When you think of hardwood flooring options for your home, you might think your options are limited to types of wood and stain color. Hardwood, known for its timeless and elegant appearance, has remained popular for centuries. But have you ever considered installing laminate flooring in your home? For homeowners considering hardwood flooring options, laminate flooring is a high-performance alternative that will look great many years from now.


At Brenner Floors in Minneapolis, we’ve specialized in installing a wide range of beautiful flooring solutions in Twin Cities homes for nearly a century. In today’s post, we share a few reasons you should consider installing laminate flooring as an alternative to more traditional options.


What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is a modern alternative to traditional hardwood with the same timeless style and warmth. It is a synthetic product created from high-density fiberboard pressed against a laminate backing. This makes laminate floors far more resistant to water infiltration, spills, and other damage that can occur over time. Because the materials are far more affordable than traditional hardwood, laminate floors can be much less expensive to install throughout your home.


Here are a few reasons to choose laminate flooring:


1.      More Style Options

The wide range of style options for laminate flooring makes it one of the most versatile flooring options available on the market today. One of the most popular looks for laminate floors is the appearance of hardwood. Because it is much more affordable, homeowners can mimic the appeal of exotic woods from around the world like birch, Brazilian cherry, and eucalyptus. But you can also create a laminate flooring with the rich and dimensional appearance of marble, stone, or ceramic tile.


2.      Very Little Maintenance

Homeowners love laminate flooring because it requires very little maintenance. Hardwood floor maintenance can be a time-consuming endeavor, especially when you factor in the occasional need to be buffed and polished. Conversely, laminate floors are a low-effort investment. Simply sweep and mop regularly, and your laminate floors will look great years from now.


3.      Greater Durability

Hardwood floors can grow dull over time, especially under the impact of a business family. Laminate floors, on the other hand, stand up to scratches and minor damage. They also tend to perform well in all rooms of a house, even in areas where water is used regularly such as the bathroom or kitchen.


Contact Our Minneapolis Laminate Flooring Installation Professionals

If you’ve always dreamed of beautiful, timeless hardwood or stone floors in your home but you’re concerned about pets and children, consider installing laminate flooring. Laminate floors are one of the most cost-effective investments you can make in your home.


At Brenner Floors, laminate floors are just one of the many flooring options we offer. We also install hardwood, carpet, stone, and vinyl flooring. Check out our favorite past projects in our online gallery! To connect with a team member about our laminate flooring options, contact us online, or call us at 763-595-9151 to get started on your free estimate.