Laminate flooring is a fashionable household feature. Praised for its stylish, contemporary feel, laminate can add an extra dimension to any room, making it feel cleaner, brighter and airier, even in the darkest of rooms. Here are the benefits of laminate flooring for your home, and the important factors to think about when choosing laminate floor color.
Benefits of Laminate
Laminates are increasing in popularity, and this should come as no surprise. Seen as the pinnacle of contemporary interior design, laminate is available in a number of different finishes and colors, although most popularly with a wood-grain appearance of some description.
Laminate flooring is firstly advantageous due to its highly polished surface, which makes cleaning it easy. Rather than hovering, all that’s required is a quick sweep with a soft bristled brush which will pick-up the majority of debris.
Secondly, another positive element is the hygiene factor. Unlike carpet, laminate cannot harbour dust-mites, which have been linked with a number of allergies and asthma. Furthermore, laminate flooring can make a room seem more spacious, due to its hard, smooth nature, and can help you turn even the modest of rooms into an interior focal point.
When choosing a color, it is important to bear in mind the design of the room, and the overall decor of the house to ensure it fits well, and provides you will all the above benefits.
Choosing Floor Color
Due to its ever increasing popularity, the range of laminates available is now enormous. Ranging in both style and price, you can find samples at any DIY or furnishing store. When contemplating color, it is important to think about the overall decor of your home: is your home brightly coloured, or more subtle?
From a sales perspective, neutral coloring can add value to your home and make it seem more homely to prospective buyers. It is important also to consider the style: does the wood-grain finish correspond with other design features, or should you go for a fully colored laminate?
There are many different options and it can sometimes be hard to choose. Even when it comes to wood-grain there are numerous tones to select when choosing laminate floor colors, ranging from pine to mahogany, so it’s definitely important to have a think about what your house requires before committing yourself to anything.
Laminate flooring is not only stylish, but it can also be relatively cheap. When you are selectively choosing color which suits, also retain the price in mind, and remember to measure up before you go in. Prices are often quoted per square foot (or sq. ft.) and if you don’t have a clue how much you’ll need, you’ll be struggling to put a price on it.
Another good tip to bear in mind is that it is always better to buy too much than too little. You should aim for around a ten percent excess, that is ten percent more flooring than your measurements suggest. This will help cover any errors in calculation, and also any manual errors when fitting the flooring. Laminate flooring is great for any home, leaving a feeling of contemporary designed fused with comfort, why not try it next time you’re looking to replace that carpet?