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Serve Your Budget, Your Taste, and Your Practical Needs With Beautiful Laminate Floors

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 180

Stone, tile, and wood laminate floors provide an attractive, affordable alternative to traditional flooring options. Learn what benefits this modern material can provide in terms of cost, performance, and looks.

The floor of your home does a lot of work. It literally supports you and your family's busy lifestyle, and it functions as a visual incarnation of your taste. At times, it can feel like these elements--your practical needs and your aesthetic sensibility--are at odds when it comes to choosing a flooring material. When you add into the mix the desire for something that won't break the bank, it can feel nigh on impossible to settle on a workable flooring option! Those three elements, however--affordability, beauty, and practicality--are exactly what expert flooring contractors provide when they install laminate floors.

Modern laminate floors simulate the look of other hard floor materials--usually wood, stone, or ceramic tile. While the latter three are perfectly good flooring options, they can be incredibly expensive to install. This is where the first major benefit of laminate lies. Laminate is actually a very thin, durable synthetic material made of melamine resin (a type of plastic) and fiber board materials, and topped with a sealed photographic image of wood, stone, or tile. In terms of both the cost of the labor needed to put the floor in place, and the cost of the raw materials, laminate is by far the more affordable option. Your flooring contractor will be able to give you detailed cost comparisons so that you can see how laminates stack up in terms of overall expense.

When it comes to the look of the floor you want, laminates also get the job done with ease. While these floor coverings are not actually wood, stone, or tile, the top layer's photographic image means that they look exactly like those materials. So, if you want a beautiful look but need to keep the cost factor under control, the laminate install option is a great way to go.

The last and, perhaps, most important factor to consider in terms of flooring is performance. Can this flooring stand up to the demands of a busy, active household? The answer is a resounding yes. A laminate floor is actually one of the most durable flooring options that you will find on the market today. While these floors are thin, they're incredibly dense and strong. The top layer is also well sealed and protected so that even heavy foot traffic won't leave a mark.

Laminate flooring is an excellent option if you're looking for a floor covering that provides beauty and durability without costing an arm and a leg. Contact your local floor contractor today to find out what kind of laminate choices they have available!

Penny Jones is a homeowner and an Internet marketer for Prospect Genius, a leader in effective search engine optimization for local businesses.

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