Perfect Floors serves commercial and residential property owners throughout South Lyon and Rochester Hills, MI. For more than two decades, we have helped customers select, install, and maintain the ideal flooring options for their homes or businesses. Among the most common options we provide is laminate flooring
. We have a wide range of styles from which to choose. Laminate flooring may offer the appearance of hardwood, tile, stone, or other materials, and it comes in many different colors to match your aesthetic. Our team of flooring professionals can help you understand why laminate flooring is right for you. We have compiled answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about laminate flooring
below, but feel free to call us with some of your own.
What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is a multi-layer flooring option that can mimic the appearance of other styles at a fraction of the cost. It comprises a core layer of high-density fiberboard, a stabilizing bottom layer to ensure sturdiness, a decorative layer, and a transparent layer to protect against wear and tear. Laminate flooring is an inexpensive yet durable flooring option that is easy to install and maintain. Furthermore, it can be used in just about every room in your house. Homeowners with pets and children laud its ability to maintain its appearance and resist scratches despite heavy foot traffic. Call our team to ask about the many laminate flooring options available at Perfect Floors.
What Must I Do Before Laminate Flooring Installation?
The flooring professionals at Perfect Floors can handle the entire installation process. We have decades’ worth of experience and know how to install laminate flooring quickly and efficiently. After visiting our showroom and selecting the laminate flooring that will look best in your home, our trusted flooring contractors will give you a checklist of things to do ahead of installation day. Among the things you will need to do before we arrive at your home to install your new laminate flooring is to remove the furniture in rooms where we will be working. Other tasks may also be necessary, but we will give you a fair warning so that we can work quickly once the installation process begins.
Laminate flooring is suitable for almost any room in your house. Common areas like your kitchen, hallways, and living room are ideal spaces for laminate flooring. Its durability and resistance to scratching and wear and tear will ensure that its appearance remains the same despite the constant foot traffic from you, your children, or your pets. But laminate flooring is also great for bedrooms and dining rooms. It can withstand the weight of heavy furniture like beds and dining tables and provides a beauty and elegance that other flooring options may not.
What Does the Laminate Flooring Installation Process Entail?
Laminate flooring consists of a series of planks with tongue and groove edges that allow it to lock in place. Our team will arrive at your home and lay most of the flooring in place before installing it so that we can ensure the room has been measured correctly and we have the appropriate coverage area. There are many myths and rumors regarding directions in which you should lay laminate flooring, but most are unfounded. Neither natural light nor room size should impact the direction in which you lay your flooring. The best rule of thumb for the direction of your laminate flooring is what you think looks best. Your opinion is the only one that matters, so we will follow your lead. We will then snap or glue together your planks to guarantee a perfect fit.
How Do I Maintain My Laminate Floors?
Among laminate flooring’s greatest selling points is how easy it is to clean and maintain. As opposed to carpets that require constant vacuuming and are prone to stains or tiles that are vulnerable to cracking and breaking, laminate flooring requires very little maintenance. We suggest using entry mats to prevent tracking dirt and grime into your home and area rugs to prevent slippage, but you do not need to do much to keep your laminate floors in pristine shape. Sweeping regularly and quickly drying any spills will ensure your laminate floors last for years.