When thinking about a new flooring option for your kitchen, there are many different choices you can make. But there is one choice that seems to beat out every other option: laminate. Let’s take a look at the advantages of laminate flooring.
Laminate Flooring Explained
Laminate can look like many other flooring options but what is it really? Laminate actually has four different layers to it. The top layer is called the “wear” layer and it protects the floor from stains, fading, and resists scuffs and scratches. The second layer is the “design” layer that gives this flooring its look. It is actually a photographic image of wood, stone, or other visual effect that is glued to the “inner core.” The inner core is the layer of plastic resin that gives this flooring its structural strength and keeps it stable and flat. The final layer is the “backing” which creates a moisture barrier to protect the floor from warping. Together this floor is beautiful as well as durable.
Advantages of Laminate
Laminate flooring has many different benefits over other flooring options. One of the main benefits is music to the ears of any business person: easy to clean. That’s right, laminate flooring is known for being easy to clean as well as keep clean. Sweeping and using a damp mopping on a regular basis will keep your laminate floor looking new. You can avoid damage and stains by cleaning up liquid spills as soon as possible. Laminate flooring is also extremely kid and pet friendly. This flooring surface is resistant to dents and scratches, making it perfect for a home with pets. It is also resistant to mold and bacteria, which makes it great for kids. This flooring comes in many different design options to mimic stone, wood, as well as other visual effects. But unlike wood flooring, you do not have to refinish the floors in order to keep them looking great. They can be installed in any room of your home, including the kitchen and bathroom!
Laminate flooring is extremely durable and easy to keep clean in your kitchen. To view your laminate design options, make an in-home appointment with a Jim Boyd’s Flooring America representative or stop into the show room to see our options!
Contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America
Jim Boyd’s Flooring America, located in Timonium, MD, will provide you will all the best flooring tips and flooring options. We carry everything from carpeting and hardwood flooring, to ceramic tiles and vinyl flooring. Whether you’re looking to improve your home or business, we have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to take on your project and do it right. If you’ve got questions, don’t hesitate to call our experts for advice. Call 410-667-0620 or click here to contact us.