The Benefits of Laminate Flooring

Hardwood flooring has long been considered the standard of quality flooring. But within the past few decades, laminate flooring continues to grow in popularity. Find out why laminate flooring would work wonderfully for your home, and visit Floor Country in Winnipeg to see all of our laminate options.

Affordability
On average, laminate installation costs 50 percent less than hardwood. This is because, as Freshome states, “Laminate wood flooring is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures. The image of hardwood is then placed over the composite wood, covering it to form the laminate.”
Even if you were interested in doing your own installation, laminate flooring is considerably more affordable. The materials themselves are more cost-effective. On the whole, laminate flooring saves you money that could be reallocated to other home building or remodeling projects.

Durability
On average, laminate flooring lasts anywhere from 15-25 years, but can go as long as 30 years. This is longer than most people live in their house! While hardwood tends to be a selling point for those putting their house on the market, laminate is a less-expensive option that still is a worthy, long-term investment.
Depending on the type of hardwood flooring, there will likely be more visible wear and tear, particularly in high-traffic areas. The top layer of laminate flooring provides a bit more protection than hardwood flooring can offer.

Lower Maintenance
Laminate flooring resists scratches better than hardwood can. It also withstands moisture and general wear and tear, and lasts a long time.
For as durable as hardwood is, a good deal of care and maintenance is required to ensure it lasts. Laminate might have the distinguished look of hardwood, but it’s going to save money, save you time, and do the job just fine.

Find Your Laminate Flooring at Floor Country
From choosing your laminate floor to installation day and all the days to follow, we know that you’ll find the utmost satisfaction with Floor Country. But don’t take our word for it — watch our video testimonials, and stop by our store in Winnipeg to talk with a team member or to start browsing laminate options! We look forward to seeing you and helping you make your house feel even more like home.