Laminate flooring is generally a less expensive alternate to wood without the maintenance factor! Laminate flooring has a lot of great qualities. It is stain resistant, and you never have to buff, refinish or wax them. The only maintenance required for laminate wood floors is a general over the counter laminate floor cleaner. Laminate wood flooring has come a long way. With recent technology advances sometimes by just looking at laminate wood flooring you cannot tell the difference between real hardwood floors and laminate wood floors. Installation of laminate flooring is also less expensive and easier to install. Laminates can install over existing hard surface flooring like ceramic tile, vinyl, wood, parquet, etc. which means no costly charges for ripping up and removal of old flooring. It also means less installation mess! Today, laminate flooring is available in an array of styles, textures, colors, and finishes (matte finishes vs. gloss).
Laminate flooring is an ideal fit for every customer, from owners to renters. Pricing on laminate flooring also varies and as mentioned before, is generally less expensive than real hardwood floors. It is also an easier type of flooring to install for a novice do it yourself person.