You know the old saying, “There are two things we can count on, death and taxes?” Tampa Bay area residents can count one more, “With our subtropical climate that includes high heat, humidity and storms, one thing’s for sure—your kitchen floor better be tough.”
That’s what HGTV says here. Source: “Laminate Flooring in the Kitchen,” HGTV: http://www.hgtv.com/remodel/kitchen-remodel/laminate-flooring-in-the-kitchen.
Why you want laminate flooring
What is laminate flooring?
- Durability: Laminate flooring is especially great if you have pets or kids. It’s able to withstand stains, scratches, spills, pet paws and scuffs. There are four layers glued together, and resin is one of them. It is resin that makes laminate flooring so resistant to scratches and stains.
- Easy to clean: All you need is a broom or vacuum, damp mop or cloth. Make sure you wipe spills right away.
- Affordability: You get the gorgeous look of natural materials—but it costs much less.
Why it should not be a do-it-yourself project
Laminates “float” over the sub floors and the experts at Bob’s Carpet Mart and Flooring in the Tampa Bay area know each type of sub flooring and can install on all types and all grades. The company gives a quality, fast installation, and you won’t be surprised by the final bill because we have no hidden charges.
First, what it isn’t. Laminate flooring just isn’t what you remember from years ago! With today’s sophisticated technology and high resolution photography, the images are very accurate and the textures more realistic. Unlike real wood, laminate flooring doesn’t fade or need sanding.
Laminate flooring comes in many colors and finishes, as well as shapes that include strips, planks and tiles.
Even the experts have a hard time telling the difference.