laminate flooring is versatile
Laminate flooring can simulate the look of dozens of different natural hardwood materials. The printing process can also reproduce the appearance of a variety of natural stone, and ceramic flooring materials.
Laminate flooring is easy to install and can be installed almost everywhere
While it cannot be installed over carpet, laminate flooring can be installed over almost any existing floor in the home. This removes the hassle and expense of having to remove existing flooring before installing new laminate materials.
The installation of a laminate click together floor is one of the easiest do it yourself flooring projects you can undertake, you do not even need to use adhesive. You just roll down a sheet of underlayment material, and then snap the planks or tiles of the floor into one another. An entire room can usually be finished in just a day or two.
One of the drawbacks To Installing Laminate Floors
Laminate floors can not be refinished. They have a single wear layer, and when that is damaged the individual piece needs to be replaced. Over time the wear layer on the entire floor will degrade and scratches will appear on the surface of laminate materials. When this occurs the entire floor will need to be replaced.
Not the same feel as hardwood or tile
While laminate can simulate the look of hardwood, stone, or brick perfectly, the illusion fades as soon as you feel the material with your bare hands. While embossing can provide a textural surface for laminates, the material itself has a man-made feel that makes it obvious that this is not a natural floor surface.