Cost Effective: Laminate flooring is most cost effective in comparison to any other flooring option, especially compared to hardwood and tile. This material will most likely save you money in the long run because it lasts and doesn’t need to be replaced often. Unlike hardwood, tile or carpet, laminate does not fade from exposure to sunlight. Laminate is also stain resistant and generally scratch resistant as well.
Easy Install: Installing laminate flooring may be the easiest flooring material to install for someone that is a DIY’er. The tongue and groove click systems that come with laminate are user friendly, and make putting the floor together a “snap.” Laminate can also be placed on any type of subfloor because it doesn’t need to be nailed down or glued. Another benefit is that laminate can be installed over radiant heat floors.
Style Variety: There is a wide variety of high-resolution “wood variations,” and “tile variations” which gives you a multitude of style options. One of the best advantages to laminate is the abundance of choices that are not restricted by price.
Easy Cleaning: Cleaning laminate flooring does not require and special products in order to clean it. Dusting the floor or running a hard surface vacuum over the floor is all that is needed. Using vinegar and water will clean heavily soiled spills. Laminate is also a very sanitary product due to its airtight locking system, which also creates a shield against moisture. Unlike hardwood, laminate will not swell or shrink if moisture gets in.