Sometimes you will read about the idea or concept of a family owned business.
Back as a kid, I always heard all about my great-grandfather (who by the way lived to be 103 years old and grew up actually knowing very much alive).
See my great-grandfather had started up and ran successfully his own hardwood flooring company. When he retired, my great-uncle (my grandmother’s brother) took over the business. Hardwood was in our blood line it would have seemed.
Even as far back as when I was about 6 or 7 years old, I remember my parents deciding that they wanted to put hardwood floors in our then house.
So my uncle and his crew came to install it and then each year as needed they would come back to maintain the hardwood floors. Eventually my parents sold this house and decided they didn’t want to deal with the maintenance of wood floors, so they stuck with wall-to-wall carpeting.
Because apparently maintenance is indeed necessary as good as the wood flooring was.
I also still remember having to not wear heels or shoes without rubber soles on this floor or do anything on it that could cause irrepairable damage to it as a kid, like spill a glass of water on it!
Also, from my understanding, these types of floors can be quite costly. We were lucky that it was a family owned and operated business.
Now all grown up and looking at purchasing a home, Kevin and I have debated having hardwood floors. In reality, we would love to just buy a home with hardwood already installed, but if we can’t then what?
Well one thing is for sure, we definitely couldn’t use my uncle to do this job as he has since retired and the business was actually sold. So, we most likely wouldn’t be able to get these types of floors for a responsible price anymore.
Then, I came across another option and that is in the form of laminate flooring, which essentially have hardwood looks, for lower prices. See below for all the benefits of laminate flooring.
- Laminate flooring is manufactured in a way so that it looks like normal hardwood flooring. However, laminate flooring is actually designed from a synthetic mixture, but still has the durability of hardwood and the timeless beauty as well.
- Laminate flooring is extremely popular for rooms where real hardwood flooring isn’t recommended, such as rooms that receive a lot of moisture. Many colors and styles of laminate flooring exist, which makes coordinating laminate flooring into your existing décor quite easy.
- Laminate flooring comes in many options such as strip, plant or parquet.
- Perhaps the best quality of laminate flooring besides its affordability is its resistance to water. Hardwood flooring is a universal favorite style of flooring, but it is highly discouraged to install hardwood floors in bathrooms or other rooms where water is commonly present. Laminate flooring solves this problem and allows any homeowner the ability to obtain the beauty of hardwood flooring in any room without having to worry about permanent water damage.
If you’re considering a room remodel, I highly recommend considering installing laminate flooring! The benefits of this popular flooring choice are endless, and the price tag is doable for virtually any budget. If you want the beauty and classic elegance of hardwood flooring in your home, but don’t want to break the bank, say hello to laminate flooring today!
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