Laminate flooring is a good alternative to real hardwood flooring or ceramic tile. Laminate flooring is normally much more economical. Laminate flooring also has a load of positive over hardwood and ceramic floors. For instance the laminate flooring is a floating floor and it is normally easier on your legs to stand on. Laminate flooring has very good scratch resistant. Laminate flooring is easy to take up when you want to make a flooring change. The laminate floors can normally be reused for another area if taken up with some care. The laminate floors are very stain and fade resistant as well.
The laminate floor has many qualities, but there is one thing we hear people consistently dislike about laminate flooring. The consistent dislike is that the laminate floor sound hollow and loud. This characteristic is due to the floating application used to install the laminate floors. We have try to combat this dislike and help find happy solutions. Here are somethings to consider when you purchase your next laminate flooring. To make the laminate sound less hollow always use the best acoustical underlayment. We favor the Quite Walk product. This laminate underlayment has better acoustics than most others and it has many other health home features. Such as a mircoenzyme built in to prevent mildews spores from forming. Secondly the thickness of the laminate helps with the hollow sound. Most laminate are 8mm thick. The 12mm seem to give a more solid sound. You can’t always find the exact pattern in a 12mm. It is best not to use a laminate under the 8mm thickness if you are concerned with the sound.
One other tip to fight off the hollow sound from a floating floor, is to put down some area rugs on top of the laminate floors. Other than these tips the only other thing would be to install a cork sub-floor before installing your laminate floors. This also would help but it takes away from the economical plus to laminate flooring. So when you are ready to find your perfect laminate flooring, call Wilmington, N.C. best choice for laminate floors. Crystal Carpets will not only offer you the best discount flooring deals but we will also help make your laminate flooring not sound so hollow.