Q: Why should I use laminate flooring instead of hardwood?
I have a rental property I need to upgrade. I know laminate is durable but hardwood will create a higher property value. Is laminate the best decision to put into a rental property?
I would recommend laminate in this situation, for a number of reasons.
#1- Durability. A quality laminate product is one of best flooring options in terms of durability. Extremely durable and far less apt to scratch than wood, its topcoat is unsurpassed for wear and stain resistance.
#2- Installation. Easy installation is one of laminate flooring's prime attributes. It's an "interlocking floating" floor, which means the floor tiles or planks attach to each other rather than to the sub-floor. They attach via a tongue-and-groove, glue-free system that makes it possible to install a laminate floor over virtually any existing floor. Very DIY Friendly.
#3- Value. Obviously, laminate is the more economic choice. And the point about hardwood flooring creating higher property value is less relevant since your property is a rental.
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