By Francena Leclerc. Laminate Flooring. Published at Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 - 15:01:21 PM.
Another of the great qualities of laminate flooring is that it can block the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and prevent them from fading the color of the floor. Hardwood floors can't boast this quality which is another reason why they need a lot more maintenance than laminates do. You won't need to refinish a laminate floor due to fading, even if you could, but you will have to take that into consideration with a hardwood floor. You'll enjoy the ease with which you can maintain your laminate floors. Designed so that they don't trap any dirt, day-to-day care will only involve running over the floors with a brush or dust mop. Spills can easily be wiped up with a sponge or paper towel and will cause no damage to the floor. A lot more care is required to keep hardwood floors looking their best.
The costs for installing laminate flooring in an average kitchen 10 feet by 10 feet can range anywhere from $600 to $1500. This depends on the type of laminate flooring you choose to install in your kitchen. The prices range differently depending on the glued laminate flooring, floating flooring, or the glueless laminate flooring. When you install laminate floors in your kitchen you will need many different tools. If you decide on the floating laminate floors you won't need as many tools and this type of flooring is easier to install. However, the glueless laminate floors and the glued laminate floors require many tools if you want to do the job right. Before you install laminate flooring in your kitchen you need to prepare your kitchen floor for the job. The tools required for this include a pry bar to remove the shoe molding and trim, a level to verify the high and low spots on the floor, a cold chisel so you can pull up the old flooring, and a ball-peen hammer will be used to hit the chisel. You will need to use a putty knife for the prep work and a floor scraper to remove the entire previous residue from the floor.
One of the most appealing features of laminate floors is that they can be purchased about twenty five percent cheaper than comparable hardwoods. What this means for you as the consumer is that you can give your home the look you are trying to achieve without the high cost. Laminate flooring is glueless and made using a tongue-and-groove design, so it is far easier to install than hardwood flooring and can save you the cost of a professional installer. Laminate floors are called floating floors just for this very reason. Without having to use nails or glue to install your flooring makes it an easy task to do on your own, and you'll be able to accomplish the job quickly. Without the mess of using glue, clean up is a breeze. After you install your floor you can start living on it immediately which certainly beats having to wait for the glue to dry on a hardwood floor.
Ahead of installing your new flooring, you be required to remove the old flooring. You ought to first remove both the baseboard and the quarter round as well. Be careful when doing this task, to avoid the walls from becoming severely damaged. Hoist up the carpet beginning the tack strips. Use carefulness around these strips, as they are extremely sharp. Carefully pull up the strips, to avoid harsh damage to the sub-floor. This would have need of replacing portions of it or filling it with a special compound.
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