It seems the look of timber flooring will never go out of style. It’s timeless, attractive and can complement nearly any interior theme. What does fade over time, however, is our desire to constantly maintain our flooring and be weary of scratching, staining and water damage.
That’s why many homeowners opt from alternative options, including laminate flooring that can authentically replicate the look of timber without the hassle. But not all laminate flooring is created equal, which is why we sat down with David Hong of Parks Flooring to learn about an exciting new product from Swiss Krono that doesn’t just outperform traditional timber - but most other laminates as well.
Is laminate flooring right for my home?
Modern homeowners are spoiled for choice when it comes to flooring options. “There’s hardwood, of course, as well as bamboo, engineered timber and laminate. Every product has its own unique advantages and factors to consider,” explains David.
Laminate, however, stands out from the pack in a few key areas, including:
Laminate is made of composite wood pressed at extremely high temperatures. Then, the image of hardwood is placed over the material, creating the laminate. When compared to hardwood, laminate represents a much more affordable option for many homeowners. Further, installation is significantly less expensive.
“Cost will vary depending on the thickness of the product you select. The standard range includes seven, eight and 10mm profiles. If you want something more premium, you should go for a 12 or 14mm plank. This will cost more, but it also offers performs better in terms of water resistance and quality. With a thicker plank, you’ll also achieve the warmth and feel of solid timber underfoot.”