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Go creative with laminate on the floor, walls, stairs!

Ever look on Pinterest? For those not familiar, it’s a social media website, and it has some of the most gorgeous pictures and creative uses of anything from laminate flooring and interior design to food.

When it comes to the floor, you can create any unique style. There’s wood-look laminate, but also so many patterns and colors, so you can design anything from those diamond shaped designs to basket weaves, and also a surface that even looks like a jigsaw puzzle.

Talk about fun!
But what to do with those leftover scraps?
The fun doesn’t end with the floor. Here are some things you can do with leftover laminate:

●Glue it to your bar top, sure to be the showstopper of your party!
●Spruce up your kitchen by adding pieces to cabinets or peninsula fronts, or even glue in a few pieces to countertops.
●Create wall art. Frame the laminate, and put it up on the wall.
●Create “wood” wall panels. If you don’t have enough for the entire wall, create an accent wall panel within a wall.
●Re-purpose an old table. Many use paint and varnish, but wood-look laminate or something unique, such as a hexagon design, will “wow” everyone.
●Indulge in some arts and crafts projects: coasters, signs, scrapbook covers, wooden chair mats, decoupage, etc.
●Put it on stair risers to coordinate a look with the treads.
●Use around shelves.
Can laminate be used for a kitchen backsplash?
Yes, it makes for a great backsplash, but it’s better to glue it to particleboard, as opposed to drywall, because adhesives stick better with a clean, dry area.

Right now floor-to-ceiling backsplashes are hot. What’s more, it can become the focal point of your kitchen, and when carefully coordinated with flooring, tables, counters and more, you’ll have a room that will draw everyone’s attention.
Advantages of laminate
●Highly water resistant. Keep in mind this isn’t the same as waterproof, so don’t submerge it in water, or it will get into the seams and cause damage, not to mention mold.
●Durable: It’s made of pressed wood, which is very tough. That makes it scratch and water-resistant, and able to stand up to much wear and tear.
●Price. It’s a fraction of the cost of real wood, tile or stone.
●Easy to maintain. Wipe or sweep. For more thorough cleaning, use a manufacturer-approved soap.

Feel free to come into the Dragon Scale Flooring showroom in Laurel, MD, and we’ll be happy to tell you more.