When shopping for a new home, most buyers prefer hardwood over out-dated, stained carpeting. But upgrading to hardwood can be expensive and time consuming, especially when you won’t be living long enough in the house to enjoy any of the benefits. A great solution, at a fraction of the cost of hardwood, is laminate flooring. Sedona homeowners know that laminate floors can look and feel just like hardwood — for a fraction of the cost. That’s why laminate flooring is quickly becoming one of the most popular flooring choices in Sedona and Edina. Laminate flooring comes in a variety of thicknesses, usually between 6mm and 12mm. To replicate the look and feel of luxurious hardwood, choose a thicker laminate. The added thickness will ensure the laminate flooring sounds “solid,” like hardwood. Your friends and neighbors will never guess the difference!
Laminates are created using a photographic process that mimics wood grain and other patterns exactly on a very thin layer of hardwood. This is then bonded in a unique glue process to a sub-surface of plywood or other materials. The finished product has the same look and beauty of natural solid wood, but is much lighter and more affordable. Surfaces can be finished in a choice of gloss styles, and those surfaces resist fading from UV light rays and damage from absorption of moisture.
A popular misconception about laminate flooring in Sedona is that it wears easily. This is simply not the case. When properly installed, a high-quality laminate floor can last for years, and many laminate floors come with a ten-year warranty. That’s why homeowners looking to get the biggest bang for their buck are increasingly choosing laminate flooring. In Sedona, laminate flooring is a great choice for busy families, and can hold up to high traffic from children and pets. Laminate floors are treated with a low-sheen finish that protects the surface from wear and tear. Prior to installation, you may also have the option of adding an additional finish layer, for increased protection on your investment.
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