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Can We Install Laminate Flooring Outdoor?

When it comes to home beautification and decoration, one of the most essential elements that have to be taken into account is the material for flooring. Today, aside from the most common option of tile, stone, hardwood, carpet and the like, the laminate flooring has also becoming more and more popular among home owners like in Singapore because of its undeniable quality and durability, not to mention its elegance and style. So if you're thinking of installing and renovating a new kind of flooring material in your house, then laminate flooring could make a huge difference on its aura, comfort and style.

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Laminate Flooring and its Other Basic Info


Despite the popularity of this type of flooring, many are still left confused about its true nature and feature, as most often than not, laminate flooring comes in so many designs, colors, shapes and sizes. Aside from these elements, they are also often mistaken as hardwood or stone flooring because of its versatile designs.

The deal about this type of flooring is that they are way cheaper as compared to other options you can find on the market, but rest assured that their quality is not compromised. The durability of this flooring material has even more attracted home owners and even office managers considering it for their personal usage. Moreover, aside from this well-known advantage of laminate flooring, you should also know that installation for such kind of flooring is as easy as one-two-three! With the simplistic feature of this material, you're far from encountering hassle when it comes to installation.

On the other hand, though this type of flooring material is known for its durability and versatility, potential users should also consider that laminate flooring is not suitable for outdoor usage. While it is true that this type of flooring is made up of layers of plastic, fiber board, melamine and photographic paper, exposure to harsh environment like when placed outdoors would definitely tear the flooring apart in no time.

The Limits of Laminate Flooring

In essence, laminate flooring could provide you the versatility and durability because of the incredible materials that comprise it. On the other hand, just like any other material, they could practically wear off if installed in a potentially harsh environment such as outdoors. This is due to the fact that such flooring has a photographic paper that is not suitable for areas where there moist and wet could build up.

For best results and prolonged quality of this type of flooring, aside from avoiding outdoors installation you may also want to avoid the bathroom area as well as near swimming pool facilities if you have one.

Maintaining Laminate Flooring not Installed Outdoors

To ensure that you could maximize full potentials of laminate flooring aside from avoiding installation outdoors, a number of tips for its maintenance are briefly listed below:

• Use of vacuum to remove loose dust and dirt accumulated in between
• Use of damp cloth in warm water in polishing the surface
• Water for cleaning the floors should be changed frequently
• Avoid using abrasive cleaning products that are chemically-based as well as steel wool and scouring powder
• Maintain use of natural cleaners or nail polish removers for cleaning or removing spilled oil or any other liquid on the floor
• Use of floor mats is encouraged as such type of flooring is susceptible to scratches
 
 
 
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