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Laminate Flooring- Six Popular Styles

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

wood-flooring-options6 Attractive Types of Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is available in a wide range of styles. From the slate effect to stone tiles and classic wood laminate, there is a great flooring option to match the intended look and feel. Here are a few of the most popular laminate flooring types:

Oak

Solid oak flooring is certain to be a very appealing option for the home and easily complements most styles of decor. However, it is an extremely expensive option and also needs a lot of ongoing maintenance. Alternatively, the oak laminate flooring is a practical substitution to give the stunning look of real oak and is much more affordable, especially if laying the laminate in a large area. Plus, this type of flooring is easy to maintain.

Walnut

The walnut laminate is atmospheric and dark to help create the perfect ambiance in the home. The laminate can be made to look much like real wood with its unique grain and knot detail. The natural dark color means a room is given a neutral base for greater freedom to decorate and style the walls and furnishing. Also, it helps to add a touch of warmth to a room which makes it a practical choice for the bedroom.

natural-wood-flooringHickory

The hickory laminate is a great way to introduce a warm tone to the home. This flooring is available in several shades including the grays, beige and warm reds. It is a very stylish and classic option that will look perfect in any home receiving a modern makeover.

Chestnut

The chestnut laminate has a traditional look and gives the classic look to any living space in the home. It has a very distinctive grain detail which helps to enhance its all-round authenticity.

Also, this type of laminate can be finished with a worn look to create a feeling of yesteryear. The classic look makes it an extremely versatile option and easily goes with most color schemes.

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Choosing Between Wood Flooring Options

Friday, October 28th, 2016

living-room-designWood Flooring – Hardwood, Engineered Wood, or Laminate?

Hardwood is a Natural Choice

Some houses have wood flooring in every room. Most however feature a mix of wood, carpeting, and tile, if not vinyl and linoleum. Hardwood flooring is relatively expensive, and is not always the best choice for every room in the house, nor is it usually needed in every room. You can of course have wood flooring in any room you choose to, even bathrooms and utility rooms, if you are willing to take the time to keep it well maintained.

Hardwood is a natural choice for living rooms, dining rooms, and great rooms. One problem you might run into is what to do if you don’t want to spend too much for hardwood flooring, but you have several rooms or hallways that run together, and you would prefer to have the same flooring throughout. It can be a dilemma.

laminate-floor-careThere is much to be said about Laminates as Well

If affordability is the issue, laminate can be a good option. Laminate has a number of things going for it. It is much less expensive than hardwood, it can be made to look like hardwood, and it is much easier to install than hardwood flooring. If you can figure out which side of a plank is up, you can install a laminate floor yourself. No nails or screws are needed. The planks simply snap together.

Laminate is also long lasting, though not as much so as is real hardwood, but there’s an upside to that as well. Laminate is as easy to remove as it is to install if the time should come you want to replace your existing floor. One downside of laminate, and a fairly important one, is it will do little if anything to increase the resale value of your home, whereas hardwood flooring tends to make your entire house look more expensive. If on the other hand, you are planning to stay in your home until you are carried out, the resale issue may not be important.

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Wood Laminate Flooring Care

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

mcgann-furniture-flooring-carpet-design-center4 Tips to Keep Your Wood Laminate Flooring Shiny and Bright

by Andrew Stratton

If you are planning to install laminate flooring in your home, it is important that you know how to take care of it. This type of floor, also called floating wood tile, is very low maintenance, but it can become less attractive if you don’t care for it in the proper way.

Here are some laminate flooring care tips:

Sweep or Vacuum with a Microfiber Dust Mop

One of the best ways to take care of your laminate flooring is to use a microfiber dust mop. These mops are perfect for picking up dust and small crumbs that can gather in corners. You can also dampen a microfiber cloth and use it as a wet mop as well. These mops are soft and gentle and won’t cause streaks. String or sponge mops are notorious for causing unsightly streaks and marks on your floating wood tile, so it is best to avoid using those if possible.

Use a Gentle Cleaning Solution

When you are mopping the tile, be sure you are using a very gentle cleaning solution. Floating wood laminate tile can be cleaned with a simple combination of dish soap and warm water. You don’t need to use any specialized cleaners or solutions to provide a shiny finish. (more…)