Have you been tempted by ads for cheap laminate flooring that costs well under a dollar per square foot? You can find these ads in nearly every newspaper and on the surface they may sound pretty good. But, if you buy truly cheap laminate flooring you will probably be disappointed with the end result and surprised at what the final costs actually are once you have it installed. However, there is a better way to get cheap laminate flooring that is good quality and you may even be able to save more money by installing it yourself.
Many laminate manufacturing companies make a “low end” version of their laminate. This cheap laminate flooring is thin, not very scratch and dent resistant, and it will not look like the “real” thing. It probably will not last very long either, so you may end up replacing it sooner than you had planned. You may also have to apply glue to install some types of cheap laminate flooring which is usually best left to a professional, which will end up costing you more money. The better laminate products have features such as aluminum oxide in the top layer to enhance the hardness and damage resistance, and melamine to give it added strength.
The best way to buy cheap laminate flooring that is good quality is to shop around at discount flooring stores. If you are lucky you will be able to find one in your local area. Before you go, you may want to take a look at some manufacturer’s websites and get a good idea of what types of products you like and don’t like. Make yourself familiar with the process of making laminate as well as installing it so that you can decide which laminate is best for you.
If you don’t have a discount flooring store in your area, or if you would rather not shop around that way, you can find dozens of discount flooring stores online with large selections of products. You can save 50 percent or more and you may even be able to get a deal on shipping.