Frequently asked questions about laminate flooring

Frequently asked questions about laminate flooring

Laminate flooring has become a popular floor covering for many homeowners due to its durability, affordability, and versatility. However, there are often questions about its features and suitability. This blog addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about laminate flooring.

What is laminate flooring made of?

Laminate flooring consists of multiple layers. The base layer provides stability and is often made of melamine resin. Above this is the core layer, typically made from high-density fiberboard, which adds strength and moisture resistance. The decorative layer gives the flooring its appearance, and the top layer is a clear, hard-wearing finish that protects against wear and tear.

Is laminate flooring durable?

Yes, laminate flooring is known for its durability. It's resistant to scratches, dents, and fading, making it an excellent option for high-traffic areas and homes with pets or children. The top layer's hardness contributes significantly to its longevity.

Can laminate flooring be used in kitchens and bathrooms?

Yes, laminate flooring is durable and moisture-resistant. You can also find waterproof laminate flooring options, which are perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. 

Is laminate flooring easy to install?

Laminate flooring is a favorite for DIY enthusiasts because of its straightforward installation process. Most laminate floors use a click-and-lock system that allows the planks to be easily snapped together without glue.

How do you clean and maintain laminate flooring?

Cleaning laminate flooring is simple. Regular sweeping or vacuuming can remove dirt and debris. For a deeper clean, use a damp mop with a laminate floor cleaner. Avoid excessive water and harsh chemicals, as they can damage the flooring.

Can laminate flooring be refinished?

Unlike hardwood, laminate wood flooring cannot be sanded and refinished. If it gets worn or damaged, the affected planks need to be replaced.

Visit us for the best laminate flooring options

Laminate flooring offers a balance of beauty, durability, and cost-effectiveness, making it a practical choice for many homeowners. For more information on our range of laminate flooring options, visit Fissel Floor Covering. Our showroom in Bellefontaine, OH, serves Logan, Champaign, and Hardin counties.