What types of gloss finishes are available for products within Home Decorators Collection Laminate Flooring?
The choice for the level of sheen on laminate flooring depends upon various factors such as the location, level and type of traffic, cleaning frequency and safety concerns. High or medium gloss floors reflect light which opens up space and adds a modern appeal. Gloss finishes are also suitable for wet environments as the lacquer on top gives water-resistant properties. On the cons side, the slippery nature of the floor can be a safety hazard, and since the floors are highly reflective, any dents or scratches are easily visible. On the other hand, low gloss or matte floors offer a rustic lived-in appeal as it absorbs more light. These floors are good at concealing imperfections and are safe for kids, the elderly and pets as they are not slippery. The downside of low gloss or matte is primarily aesthetics as they make space look smaller. Within Home Decorators Collection Laminate Flooring, we carry 79 low gloss, 13 medium gloss and 5 high gloss options.
What are the pros and cons of laminate flooring?
If you are beginning a remodeling project, it is essential to consider the pros and cons before making the decision. Laminate is durable and can withstand high traffic and exposure to cleaning agents, humidity and sunlight. The tough wear layer on top does not get scratched easily, which means the floors last longer than other alternatives. All these benefits also come with easy installation, which is perfect for DIY-ers and also costs less. Laminate floors cannot be refinished on the cons side, so once the top layer is worn out, the floors need to be replaced. Since the floor is made of composite material, they are not eco-friendly. Lastly, hardwood purists may not appreciate the synthetic feel and walking sound. We carry Home Decorators Collection Laminate Flooring in various colors, finishes and species, including Oak, Hickory, Pine and Maple. Check out the best-selling product, the Water Resistant EIR Silverton Oak 8 mm Thick x 7-1/2 in. Wide x 50-2/3 in Length Laminate Flooring (23.69 sq. ft./ case).
Is there a Silverton Oak product available in Home Decorators Collection Laminate Flooring?