How to Choose Laminate Flooring Thickness

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Laminate flooring can look similar to real wood or stone floors.
Laminate flooring can look similar to real wood or stone floors. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Laminate flooring is versatile in appearance and can suit any home. Though the laminate flooring types are not as durable as wood or stone, it is much less expensive to install and can look as beautiful as wood or stone without the work. Choosing the best laminate flooring for a home requires looking at every aspect of the laminate floor, including the thickness.

Set a price limit. Laminate flooring can vary in price dramatically. Knowing the exact limit of price will sometimes limit the thickest flooring. Laminate flooring, like other flooring types, is typically sold per square foot.

Decide on the appearance of the flooring. Like the price limit, having a specific appearance can limit the thickness based on the available thicknesses in the aesthetically pleasing laminate floors. Look at samples to determine the appearance you want.

Choose the thickest available laminate flooring in the style and price range you prefer. According to Surplus Floors Outlet, thicker laminate floors are not only higher quality, but they also feel closer to real wood than thinner flooring. Laminate floors that are 8mm thick or more are the best available flooring for appearance, quality and durability.

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