Laminate Flooring Disadvantages: Pros & Cons


Pros & Cons of Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring is also known as floating wood tile that consists of several layers of synthetic product. The layers of synthetic product are fused together to form a laminate flooring that simulates real wood flooring. The laminate flooring has several pros & cons some of which are mentioned below:

Pros/Advantages

  1. Installation:
    Laminate flooring is very easy to install as it comes with fold/lock or click/lock system by which the flooring planks can be attached together similar to puzzle pieces. Apart from that, laminate flooring is easy to cut as it is made of particle board and can be cut with a utility knife or hand saw.
  2. Durability:
    Laminate flooring is very much durable as it can withstand dents & scratches unlike other types of wood flooring. There are several manufacturers of laminate flooring who provide a minimum 10-year warranty on the wear layer of the flooring.
  3. Appearance:
    Laminate flooring doesn't contain any defective pieces, unlike real hardwood flooring. Also, the flooring can reproduce the look of stone, wood, and many other natural materials.
  4. Price:
    One of the biggest advantages of laminate flooring is that its price is very low that can be equal to 1/2 or 1/3 value of the real wood flooring.

Cons/Disadvantages

  1. Moisture:
    Laminate flooring is susceptible to water damage due to the fact that it consists of high-density fiberboard. The user can install laminate flooring in semi-moist conditions and for heavy moisture areas, it has been recommended to use vinyl tile flooring.
  2. Repair:
    Laminate flooring is very hard to repair, unlike real wood flooring that can be refinished several times to get the look of new flooring.
  3. Resale Value:
    Laminate flooring gives a very low resale value when the user is looking to sell his home. On the other hand, due to engineered and hardwood flooring, the user will get a much better value for his home.
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