South African interior décor has always had its own unique flair, usually combining the warm, earthy elements of traditional African design with the sleekness and modernity of European trends. If you love to follow South African trends in home furnishings, then you will know that Cape Town stands out for taking interior home design to the next level. Dauntless colour schemes and immaculate minimalism are what makes the homes of Cape Town’s fashion-forward elite so electrifying.
So, how does the average homeowner follow these trends without breaking the bank? Years of experience in transforming businesses and homes has given Top Carpets and Floors an eye for a sometimes seriously overlooked detail: flooring. One of our favourite trends currently is laminate flooring, and the great news is that this option is accessible to anyone looking for the timeless feel of hardwood floors without burning a hole in their pockets.
What is Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is a type of thin fibreboard that is made to simulate the look of hardwood floors. Composite wood is pressed together by using very high temperatures and then shaped into panels that can easily be applied. If you are considering revamping your home, here are some compelling reasons to go with laminate flooring.
If you are on a tight budget, laminate flooring is far cheaper than hardwood flooring. This is because the materials used to make laminate flooring are less expensive than harvesting raw materials.
Free from toxic chemicals, made from post-consumer wood products and completely recyclable, laminate floors are one of the most environmentally friendly flooring systems available.
There are many styles of laminate floors that mimic a multitude of natural wood grains allowing you to remodel any room in your home to suit your décor – from kitchens to playrooms. This product does it all!
If you have children or pets, then you are aware of milk spills, muddy paws and scratched surfaces. High-quality laminate floors are resistant to moisture damage, scratches, staining and fading from wear and tear over time.
- Easy Maintenance
Hardwood floors require more care in their upkeep, whereas laminated flooring only requires regular cleaning to prevent the build-up of stains and debris.
- Easy Installation
Laminated floors are easy to install, which is why it forms part of so many DIY home makeovers. The cost of installing is also much less than installing hardwood floors.
One would expect such a simple concept to last anywhere from five to ten years, but when taken care of, laminate flooring can last up to 20 years before it needs replacing.
- Aesthetic Appeal
While laminate floors do not have the same texture and feel as hardwood floors, high-quality laminate floors do look just like real wood. With a variety of designs to choose from, you can customise your home to suit your needs.
Taking all this into consideration, is it any wonder why our clients that are situated in Cape Town adore our laminate flooring products? If you are interested in this revolutionary flooring system and you happen to live in or near Cape Town, why not pay a visit to one of the Top Carpets and Floors branches in the Mother City itself.