From its invention in the 1970’s laminate’s popularity has only grown and today it’s not likely you’ll walk into a home without it in at least one room. This is thanks to its fantastic qualities which make it such a good choice for any room, whatever your personal circumstances. But like anything it does have its negatives too, so let’s explore it in more detail.
This is very important when it comes to our flooring and most of us would walk away if we found out that our flooring would wear through in a few years. However, this is not the case with laminate. It is incredibly durable and will last for many years without showing wear. It is also resistant to stains, scratches and water however these can happen so just be mindful. The only snag with laminate is that if you do damage it, it’s likely that you’ll need to put up with it or replace the whole floor as it can’t easily be repaired. So, despite its impressive durability this is a setback so just be aware to avoid disappointment.
We all love a bargain and laminate is often chosen because it’s cheaper than alternatives. This makes it great for those of you who are on a tighter budget or those first-time buyers who need a cheap fix. However, like anything that’s cheap they never last as long as the dearer ones so it might be worth investing in a good quality laminate, as you might have to replace it sooner!
Although we can’t say that laminate lives up to the beauty of real wood, it comes pretty close for the amount of money you’re saving. It comes in very realistic impressions of natural products such as stone and wood that often it’s nearly impossible to tell them apart!