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Laminate flooring is one of the most popular flooring options available today for many reasons. You may have been thinking about putting laminate floors in your home, but still are looking for more information. At Floor Coverings International of Frisco, we want to help you make an informed decision when it comes to your flooring needs. Here are some helpful facts about laminate flooring:

Durable – Laminate is more resistant to scratches and nicks than hardwood, so if you have pets, children, or a high traffic home, laminate may be a better option for your flooring investment. If your floors tend to get dirty faster than the average Joe’s, laminate is easier to clean than hardwood, as it is less prone to wear and tear. Also, hardwood is vulnerable to warping, while laminate responds much better to water and moisture exposure.

Affordable – Pricing is a huge factor to why many people are choosing laminate over hardwood.  The installation is generally cheaper, and the materials themselves are less expensive than hardwood. However, if the authenticity of the wood matters to you, the cost of hardwood may be worth the price, as laminate is made from composite wood.

Eco-Friendly – The eco-friendly factor in evaluating products is growing more and more important to consumers each year. Because laminate is not 100% wood, it uses less of that natural resource in comparison to hardwood. If harmful emissions are high on your priority list, know that North America has strict regulations on the materials used to create laminate flooring. If you are looking for the classic look of hardwood but are concerned about its environmental impact, laminate is a great alternative flooring option.

Are you interested in learning more about laminate flooring? Call the experts at Floor Coverings International of Frisco, today! We proudly serve the Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, and Celina area.

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