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How to Install Laminate Floors in Your Entryway

The entryway to your home is high traffic, susceptible to moisture, and the first impression on your guests. It’s imperative that you install the right entryway flooring for this so that it can take the constant beating while still looking beautiful. 

Homeowners tend to love the look of hardwood flooring in their entryways and great rooms. But hardwood flooring comes at a cost and doesn’t do well with moisture if not immediately cleaned up. 

Luckily, laminate flooring can give you the look of hardwood, or other types of flooring, for a fraction of the cost as well as added benefits. 

What to Know About Laminate Floors

Entryway Flooring Ideas

When you’re considering new entryway flooring ideas, you’ll want to consider installing laminate floors

First and foremost, laminate floors are strong and durable. If you have a home full of kids and pets, this is especially important when they track in dirt and debris after a day of playing outside. 

Laminate flooring offers a strong treated top layer that holds up against traffic. This controls the amount of moisture that seeps into the flooring itself and stays durable longer against all who cross your entryway.

How to Install Laminate Floors

Proper installation is also key to laminate flooring enhancing your entryway. If they’re not properly installed, moisture can penetrate through cracks and cause mold and mildew issues. Their strength will also be compromised.

To install laminate floors, the following steps should be followed: 

  • Prepare the space by cleaning up debris and dirt, removing belongings, and, of course, removing the existing flooring.

  • Choose a wall to start installing laminate floorboards. Know where your first row will start and where the last one will end.

  • Lay down the underlayment. This will add give and cushion to your entryway and protect the flooring beneath the laminate floors. 

  • Begin installation.

Of course, hiring a flooring installer is always the best option, especially one who is local, understands the area’s climate, and can work around your schedule.

Other Benefits of Laminate Floors

Other than the fact that laminate floors are durable, they’re also very cost-effective while still lasting decades with proper maintenance and cleaning. However, if moisture stays too long on the floors, they can corrode, and there may be mold and mildew issues. 

Luckily, laminate floors are very easy to clean, so maintenance is simple as long as it’s done regularly. 

Work with Ozburn-Hessey Company!

If you think laminate floors are perfect for your home’s entryway, contact the professionals at Ozburn-Hessey. We are Nashville’s local professionals who understand exactly what your flooring needs to enhance your home.

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