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Laminate: Trendy Fad or Long-Lasting Look?

At our Dragon Scale Flooring showroom in Laurel, MD, our on-site pros answer a wide assortment of questions about surfacing materials, in particular which ones are long-lasting, and which ones are just passing fads. While some colors and appearance styles are indeed more of a trend, laminate flooring is certainly nothing of the like. Attractive, durable, affordable, easy to maintain, and eco-friendly, its long list of attributes will no doubt make you fall in love with this fantastic flooring option. Without further ado, let’s dive into why you may want to consider laminate for your next renovation:

The one-of-a-kind appearance of laminate is what places it in a league of its own. With the ability to mimic any look you want, like reclaimed or distressed wood, even ceramic planks, that means you can choose any design you want for your home, and not have to worry about surfacing materials being too pricey for your reno.

A huge advantage to opting for laminate floors is its durable nature. As the planks are coated with aluminum oxide, its surface easily holds up to dents, fading, stains, and scratches. In many cases, more so than other similar surfacing materials on the market.

The vast majority of homeowners are in search of surfacing alternatives that are affordable. And, thanks to its low-cost manufacturing process, laminate flooring ends up being substantially less expensive than other hard surfacing selections, once it gets shipped to warehouses and showrooms. But don’t be worried by this feature; laminate is by far one amazingly tough material!

Easy to Maintain
If you have a busy household chalk full of messy pets and even messier kids, you’re no doubt on the lookout for things that make like easier in the cleaning department. This is exactly what you get with laminate floors, as they’re incredibly easy to maintain. Oh sure, you’ll still need to clean it every week, though frequency depends upon location and foot-traffic, but you’ll likely not find an easier flooring material to maintain!

There’s something very special about this surfacing solution: it is eco-friendly! As it is made of genuine wood, it can be recycled or reused, making it a sustainable option for homeowners who are eco-conscious. Want the same look in another room? Wish you could just remove those laminate planks and install them in another room? Well, guess what, you can! With easy installation and easy removal, you can move this flooring around to any part of your home. Now that’s eco-friendly!