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How to Use Laminate Floors to Decorate Rooms
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By: Tania Penwell Email Article
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Laminate flooring gives you all the color options that come with hardwood flooring. However as far as textures go, it falls short of hardwood floors. So in way it is similar to hardwood flooring, yet it is not hardwood flooring.

The Shade

When deciding on the color of the floor you must remember that the color of the floor is basically the background of the room. It is the very foundation that you will have on deciding the scheme of decoration for the room. Suppose, you want to have light colored furniture for your room, then a dark colored flooring should be your preference. The opposite is similarly true. So if you are opting for dark colored furniture, then a light colored floor will best complement the furniture.

The color of the walls will also be dictated by the kind of floor you have and the furniture you keep on them. These three colors that of the walls, the floor and the furniture must all gel well and there shouldn’t be a conflict. Also depending on the color you use, the room will get a character. It might be made to look warm and cozy or bright and cheerful. The kind of look you want will depend on what use the room is put to. A children’s room will obviously have ad different look than that of a living room.

Maintenance

The main reason that one uses laminate flooring is because of its ease of maintenance and its affordability. Laminate floors are renowned for their ability in tackling almost any kinds of spills, dropping and scratches. Yet a minimum amount of maintenance helps.

If you want to use potted plants in your rooms to add more life to the room, then you must use a drip plate below the pot so that the excess water is collected and does not flow on to the room.

One can also use two separate shades of laminate floorboards for the floor. While one shade can be used to form the major base of the floor, the other can be used to form borders of the floor.

While doing up a room, it is not just about making it look good when it’s new, but one must also see to it that the room looks nice even after years. Especially in case of laminate floors where durability is one of the key features why people choose it. So try and keep the as scratch free as possible using felt pads under the legs of furniture and doormats at the entrances.

Tania Penwell provides information on laminate flooring and other DIY topics for A1 Wood Flooring - your guide to finding and caring for beautiful wood floors.

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