If you are not interested in real hardwood flooring in New Jersey, we have the perfect alternative for you, laminate flooring. Mimicking the appearance of real wood, both in texture and in sheen, laminate is an environmentally-friendly alternative that is extremely durable and considerably less expensive than other flooring choices.
Installation of laminate flooring is similar to hardwood floor installations. The laminate comes in boards that are cut to the proper size and pieced together, just like hardwood. One of the best features of laminate flooring is its ability to replicate just about any kind of flooring, from wide plank flooring, to bamboo, to Brazilian cherry; even marble or brick. No matter what kind of flooring style you prefer, you will find a laminate flooring to suit your needs.
What Is Laminate Flooring?
A standard laminate floor is made up of four durable layers. The top layer, known as the wear layer, is a clear coating containing aluminum oxide, which protects the board from stains, physical abuse, and fading. The second layer is known as the design layer, which is the photographic image of your flooring choice: wood, brick, stone or ceramic. The third layer is the inner core and is the strongest part of the laminate, consisting of a tough plastic resin that keeps the laminate stable and flat. The final, bottom layer, known as the backing, creates a moisture barrier that protects your floor from warping.
There are quite a few benefits laminate flooring can provide for you and your home in Union County, New Jersey: price, adaptability to your existing floor/subfloor, ease of cleaning, as well as health benefits.
Probably the most appealing benefit to a homeowner is the price of laminate flooring. Costing less than half the price of hardwood and less expensive than carpet, this flooring choice will be easy on your wallet. The durability of laminate flooring will save you money in the long run because it stands up to daily wear and tear for years to follow installation.
Laminate flooring can easily be installed on nearly every type of sub-floor ranging from concrete, ceramic, existing vinyl, or even wood flooring; as long as the sub-floor is level, clean and dry it can be installed directly on top. If your sub-floor has an increased moisture level, a laminate floor is a wise choice for you because of the protective barrier it creates.
Cleaning your laminate floor is simple. Because of the protective top wear layer, spills and stains are instantly repelled, making it easy to quickly sweep, vacuum, or mop. This ease of cleaning can also benefit those with allergies because it does not allow dust or bacteria to collect like a floor covered with carpet does. Laminate flooring is naturally resistant to the growth of mold and bacteria. In addition, it can also be treated with special allergen resistant and anti-bacterial coatings, to aid your health. Laminate flooring’s airtight locking system and tough plastic exterior creates a shield against moisture that wants to creep in and cause mold.
At Selecta Flooring, we recommend BerryAlloc laminate flooring. BerryAlloc is a leading creator of interior design and home decoration for both residential and commercial projects, focusing on sustainable production and high-quality materials. BerryAlloc is constantly working to bring new advancements to the world of laminate flooring and provides the best product to the widest number of consumers. All of BerryAlloc’s products come with a lifetime warranty for residential use.