Laminate has long been the go to flooring when a homeowner really likes the look and feel of solid wood, but doesn’t want to spend that much on the budget. Additionally, it’s much easier to install, and there’s no waiting time between the finish of the installation process, and when you can walk on the floor.
This material can be water resistant, which is a big plus in the flooring world, but you can also choose laminate that is also waterproof. You may wonder what the difference is, but it really all amounts to time. While water resistant flooring can withstand spills, moisture and humidity to some degree, waterproof flooring is completely impervious. Even in flood situations, you will find that replacing your waterproof flooring is never a worry you’ll have to face.
Installation is quick and easy, thanks to the click and lock system this flooring features. In fact, the material can easily be floated right on top of many different kinds of subfloors, some with little or no preparation. Once in place, it can also help to make some imperfect areas of your flooring more even and stable. Underlayment can help to reduce clicking noises when you walk on it, and can also make it softer underfoot.