Can I use laminate flooring in my hallway?

Can I use laminate flooring in my hallway?

Laminate flooring works well in many areas, especially hallways. Read today's post to learn more about the benefits of laminate wood flooring. 

A great first impression 

When you think about it, the hallway is the first thing people see as they enter your house. So, naturally, you'll want to make a good impression.

Laminate floors come in a range of colors and designs. Textured looks are also available, such as wire-brushed, hand-scraped, distressed, and embossed-in-register.

Hallways are high-traffic areas where people and pets run in and out all day. Laminate flooring is also the ideal choice for large, active families. 

Weathering high-traffic areas

These surfaces have an excellent scratch, fade and stain resistance. The best laminate flooring has a thicker surface.  

A more robust surface lasts longer, is quieter, and hides subfloor imperfections. Although the product comes in various thicknesses, buy the best you can afford.

Low maintenance

Just because this looks like wood doesn't mean it requires the same care. Sweep and vacuum regularly and mop a few times a year.

Since they can't be refinished, avoid scratching as much as possible. However, you may want to use area rugs in high-traffic areas.

Tip: Keep the welcome mat out so people wipe their feet! Unless it's the waterproof version, the laminate's core is made from wood byproducts. Your laminate flooring will be damaged with excess moisture.

Let’s talk about AC

AC (Abrasion Criteria) is a one-to-five (or sometimes six rating system) that indicates the product's resistance to abrasion, impact, and stains. 

The products go through rigorous testing. Just one test failure bumps the product down a notch.

Since laminate has various thicknesses, some will be better for specific installations than others. The most common for residential use is AC-3 or AC-4.

Visit us for the best laminate flooring and more

The Floor Boss, a family-owned company with decades of experience, only carries the top brands for laminate flooring, which includes Mannington, Beauflor, Chesapeake, Palmetto Road, and more.

Visit us today at our showroom in Land O' Lakes, FL. We work with homeowners and businesses in Land O' Lakes, Greater Northdale, New Tampa, New Port Richey, Trinity, Lutz, Odessa, Wesley Chapel, and Dade City, FL.