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Villetta Landais Laminate Flooring August 02, 2018 01:13:02
Hardwood floors have been used in houses and even in palaces for centuries. Laminate floors, however, are a modern invention that is around 30 years old. (Laminate floors consist of laminated blocks of various designs, including those that have the appearance of hardwood flooring.) Hardwood floors come with their own benefits. They feel more real and they sound like wood (because they are real wood), giving the entire house a royal feel. A hardwood floor has a more natural feel than a laminate floor. Laminate floors have a thick pad underneath, which makes it feel spongy and floating while hardwood floors provide a sturdier, firmer feel. Often the cost of putting up a hardwood floor and a laminate floor is almost the same. It is for this reason that hardwood floors are seeing another surge in popularity.
Whichever installation method you choose, you can install laminate quickly, completing a whole flooring project in one weekend. This is much easier than the hammering and nailing that goes into hardwood floors, which is a more labor-intensive procedure that generally requires the assistance of professional floor installation companies. Another criticism of laminate was that it didn`t leave much time for spills to be cleaned up, as water would seep in between the seams. These unexpected spills would cause the floors to buckle, thus damaging their natural appearance. With improvements to the laminate and subflooring, this is no longer an issue. As long as spills are cleaned up promptly and aren`t left to sit, the flooring will remain intact. This makes laminate an appropriate option for bathrooms and kitchens where spills are commonplace. For added protection in these areas of the home, it`s recommended that light dabs of glue are added to the tongue of the planks.