There are many reasons why choosing laminate flooring for your home is a great choice. Of course, the fact that laminate is more economical than hardwood is fantastic. But cost isn’t always the only consideration you need to take into account when you’re renovating your house or building a new one. Convenience, durability, and aesthetics are equally important. You want a floor that suits your budget, but also your lifestyle, and increases the value of your home.
Laminate floors are an affordable choice and a worthwhile investment in your property. Here are some more benefits that may help you with your decision.
Laminate is fade and scratch resistant
Australia is blessed with a beautiful climate, however, just as our skin can take a beating from the sun, so can our homes. Ultraviolet rays can cause carpets in a house to fade over time, whereas the flooring we sell won’t fade. Even areas of flooring exposed to direct sunlight through windows will still look as good as the day they were installed 20 years on. Your floors won’t be left with faded patches where beds, rugs or sofas have been positioned. This is something to think about for the resale of your property.
Laminate has the added benefit that it’s also scratch and moisture resistant. Not every supplier of laminate flooring can make this claim, however. Karma Flooring products come with an AC5 rating, which is a commercial grading. This is the highest grade of “abrasion criteria” you can have in laminate flooring.
Because laminate floors hold up to scratches, dents, fading, and stains, it’s an excellent choice for families with kids and pets or homeowners that love to socialise.
Our laminate flooring comes with a 15 or a 25 year warranty, depending on the product used. This is another positive selling point when it comes to putting your house on the market in the future, as it will ultimately increase the value of your home. Keep your warranty in a safe place so that you can show it to your property agent when the time comes to sell.
Laminate flooring is low maintenance
All you need is a mop.
When you want to clean your laminate floor, you just sweep it and then give it a swipe with a damp mop. In fact, manufacturers of laminate floors recommend you only use water when cleaning your floors, and avoid using harmful chemicals that may render your products warranty invalid.
The low maintenance feature also makes laminate flooring an excellent option for a busy family. You don’t need to waste your precious spare time spot cleaning as you would with carpets, or waxing and polishing with other timber products. You also don’t require the costly services of specialist cleaners. No-one wants to add maintenance or service costs to their monthly budget. With laminate floors, you won’t need to.
Laminate flooring is healthier
Not having to rely on chemicals for cleaning your home has health benefits too. Some homeowners, and particularly their children, are sensitive to the chemicals required to clean carpets and other flooring. Another bonus? Because you only need water to wash your laminate flooring, you’re being kinder to the environment too.
Laminate flooring is also non-allergenic. Melbourne, in particular, is not a great environment for those that suffer from asthma and other forms of allergic conditions. Laminate flooring doesn’t harbor dust, pollens, and animal hair or dust mites. The underlayment also creates a moisture barrier that protects the floor from damage but has the added advantage of preventing mould from forming. These factors make it a healthier choice of flooring.
Laminate is easy to install and versatile
Karma Flooring’s premium grade laminate flooring utilises the patented Unilin/ Valinge tongue and groove “click systems”. This makes for a quick, mess-free installation in your home. You won’t have to tolerate clouds of dust or the fumes of glue.
Laminate flooring is also suitable for most homes and building conditions. Not all hardwoods are compatible with all sub-floors. Laminate can be installed on virtually any sub-floor type, including concrete and vinyl floors, and can also tolerate small undulations in the sub-floor. We offer a full installation service using our preferred professional installers. We only work with installers that have a solid track record and have the necessary experience to do quality sub-floor levelling and installation.
Laminate flooring can be used for all interior spaces too, excluding wet areas like bathrooms. The trend of modern living means that homeowners now prefer open plan spaces and good flow in their homes. Using laminate flooring instead of a mismatch of tiles, carpets and other flooring gives a home a seamless, contemporary flow. From the kitchen to the lounge room or bedrooms, you can achieve a consistent look and feel with laminate.
The technology used in the construction of laminate flooring has also come a long way in the last few years. Premium quality products are embossed on the top layer, so you no longer see the telltale gloss that were found in products of the past. They have a grainy, realistic feel. They look like natural timber, and many people can’t tell the difference between real timber and laminate flooring once it’s been laid.
At Karma Flooring we have a vast range of colour tones to choose from, which includes traditional options such as Natural Oak and Barran Wood, which look fabulous in heritage homes. Then there are the more contemporary shades such as Seascape and Grey Oak, which are sophisticated choices for modern homes.
Visit our showroom and save!
Based in Lilydale, Melbourne, Karma Flooring is a direct laminate flooring importer. By buying your flooring from us, you could save thousands of dollars compared to the big retail stores. Our showroom has a vast range of the latest colours and trends available in laminate flooring. We only sell premium quality products and work with trusted installers.
We can’t wait to meet you and help you choose a laminate flooring solution for your home. Get in touch with us or come into the showroom today.