One of the things that’s good about laminate flooring in a family setting is it’s cheap, easy to install, and has very low maintenance which is very helpful when it comes to having a family. Your life is busy enough, why make it busier with having to keep up a high maintenance floor, and it won’t break your bank which also helps when starting or having a family, because you have very limited funds.
The installation of laminate floor is easy because most of the time laminate flooring uses click and locking assembly, which saves you time and money on hammering and buying nails. Some of the bad things about laminate floors is that they don’t have the same wow factor as like solid hardwood floors. While there are many styles to choose from with laminate flooring, hardwood floors will always have more. That doesn’t mean hardwood flooring is better it just looks nice some things to consider with hardwood flooring is cost, time to install it, and safety.
Hardwood floors are more expensive then laminated floors, they are much more time consuming to install and you have to be perfect or the whole floor will look weird and not be perfect. That’s not the case with laminate floors all you have to do is place the flooring where you want it and then begin locking it into place. All the work is done except for the installing that’s your job and like already stated is very easy. Then you also have to worry about the safety issue there have been more accidents with hardwood floors then with laminate floors.
Sometimes the hardwood floors aren’t laid properly and will stick up causing you to stub your toe or trip you causing serious harm. They are also known to be a bit slippery at times and will send you slipping and sliding all around your house. Yes there are still some safety issues when it comes to laminate floors, but the safety issues aren’t as extent.
Not to mention the upkeep it takes for a hardwood floor. You have to wax and polish them every so often or they will start to fades from that shiny new look and there are a lot of products out there that will stain hardwood floors so you have to be careful about what you clean the hardwood floor with. Whereas with laminate flooring there is hardly any upkeep to be made you can clean the floors with anything, and the floor with never look old it will always look brand me, because of the material that is used to make it. Overall hardwood laminate flooring is the better option for a family setting.