Laminate tile flooring is the best way to make your floor look like a tile floor without having to spend the money for real tiles. People love laminate flooring because it is so cost effective and often far more durable than real tile floors.
Laminate flooring was invented by a company named Pergo AB in Sweden in the late 1970s. The flooring quickly became popular throughout Europe and finally found its way to retailers in the United States in the early 1990s. Now it is one of the most widely bought forms of flooring in the world. Laminate flooring is cheap, easy to install and lasts longer than almost all other kinds of floors. It is easy to clean and can look like, well, just about anything you want it to look like. Typically people choose laminate flooring because they want their homes to look like they are made out of hard wood, but some people enjoy laminate flooring as an alternative to stone or tile floors as well.
Pergo, the company who invented laminate flooring, has a nice selection of laminate tiles. They offer the roma sand, the stonehaven travertine, the stonehaven sandstone, the roma terra, the Florentine rose and the Florentine lapis. Sometimes, when you order a sample of these tiles from Pergo, they will also send you a rebate certificate that you can use should you decide to order more flooring from them.
One of the reasons that laminate tile flooring is so popular is that it takes very few tools and very little effort to install. Most laminate tile flooring simply snaps together and there is no need for glue as the flooring rests upon a second, underlayment, layer of flooring that is there to provide cushion between the flooring and the sub floor. This layer contributes to laminate flooring being thought of as “floating floor.”
Another reason that laminate flooring is so popular is that it is easy to keep clean. Laminate flooring is very durable. It stands up to high traffic, scrapes, scuffs, scratches and stains. It is far better for active families (especially those on a budget) than actual tile floors which would quickly start to look worse for the wear. Cleaning laminate flooring is very easy. All you really need is a damp mop or a clean cloth and some mild cleaning solution or warm water. Most stains and spills mop right up.
Laminate tile flooring is perfect for people who want to give their home the elegant look that comes with a tile floor but simply cannot afford to pay for the tiles and the professional installation that they take to put in. With laminate, people spend just a small fraction of the money they would on real tile and they can install the flooring themselves, often in less than a day (depending on how many rooms will be re-floored). If you are on a budget and want a formal and classic look, laminate tile flooring should absolutely be your first choice.