Selecting the best laminate flooring for your space can be more difficult than one would think. The litany of choices may overwhelm and confuse the consumer, but luckily, this guide is here to help you to sort through any dilemmas you may be having.
What Does Laminate Flooring Consist of?
Before committing to laminate flooring, you should know more about it. Laminate flooring is made up of four layers for complete durability. The backing layer is to prevent any moisture from seeping through. The core layer is for stain prevention, the photographic layer is responsible for how the flooring looks on the outside, and the wear layer is responsible for texture and foot resistance of the flooring.
Factors to Consider Before Purchasing Laminate Flooring
Quality: Laminate flooring comes with an echelon of quality with all sorts of different grades. The higher the grade of flooring, the better the outward appearance and durability there will be.
Costs: With the many grades of laminate flooring varying at different prices, cost is a big factor to consider. Luckily, with the vast variety of laminate flooring option, a consumer can easily find a laminate for their budget.
Usage: You should evaluate what grade of laminate you purchase by how much use you’ll put into the flooring. If your flooring will be exposed to a lot of foot traffic, then you should buy a higher quality laminate.
Thickness: Some people that if flooring isn’t thick enough, then it won’t be durable. This is a common misconception. When looking for a new laminate, look for ISO ratings of 9001 and 14,001 for reliable durability.
If you’re overwhelmed by your search for laminate flooring, and are looking for consultation along with quality choices for your home, Galaxie Floor Stores can help. You can reach us by visiting us or calling us at our Apple Valley (952-891-5100) and Bloomington (952-881-5825) location.