Harmonics laminate flooring is a cost effective alternative type of laminate flooring that is sold primarily at Costco stores (though it can also be bought through the internet). Laminate flooring has become a very popular flooring method since it was first introduced in the United States in the middle of the 1990s. In just a little over a decade, laminate flooring has gone from relative obscurity to one of the most popular forms of flooring available.
Laminate flooring, by nature, is easy to install. Most types use a tongue and groove or “click” system by which you attach the planks to each other and then fill in the grooves. Harmonics laminate flooring is so simple all you really need is a circular saw and the installation kit. There is no messy glue or adhesive to worry about.
When you are installing harmonics laminate flooring, you will want to make sure to install a moisture barrier and a good underlayment. The best kind of underlayment, though more expensive than the alternative types, is made from cork. Cork is a type of wood that is resistant to moisture, softer to walk on and does a fantastic job of absorbing sound. It does everything you want the underlayment layer to do.
Like most laminate flooring, you want to do your best to make sure that your Harmonics laminate flooring stays as moisture free as possible. This doesn’t mean that if you spill some water onto it, that it is ruined, but you shouldn’t leave the spill sitting there for a long period of time either. Make sure to wipe up drips and spills as quickly as possible. Having flooring that has been treated to be moisture resistant is also helpful.
Another aspect about laminate flooring that makes it so popular is that it is very easy to keep clean. Most laminate floors can be kept clean with just a damp mop and some warm water spray. The flooring is made to be resistant to stains and scrapes, scratches and spills and so you won’t ever have to worry if your daughter drops her entire bowl of spaghetti onto it, or if a dinner guest accidentally spills some red wine. Most spills come right up.
While this kind of flooring is usually available through Costco, you will want to make sure that you have enough to do your home before you start the project. Stores like Costco, while wonderful, are not in the habit of keeping items in stock indefinitely. This means that while there might be enough flooring to do your entire house today, tomorrow all of that could have been sold. Make sure you have enough of the material before you start tearing up your existing flooring. Nothing feels worse than a half finished flooring project.
Harmonics laminate flooring is a cost effective alternative to other types of flooring that is available. It is certainly cheaper than real hard wood flooring and, as far as laminates go, is probably the most cost effective of the bunch.