Looking to update the flooring of your kitchen or business? Have you considered laminate? It’s certainly not the same product it was twenty years ago.

Laminate flooring manufacturers have been doggedly improving their product with deeper texturing, micro beveling and extremely detailed graphics. We’ve put together 4 big perks to choosing laminate.

It’s tough. Laminate is scratch resistant, and it's tough external layer and resin coating make it great for high traffic areas. If you’ve ever had a floor destroyed by pet urine, you’ll love laminate for its ability to withstand such destruction.

It’s fast and easy to install. Laminate boards are designed to interlock, making it so easy most people can do it themselves. Other flooring may need to be glued, stapled or nailed down while versatile laminate can be "floated" or installed on nearly every type of subfloor without such measures.

It’s beautiful and effortless to maintain. We’ve already mentioned above how well manufacturers have improved the look and feel of laminate. Cleaning is a breeze when you never need to wax your floor. Just mop with a slightly damp wipe.

It’s kind to the wallet. Laminate flooring is far less expensive than traditional hardwood, and there are great choices for every price range. Not only will you save money and still have a quality product in your home, you’ll be able to floor more area if you’re on a budget.

Now that you know all the perks of laminate flooring, what are you waiting for? C and J wood Design of Shelbyville carries a large selection of laminate flooring by Designers Choice that has an excellent warranty.