Laminate Flooring

All the Looks at a fraction of the Cost

Kitchen designers love to work with laminate kitchen flooring due to its versatility. Laminate is so trendy that people consider it as portable flooring.

Since it is installed by joining pieces to make a stretch of flooring, at the time of moving, you can simply dismantle it and take it along with you. Laminate flooring can be glued or assembled by joining interlocking pieces together.

Laminate flooring can look exactly the way that you want it to, because it is designed with just that thought in mind. The layer that you see under your feet is made of an image of your choice, covered with a clear layer of melamine. A layer of laminate can be up to half an inch think.

While installing laminate kitchen flooring, it is advisable to ensure that the base layer is flat. This base can be plywood, or an existing tile or vinyl floor.

It is not surprising that laminate flooring in your kitchen has become such a hit among homeowners. Because of the burgeoning interest, manufacturers have tried to provide a host of features that can make laminate flooring resemble any kind of flooring you would want, with most people going in for wood or tiled look.

Installation has also become much easier. While the old laminate flooring had to be necessarily glued together, the current variety comes with an interlocking mechanism that can be assembled almost seamlessly to make up the floor. Since there is a wide variation in quality, and therefore in cost, there is a laminate floor to suit just about any budget.

Pros and Cons of Laminate Kitchen Floors

Probably the biggest plus point of laminate flooring is its flexibility in looks and installation. This flooring is easy on the feet, cost effective and the appearance does not diminish with age. It is simple to maintain and scratch proof. Even if one plank is damaged, you can easily replace it. Laminate is also fire resistant due to its fire-retardant coating.

In terms of style choices, some users find laminate as limited. Laminate can also get dented. The fibreboard core is an issue with certain allergies. Moisture is also a problem, depending on quality of material.

Easy to maintain, these floating floors are made from recycled material like sawdust, wood chipping and other leftovers that are milled, dried and flattened out into floor panels that make up the kitchen flooring. If you are looking at transforming the appearance of your kitchen, yet must watch your budget, laminate kitchen flooring is ideal and durable.