DIY chops. This saves you a lot of money on the install as well as offering the joy of having improved your home with your own hands. Who doesn't like to brag about doing their own home improvements?!
2. It's a Huge Hit With the Tree Community!
Since laminate flooring is made entirely out of artificial materials, you can rest easy in the knowledge that no trees were harmed in the making of your floor. This means no old growth or exotic trees need be sacrificed to have a gorgeous floor in your home.
For this reason, laminate flooring has tested through the roof amongst the "hardwood trees between the ages of 150-300 years" demographic.
3. The Price is Nice
Arguably, the greatest feature of laminate flooring is the price. As we mentioned earlier, you can save on the install cost by installing it yourself, but the savings go beyond that.
Laminate flooring allows those who have a lower flooring budget, attain the look of other more expensive flooring options, without completely breaking the bank. Those advances in digital printing alluded to earlier have made almost any style of flooring possible to be re-created in laminate flooring.
Now your floors can look the way you want them to, without having to part with an arm or a leg in the process.
If you have questions about laminate flooring, or are looking to explore other flooring options, Completely Floored would love to help you sort through it all! Just call or stop by our showroom in Everett, WA, and our knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to show you around and help you find the flooring solution that is right for you and your budget.