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Robinetta Fevre Laminate Flooring August 02, 2018 01:06:24
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.
Installing laminate floors is something that many DIY`s can do by themselves or with the help of a few friends. Laminate floors have become a popular home upgrade since they are easy to put in and don`t take nearly as long as when installing hardwood floors or real tile or stone. Installation again is by floating the floor - gluing the planks together and ensuring a firm join by using a floor clamp. A sheet of foam underlay is placed between the concrete floor and the hardwood floor to provide insulation and for warmth under foot. Any type of hardwood floors can be scratched, but scratches are pretty easy to repair. If a laminate floor is scratched or tears, it is not very easily repaired. Hardwood comes in a variety of strip and plank options. Strip flooring is 21/4" wide and can be used to visually enlarge the size of a room. Hardwood and laminate flooring is a durable, reliable investment, and Wood Floor Paradise has the best selection of textures and styles at the most affordable prices, so visit today!