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It used to be that laminate didn`t compare to hardwood because of its high gloss and the way it echoed when walked on. Yet with quality selections and underlayment in today`s market, laminate rivals the look and feel of real wood. To come close to hardwood, it`s important to choose a superior underlayment that absorbs sound. And with a quality laminate selection that captures the true image of hardwood, you can enjoy wood grains and color blending that would be seen with the real thing. Laminate is cheaper than hardwood, but the savings come from more than just the product. Since laminate flooring can be installed on your own, you don`t have to pay the high cost of labor as with other types of flooring. If you require assistance, flooring companies provide this for an added cost, but many do-it-yourselfers are able to successfully install laminate with no problem.
Traditionally, laminate floors used adhesive glues to bond the edges of the floorboards together. Although effective, the glues could be messy and lost their tackiness over time. Also, this method included an extra step where an additional rubber sealant would be used over the cracks in order to prevent moisture from seeping in. Newer laminate choices use a tongue-and-groove installation method that allows the floorboards to interlock with each other like a puzzle. This method is simple and efficient and has the boards "floating" over the underlayment. To add to the ease of installation, laminate can be installed just about anywhere, including over existing floors and above or below grade applications, such as basements. Hardwood on the other hand, can only be installed in above grade areas.