Most homeowners and office users enjoy the elegant, timeless look of hardwood floors, right? Beautiful, yet simple, hardwood can sweep anyone off their feet. But take a closer look. Is your floor smooth and spotless, or there are some visible dents and scratch marks? Maybe that hardwood floor is not as nice as it originally was. If you want your floor to display a hardwood appearance but do not want the dents, scratches and fade marks associated with hardwood floors, laminate flooring may be the best thing for you. Laminate flooring is a composite material that resembles wood but it’s more durable and affordable. This type of floor has greatly revolutionized the construction sector in the last 30 years and continues to make significant changes and improvements over its hard-surface counterparts.
How Do I Choose The Best Multi-layer Synthetic Floor?
The Target Location
Buying a multi-layer synthetic floor isn’t as simple as you might think. You have to take several factors into consideration; the first being the target location for the laminate floor. Are you planning to cover an area that will see a lot of traffic? Alternatively, are you looking at a low traffic area? If you’re considering covering a high traffic area, you’ll definitely need thicker laminate tiles (say 12mm). Tiles with smaller cores can work well for low traffic areas. The core sizes of laminate tiles vary from around 6mm to 12mm, with the thicker cores being more stable than thinner ones. Additionally, thicker cores will stand up better to wear and tear than thinner cores.
Floating wood tiles are available both on the internet and probably from a local home decor store that also sells area rugs in Ottawa. It would be wise to look around so you can see just how affordable laminate flooring can be, and the hardware store will often have a display to show off the durability of their products.
How Long Are You Going To Stay in That Home?
If you are planning to move to a different home in the next few years, you may want to go with a lower quality and cheaper laminate flooring in Ottawa. Usually, when people buy a home, the flooring is the first thing that they change so there is no point in spending a lot of money on a floor when you are going to move homes. In fact, no one will notice your lesser quality floor when area rugs in Ottawa have been placed on it.
Most floating wood tiles come with 10-year long warranties. Like everything else, high-quality floor types will come with longer warranties (up to 20 years). Some can even come with a lifetime warranty. But, before making any purchase, ensure that you have read the warranty carefully as some may not cover floor placement in the kitchen or bathroom.
Multi-layer synthetic floors offer more superior options than many floor types. With options like oak, beech, cherry, merbau, maple, and walnut, laminate flooring is definitely a great choice for your flooring needs, regardless of price, mainly because of its great appearance and its ease of installation. You can be sure that laminate floor tiles will give you the look you want for your home, and probably at a considerably lower cost than what it emulates.