For many homeowners, while hardwood flooring is beautiful and luxurious, thanks to modern technology, laminate flooring offers a practical and affordable alternative. It can offer the same beautiful look as hardwood, while cutting costs and care dramatically.
Since laminate is waterproof, scratch resistant and resists stains, it’s flexible and durable enough to be used in rougher environments like a kitchen and bathroom, as well as a dining room. Laminate is also relatively easy to clean. However, since it’s made up of four layers, sometimes water or cleaning fluid can seep in between layers, causing some of the fibers to absorb water and swell. This tends to happen with poorly produced and cheap laminate flooring, so it’s always a good idea to wipe spills up immediately.