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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Laminated Wood Flooring

Looks good and is virtually hassle free
Laminate floors are durable, easy to clean and require very little maintenance. They are a great cheap alternative to hardwood flooring. Let’s face it, floors are the part of your home that take the most abuse. Installing laminate flooring is not rocket science and you can easily get your laminate flooring in place without messing up and having to redo it. So, what if you have never done it before?  Give it a try!

How to
maintain Laminate flooring 
One of the best things about laminate flooring is that it is not affected by sunlight and although it is  slippery when wet, it does not scratch as badly as hardwood floors. Water does not affect laminate floors unless you let it pool. Cleaning is as easy as sweeping or vacuuming first to remove any dust or debris and then using warm water, a very mild cleaning solution and a sponge mop and clean with smooth even strokes.

Wring out any excess water. Remember your laminate floor hates pooling. Make it a rule to always clean spills immediately. Once this becomes a habit, cleaning won’t be a tedious chore and your choice of flooring will last longer if you don’t drag around metal or heavy wooden furniture.

Laminate Floor Installation
Installation for laminated floors is by a method called floating floors. Previously, all wood floors had to be nailed down and ceramic floors had to be attached to the sub floor using mortar. Laminate flooring does not require any such specific skills to install. You can install a laminate floor on virtually any surface. If you can fix a kid’s jigsaw puzzle, fixing cheap laminate flooring will be almost as easy. Laminate floors expand in response to humidity therefore a few millimetres of space between the laminate flooring and wall allows for this expansion.

Laminate Or Tiled Flooring
Laminate or tiled flooring comes in various patterns and designs, and can be visually appealing. It creates an instant feel of cleanliness as soon as it is cleaned. These flooring options do not contain fibres to soak up moisture or stains, and are resilient against rough treatment.

Tiles flooring is also a great way to provide a hassle free floor medium

1 comment :

  1. The best thing about laminate flooring is that , laminate flooring gives a gorgeous look to the floors and they are easy to maintain instead of wood flooring.