To Laminate or Not To Laminate?
That is the question…
In a past post, I have covered some really simple ways you can revamp your kitchen with little budget. Today I’m going to expand on why you should consider looking at the flooring of your kitchen.
Flooring in a room, like a kitchen, is a little taken for granted. You come into a room and admire the tiles, the worktop. Perhaps even the gadgety appliances. But rarely do you take notice of the flooring unless it’s for the wrong reasons. It’s so obvious when the flooring needs some attention and it’s the sort of thing that you will bug you day in, day out.
If you are looking at giving your kitchen a facelift, I’d seriously have a look at laminate flooring. There are lots of benefits to having some good quality laminate put into your kitchen. The first being it’s much nice than cheap vinyl. You often see this in kitchens. It’s easy to mark and tear and looks cheap and nasty quite quickly.
You could go for a hardwood flooring option, but this is significantly more expensive than kitchen laminate flooring. If you are looking for an uplift of your kitchen on a budget, then this probably isn’t your best option. Laminate flooring is also pretty easy to install, so again if you are looking for a thrifty option, you could buy the laminate and easily fit it yourself – saving money on someone to fit more expensive intricate options.
And going forward, once your flooring is in place, it makes your kitchen easy to clean. Spills can be easily mopped up. Dust and dirt are quickly swept away. If you have a robot vacuum cleaner, it can easily clean up your floors for you with no effort required. I’m all for an easy life when it comes to cleaning. I mean who isn’t?
I also find that laminate flooring is much warmer underfoot than stone options. So in the winter, there’s no need to pop on your slippers every time you need to put the kettle on.
Don’t forget that laminate flooring isn’t just a great option for the kitchen. It can be great for living rooms, dining rooms and any other room you want that great wood feel in. With lots of different looks of laminate flooring, you will be spoilt for choice when you are creating your dream space.
Do you have laminate flooring in your house? Would you recommend it to others? Has this post inspired you to take a look at a room which needs some floor love?
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Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Flooring Superstore