The process of renovating your home is both exciting and challenging. Most homeowners begin by settling on the decor scheme, and then selecting the materials to bring that vision to life. With many options for surface coverings available, such as paint, wallpaper, veneer and laminates, which do you choose?
Misconception #1: Laminates can be used on the floor
High Pressure Laminates (HPL) or laminates, should not be confused with laminate flooring. Although both are made of a decorative film layered over a core material (substrate), they have very different properties. Laminates are fairly resistant to abrasions and impact, but they are not made to withstand the rigorous wear and tear of foot traffic, unlike laminate flooring. Use laminates on the floor only if it’s a space you don’t access often, to maintain the integrity and look of the surface.