Laminate Hardwood Flooring: What Is It And Exactly Why Is It So Popular?

Laminate hardwood flooring is a popular floor choiceLaminate hardwood flooring is very flexible flooring that provides the appearance of regular hardwood flooring, minus the expensive cost. Though laminate flooring does appear to be hardwood, it’s not made of solid wood. Since it is made of many materials bonded together under very high pressure, it’s also referred to as engineered hardwood. It is an easy task to set and care for this type of flooring, and when you walk on it, it’s almost like you’re sailing. This is the reason laminate hardwood flooring can also be called a floating floor.

Considerations for Laying Engineered or Laminate Floors

You can set engineered / laminate flooring relatively quickly. When you see the first few planks of the floor going together, you can finish the rest of the job on your own. You can install laminate floors in almost any room of your home. Nevertheless, it’s not recommended for use in bathrooms, mudrooms or any other room where there could be an excess of moisture. The excess water may damage the flooring, which would cause you to have to remove and replace sections of the laminate flooring.

Laminate hardwood floors are typically about half the price of comparable hardwood floors. They are simple to install, and there’s never any finishing or refinishing to concern yourself with. Adding laminate flooring doesn’t require any nails, however, you can choose to glue it to the subfloor. Another advantage of laminate flooring is that you can set it down on just about any form of floor, except, of course, carpet. It is ideal for being installed together with cement, wood or vinyl. All you have to do is to always to make certain the ground underneath is level before you begin to place planks.

Installing Engineered  Floors: Measure Twice, Cut Once

You may get instructions about how to install the floor beforehand from the flooring retailer where you purchased the laminate flooring. You need to ensure the installation surface is free of any dust or small pieces of dust that may work their way up through the laminate wood floor. You might also need to check to make sure the subfloor is soundproof and that it is level. Usually people who have mounted laminate flooring state that there are squeaks when they step on it. That is not the problem of the laminate flooring itself, but that the ground below it had been not precisely leveled before the flooring was laid.

You need to take special care when you install laminate wood floor over radiant heat flooring systems. It’s important that you read both the instructions for how to place laminate floor, as well as the instructions regarding the radiant heat system before you start.

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  2. Derek Dewitt
    Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I are getting ready to install some new flooring in our living room, but we aren’t sure where to start. I like that you suggest checking the subfloor to make sure it’s soundproof and level before installing laminate hardwood. We’ll have to check this first and level it out since hardwood floors will be there for awhile. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Greg McHolland
    Greg McHolland says:

    Yes, I totally agree with what you said. I think that it is very important and necessary to read the instruction for floor laminating and the radiant heat system for proper precaution and care for it. Thanks for sharing these article.

  4. Taylor Bishop
    Taylor Bishop says:

    Thanks for helping me learn more about laminate hardwood flooring. I didn’t know that these could be set down on any form of floor except carpet. This seems very useful especially if it removes the hassle of completely getting rid of your old floor.

  5. Kalia Floors
    Kalia Floors says:

    I really like laminate hardwood flooring. it is the same as hardwood flooring but not as expensive as the hard wood is. Nice one discussing a short tip about installing laminate hardwood flooring.


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