Is Laminate Flooring Right for You?

A homeowner installing a laminate floor tile.

Laminate flooring is an economical and versatile option for your home.

There is a common misconception that laminate flooring can have a dated, or cheap look to it.  However, when the best flooring components are used and the installation is done correctly, laminate can have far more advantages that could be right for you or your home. Let’s briefly take a look at some of those advantages and see if laminate is right for you!

Simple Installation

One of the biggest bonuses to opting for a laminate floor, is that the installation process is quick and effortless. Unlike other, more expensive alternatives, modern laminate designs are known for their simple click and lock feature, making it ideal for fast assembly — even over existing carpeting or other flooring. Whereas natural hardwood flooring can take up to a month to settle and become properly acclimated to its new environment, laminate flooring can be completely installed ready for foot traffic in less than two days.

Should you ever change your mind or the floor requires maintenance, laminate is also easy to remove and replace.


Laminate is made up of four layers, the top of which is a high-resolution photographic image of other flooring alternatives. Because of this, there are endless options of laminate designs, making the most versatile flooring option. You can easily replicate the look of natural hardwood or stone with only a fraction of the price. The inner core of the laminate flooring is primarily composed of high-density fiberboard that remains flat, moisture-resistant and durable, adding to the laminate’s overall longevity.

A Healthy Alternative

Laminate flooring is simple to clean and is resistant to mold, bacteria, and stains, making it one of the healthiest options for you and your family or visitors. Unlike carpeting or many hardwood options, laminate is ideal if you have pets in your home, as fur and other allergens are simply swept away or vacuumed. You can even opt to lay down additional allergen-resistant or anti-bacterial stains and coatings to secure those health benefits!

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.

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