Ever say to yourself, when looking at high-gloss wood floors in the design publications, “Gee, I wish I could afford that.” Now you can.
It's a realistic simulation of wood, tile or stone, but at a much more budget-friendly price. The images are created with digital photography so they're clear and accurate; you'll see knots, raised grains, veinings, swirls, and vibrant colors. Embossing is available to give the floors texturing like wire-brushed, hand-scraped, distressed or antiqued.
Laminate floors have such a high end look we’re seeing them in every room in the house, such as the bedroom. We’re also seeing it in some pretty expensive homes. Laminate comes in a wide assortment of species, colors, patterns, and designs, as well as a matte or gloss finish.
No, but laminate can be almost waterproof if it’s installed correctly. When something resists water, it means there's always a possibility that some liquid can get through. Waterproof means it is impervious.
Make sure the boards or tile-sized pieces are very close and fit tightly together. If so, you’ll be fine.
Since it is made from wood byproducts and, since wood can be damaged by water, it’s important to wipe spills immediately. Ask the retailer for more advice regarding this flooring.
It’s also easy to clean and simple to install.