What’s the lifespan of laminate flooring?

What’s the lifespan of laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring can last up to 25 years. Like anything, the lifespan depends upon the quality of care and installation.

Introduced to the US Market in the 1970s, it has long been considered an affordable, attractive alternative to genuine wood. Over the years, it's evolved with better graphics and deeper embossing.

Here are some benefits of a laminate floor

1.Style: laminate flooring comes in a wide variety of colors and designs. Images are vibrant with clearly seen knots, grains, textures, and color variations.

The floors have depth and dimension. Textured looks include wire-brushed, hand-scraped, distressed, and embossed-in-register.


Waterproof laminate flooring eliminates water damage concerns, such as curling edges, peeling, or rippling. It's durable, stain-and-fade resistant, and considered one of the best for homes with kids and pets.

Keep in mind that it can't be refinished or easily repaired. So, you can layer high-traffic areas with mats or area rugs.

Easy maintenance

Laminate flooring doesn't require much when it comes to maintenance. Sweep with a soft broom or dust mop several times a week (daily, if possible).

Sand and dirt are sharp and can embed and scratch laminate floors. Therefore, prevention is a priority with laminate.

Mop your laminate flooring in Nashville, TN, every few months with a damp (not dripping) non-abrasive tool. Avoid any cleaners that don't indicate that it's safe for laminate.

Uncomplicated installation

Laminate floors are usually installed to float; the pieces click, mat, and hover over the subfloor without adhesives or nails. Underlayments are almost always required.

Premier flooring in the Nashville area

At the locally owned L&L Flooring Company, we treat every home like ours. And we also understand value; our knowledgeable staff will help you see that laminate flooring may be right for you.

In our showroom, you'll see beautiful products from brands like RevWood, Mohawk, Palmetto Road, and more. Visit us today in Nashville, TN. We work with homeowners and businesses in Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, and Spring Hill, TN.