- Thickness matters. Buy the best your wallet will allow. Even though laminate comes in a range of densities, a more robust surface, such as a 9, 10, or 12-mm one, will give you that genuine hard-surface feel and hide subfloor imperfections quieter, and offer more design options. Make sure the thickness measurement includes only the laminate, not the underlayment.
- There is a waterproof version. New to the market, this provides a non-wood construction, making it spill-proof and eliminating concerns about soaking, staining, and rippling. In addition, it can be installed in the bathroom, where it was once avoided due to moisture and humidity. Be sure to specify whether you want this or the original water-resistant version.
- It is durable. This floor covering has at least four layers, including the backing, core, printed design layer, and a top wear layer made of transparent, strong aluminum oxide. Multilayers automatically make something firmer, but that top wear layer protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. Wear layers should be thick, and the best measurement is 20-mils.
- Low maintenance, easy installation. A regular sweeping and periodic mopping is all it needs. Installation can also be easy, especially when it's a floating floor. Here, the pieces click together and mat, then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue.
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