There was a time when laminate flooring was the only available wood-look flooring on the American market. And it did its job well. Now, however, you can not only find this material mimicking solid wood, but it also replicates the look of natural stone and even porcelain tile. With so many variations of each material available, you’ll find it easy to match the decor and colors in any room of your home.
Durability has always been a part of laminate flooring. It features a thick construction that’s hard-wearing and resists many signs of everyday wear and tear. You’ll see fewer scuffs, scratches, and less fading, which means your floors will look better longer. It can even function well in kitchens, foyers, and bathrooms with a water-resistant option available. While not entirely impervious to water damage, it can and does give you a longer period of time to clean up any spills, dampness, or moisture accumulation before that damage begins.
You’ll find the lifespan in laminate to range between 10 and 25 years, depending on several factors including the thickness of both the material and the wear layer. Warranties will match, which give you great peace of mind that your floors will last just as long as they're supposed to.