Laminate Flooring Available in Several Patterns
Another flooring option is laminate, which comes in several patterns. Laminate flooring is composed of several layers. The layers include a backer core, the decorative design layer and the top wear-layer. It may be pre-finished and is less likely to suffer from expansion and contraction than wood flooring. On the market for about 10 years, it is quickly growing in popularity.
Advantages of Laminate Flooring:
- Easy to install.
- Easy to maintain.
- Several types are durable.
- Most laminates can't be refinished. Once the finish is worn, the product must be replaced.
- Not recommended for areas subject to moisture.
- Laminates range widely in price but can be a suitable alternative to hardwood flooring. Products that use a floating floor installation method may require underlay that can affect the total cost of the project.