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Detroit Laminate Flooring: The New Wooden Floor

by Marcus Pickett

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For bathroom and kitchen remodeling, or rejuvenated home entryways, dining rooms, or bedrooms, more and more Detroit homeowners are turning to laminate flooring. While laminate used to be a poor flooring material, new reinforced laminate can give you a new floor that's as strong as linoleum, requires less maintenance than stone, and is as beautiful as any natural wood flooring. Better yet, it's less expensive than hardwood flooring, and can be a manageable project even for homeowners who aren't flush with a bunch of extra cash.

Laminate Flooring in Detroit, MI
This new laminate can be manufactured into any number of wood textures or colors. If you're enamored with an exotic and expensive hardwood, for example, you can probably find a laminate counterpart for a fraction of the cost. If properly installed, the only maintenance a laminate floor should ever really need is periodic sweeping or dry-mopping, and occasionally a quick wipe down with a damp cloth or specialized laminate flooring cleaner. One of the few drawbacks to laminate flooring is that it is generally not as highly coveted as hardwood flooring, meaning you may not see a dramatic increase to your property value. On the other hand, with the housing market as it is, chances are a new hardwood floor isn't going to show much of a return when it comes time to sell your home, either.

Detroit Laminate Flooring Installation
Laminate flooring is touted as one of the more accessible and cost-saving DIY home improvement projects. New snap-together, floating floors have streamlined the installation process and put laminate flooring squarely in the arena of the handy homeowner. That said, there are a number of reasons to consider hiring a Detroit laminate flooring contractor. First, the quality of installation will be guaranteed. At the same time, you won't have to put in the time and energy teaching yourself about the finer points of flooring installation, or waste an entire weekend, just to save yourself a few bucks. Finally, a Detroit contractor will be able to help you choose among the dozens of laminate flooring manufacturers, give you relative pros and cons of each, and make a recommendation for your home, your preferences, and your budget.

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Cost of Detroit Laminate Flooring
There are a multitude of factors that will influence the cost of your laminate flooring in Detroit, and installation is only one of them. Along with the flooring area, you'll find different lines of laminate flooring with corresponding prices. Thicker laminate, for example, will be considerably more expensive, but it will also hold up to use and abuse quite a bit better. Finishing and sealant are also important to aesthetic appeal, stain-resistance, and cost.

That said, the average cost of a new laminate floor in Detroit is just more than $3,000. This number is somewhat less expensive than the national average for laminate flooring ($4,100) and substantially lower than the cost of hardwood flooring ($5,250). Again, to show you how much different laminate projects may cost, we've recently seen Detroit laminate flooring installations cost as little as $1,000 and as much as $7,000. In fact, the homeowner who spent $7,000 said, had he been able to afford it, he would have expanded the project into additional bedrooms and closets.

Marcus Pickett is a professional freelance writer for the home remodeling industry. He has published more than 600 articles on both regional and national topics within the home improvement industry.