Hallway remodeling: is laminate flooring a good choice?

Hallway remodeling: is laminate flooring a good choice?

Laminate is one of the best choices for installation on your hallway floors. It's hard-wearing enough to stand up to the heaviest traffic and wear, from pet nails to high heels. Also, a new version called waterproof laminate flooring will even keep track of ice, snow, and moisture at bay.

It's also stylish enough to make a great first impression when people enter your home.

Some laminate flooring benefits include

Laminate comes in a large assortment of colors and styles. You'll see vibrant, realistic images with modern technology, such as embossing, micro beveling, and digital photography.

Laminate flooring is cut into planks of all sizes. Installers arrange them in distinctive layouts.

And, oh, those textures!

With genuine wood, textures are usually done by hand with wire brushes or knives. Embossing allows manufacturers the opportunity to create those looks by machinery.

The best laminate flooring has textured looks like wire-brushed, hand-scraped, distressed, and Embossed-in-register (EIR). The latter refers to embossing, creating little indentations to match the grains in the image exactly. It's truly authentic.

Strong enough for anything!

A tough, clear coating (with resins) sits at the top. It protects the floor from scratches, fading, and impact.

While there is a thickness range, it should be 8 mm to 12 mm. A more robust surface hides subfloor imperfections, is quieter, and provides more design options; it's easier to carve on a thicker, rather than thinner, one.

Low maintenance

All laminate flooring needs is regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Avoid steam cleaners; they can loosen the laminate flooring's top protective layer.

Visit us for the best laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is an affordable, attractive alternative to genuine wood. At the family-owned Beseda Flooring & More, we know it provides great value per decorating dollar.

Visit our showroom in St. Charles, MO. Top laminate brands like Mohawk's RevWood, Mannington, and more will be seen. We serve residential and commercial projects in St. Charles, St. Louis, Chesterfield, and Wentzville.