Laminate has come a long way since its inception in 1912. Nowadays, laminate is high-tech and highly diverse, and it is the perfect material for flooring. Laminate flooring offers homeowners a variety of benefits, with few drawbacks. Let’s dig into the pros and cons of laminate flooring.

The Pros of Laminate Flooring

Warm Tobacco Brown Flooring Installation - First Quality Interiors CharlotteLaminate flooring is durable, inexpensive, and aesthetically pleasing. Plus we carry a full catalog of laminate flooring options which provide all of the following benefits:

Longevity: Laminate flooring is undeniably long-lasting. Compared to hardwood flooring, laminate flooring is less likely to get scratched or dinged. That said, laminate flooring isn’t impervious (more on this unfortunate truth below). Laminate floors can last for decades on end. Plus, cleaning your laminate flooring is a breeze — just use a broom, or grab a mop for a deeper clean.

Affordability: If the price tag of your next flooring project is your concern, then laminate flooring is the way to go. For certain laminate flooring selections, you could be paying half of what you would pay for hardwood floors.

Aesthetics: We’ll say it again, laminate flooring has come a long way since its dawn in the early 1900s. While laminates used to have quirky patterns and odd colors, times have changed. Nowadays, you can find laminate flooring that is textured, colored, and patterned to your desires. Plus, you may not even be able to tell the difference between a laminate floor and an actual wood floor.

Our Vast Catalog: We’ve selected premium laminate flooring options from famous flooring providers. Plus, since we’ve partnered with our flooring providers, we can provide unparalleled pricing on our flooring installs and flooring materials. Find the perfect material for your home, and get started today!

The Cons of Laminate Flooring

While the best laminate flooring products mimic wood nearly perfectly, some textures will still look artificial to a scrutinous eye. If you’re looking for the warmest, most natural look, then you may want to go with real hardwood flooring.

In addition, if laminate does endure damage that penetrates the surface of the laminate, it can’t be sanded the way hardwood would be. You’ll have to replace damaged floorboards entirely. Fortunately, laminate flooring can withstand almost anything that you throw at it.

Still, if you want an affordable floor that looks great, and a floor that’s incredibly durable, go with laminate flooring.


Get Started With First Quality Interiors

Here at First Quality Interiors, we carry a catalog of laminate flooring options (as well as carpethardwood, and vinyl tile flooring options), and our flooring professionals provide expert installation services. If you live here in Charlotte or the surrounding area, we’re the outfit to call for any and all of your flooring installation needs. If you’re ready to get started, schedule a free flooring measurement to get a quote, and take a minute to select your favorite flooring product(s) right here online. We’ll give you an estimate and schedule your flooring installation right away!

Also, if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming flooring installation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more.