There are many different flooring options to choose from nowadays, perhaps you are looking at some of these options for your new home, or maybe you are considering changing your old flooring.  So, what can we say about laminate flooring?  Is it a good option? 

 

Of course, when making this kind of decision, you need to factor in what is best for your own home and comfort.  It’s also important to look at the pros and cons.

 

There are many advantages with laminate flooring, for example, its usually easy to install and often a cheaper option than other types of flooring.  That means at a reasonably low cost, you can transform a room.

 

Laminate flooring comes in many styles and colors.  The majority of these styles fall under the hardwood look category, but you can also select granite or marble effect.

 

As is the case with real hardwood flooring, laminate is installed by fitting together panels or pieces until the entire floor is done.  It is generally made from fiberboard with a melamine resin

 

Some of the disadvantages to using this sort of laminate flooring is that melamine resin contains formaldehyde.  If you do your research though, it is possible to find products that contain less toxins.

 

It’s important to check the subfloor before installing laminate flooring because if there has been a leak of some kind or it contains a lot of moisture, this could result in the laminate becoming warped or buckling.  Another problem that can arise is that this flooring type could shift or move.

 

After looking at just a few of the pros and cons of laminate flooring, we can see that it can be a great low cost option but care should be taken when installing it, and make sure the floor underneath is in good condition.