With the kitchen being one of the most highly trafficked rooms in your home, laminate is a great option for flooring due to its durability and wide range of style and color options. Laminate is also an economical and easy to maintain flooring option, saving you time and money when it comes to floor care.
Laminate Flooring Durability and High Traffic
Laminate flooring gets its durability from the four different layers it is comprised of. These layers include the balancing layer, for moisture protection and the core layer of resin soaked fiberboard that adds more water resistance and strength to the laminate. The next layer is the pattern layer, which gives the laminate its color, design, or pattern. The final layer is the wear layer, a clear resin layer that offers protection against moisture, gouges, scratches, and daily wear caused by high foot traffic.
When choosing laminate flooring for your kitchen, keep in mind that higher grade laminate will hold up to wear, fading, stains, and spills better than lower grade laminate, making it a better investment in the long run. It is also important to seek out slip resistant laminate to provide a safe walking surface.
Freedom to Design with Laminate’s Endless Style Options
Because laminate flooring is available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and natural designs, it is important to take the color scheme, cabinetry style, appliance colors, and even the size of your kitchen into account when choosing a design. Flooring color can be used to open up a room, add a bright splash of color like yellow or a bold accent like red, or can be used to accent and compliment your existing kitchen color scheme.
Pattern and texture are also important factors in choosing laminate flooring. Laminate is available with the classic hardwood look that is sleek and timeless, mimicking the textures and colors of real hardwood flooring. It is also available with textured natural stone patterns that can accent the room as well as tile patterns that offer the smooth and modern look of tile, without breaking your budget or requiring in-depth care and maintenance like real tile or stone. You can also have different styles or colors of laminate arranged into a pattern of your choice for a customizable look.
In addition to providing you with a durable and easy to care for flooring, laminate allows you to match your kitchen décor easily and hassle-free, by offering endless colors, patterns, and designs for you to choose from.
Call Twin Flooring today at 412-901-8946 to learn more about laminate flooring and how we can meet all of your flooring needs.