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In 2017, the hardwood flooring market rose 2% to reach $3.49 billion. Laminate flooring enjoyed a 3.3% increase to reach $988 million.
And there are good reasons why the laminate flooring industry is growing. They’re eco-friendly, budget-friendly, and durable.
But there are lots of different products to choose from which makes it difficult for homeowners to make a decision. We’re big fans of Shaw laminate flooring and for good reasons.
Keep reading to learn nine key reasons why when it comes to hardwood flooring, there’s a definite Shaw advantage.
1. SHAW LAMINATE FLOORING HAS A GREAT REPUTATION
Shaw Industries is based in the United States. They’ve enjoyed a great reputation because they’re known for selling quality products.
They’re are a Fortune-500 company that employs over 22,000 people and enjoys over $6 billion in sales annually.
Dedicated to Customer and Employees
Shaw is a company known for providing excellent flooring options to their customers. They’re also dedicated to providing better futures for their employees.
In fact, in 2019, it was named by Forbes magazine as one of the best employers by state. And it was named one of the best places for diversity.
Shaw is Synonymous with Flooring
Shaw has been making floors in the US for quite a while, there is a solid chance your grandparents had Shaw carpet in their house. Back then they only made carpeting, they since expanded into most subcategories of flooring. Shaw knows flooring well and most people looking at flooring have heard of Shaw.
2. YOU HAVE OPTIONS WITH SHAW LAMINATE FLOORING
Every household has different wants, needs, and budgets. That’s why Shaw laminate flooring is difficult to beat.
Color and Texture Varieties
Shaws offers many different laminate styles with hundreds of looks with different color and texture choices:
Pet, and Kid-Friendly Options
For those with kids, pets, allergies or asthma, Shaw’s laminate flooring is a perfect choice, as it is easy to maintain and difficult to damage.
3. SHAW FLOORING LAMINATE IS BUDGET-FRIENDLY
Of all the different types of flooring, laminate flooring is the most budget-friendly. While porcelain tile flooring can cost you between $8 to $15, laminate flooring only costs between $3 to $7 per square foot.
And thanks to the locking technologies, it’s an easy and quick installation process. It’s even possible to make it a DIY project, bring costs down even lower.
Reduce Waste to Save Money
Factor in 5%-10% of waste when installing your laminate floors. However, the more you carefully plan and properly layout your materials, the easier it is to reduce a lot of excess garbage.
Remember that square rooms will have less waste than rooms with curves, alcoves, closets, and corners. You can minimize waste in those areas by using small, cut pieces inside rarely seen areas.
4. FLOORING THAT’S DURABLE AND LONG-LASTING
Shaw flooring laminate is a highly durable option for any area in your home that receives a high amount of traffic. It will last much longer than most other types of flooring in your home.
Most products come with warranties that last anywhere from 10-to-50 years. That helps provide you with the peace of mind that you’re buying the right flooring product for your home.
Resistant to Everyday Life
It’s also more resistant to scratches and dents than most other types of flooring making it the perfect choice to install in kitchens, laundry rooms, basements, and even playrooms.
It’s so durable that it can endure up to 1,200 pounds of pressure per square inch.
5. ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
For those searching for eco-friendly flooring options, Shaw laminate flooring is a great option. Laminate flooring is a composite material.
Made from Post-Consumer Wood Products
It’s made of wood chips, sawdust, and other post-consumer wood products. As a result, there’s no need to harvest raw materials in order to make laminate boards.
Also, since no natural resources are being used, there’s no need to ship the material across the glove to reach your flooring supplier. That lowers the carbon footprint of laminate flooring as well.
The flooring looks like traditional wood because a wood-grain image is applied over the top of the composite. Those who invest in higher quality laminate flooring will enjoy the elegant look of natural wood grain without the high cost associated with hardwood flooring.
Laminate doesn’t use glues or adhesives thanks to the interlocking system.
It’s incredibly easy to clean, meaning you don’t need as many harsh cleaning chemicals to keep your laminate floors looking shiny and new. And, unlike carpet, it won’t trap in allergens.
When it comes time to make a change in your flooring, you can easily remove laminate flooring without damaging the boards. This enables you to reuse them in another room.
6. IT’S EASY TO CARE FOR
It’s incredibly easy to maintain and care for your flooring once it’s been installed. The laminate makes it easy to clean up spills and messes made by pets or children.
You can usually just use a damp, clean cloth to easily wipe up any spills. However, carefully read cleaning instructions to ensure the quality of your floors for as long as possible, and never leave your laminate floor wet.
Easy to Clean Up Solids and Liquids
If you find wax or chewing gum on the floor, simply freeze it using an ice cube and then use a credit card or other type of soft plastic to remove it from the floor.
Nail polish remover on a clean cloth will quickly remove liquids such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick, ink or tar from your floors.
7. REPEL IS WATER AND MOISTURE RESISTANT
Even if you’re single, accidents and spills happen. But if you have kids and/or pets, those accidents tend to happen more often.
Thankfully, there is an option with laminate flooring that is water and moisture resistant. Repel Laminate from Shaw lets you have the extra time you may need in order to clean up those spills.
That means your beautiful flooring stays stunning.
8. EASY INSTALLATION PROCESS
Shaw does a great job of carefully explaining the installation process so have a better understanding of the process. This is helpful to you and whomever you choose to install your flooring.
You’ll need to order your laminate flooring so it arrives at least 48 hours before you plan to have them installed. The flooring needs time to acclimate to the environment.
For more information on laminate flooring installation, please check out this blog post.
LocNPlace and Angle/Tap
With Shaw’s laminate flooring, they come equipt with LocNPlace (2G), LocNPlace with clips (5G), or Angle/Tap locking systems. LocNPlace is actually the Valinge system which is well known and a favorite amongst installers. There’s no curing time so you can walk on your new floors immediately after installation.
TALK TO US ABOUT SHAW LAMINATE FLOORING
Shaw laminate flooring offers so many advantages from eco-friendly options to being remarkably budget-friendly. It’s hard not to want to invest in this type of flooring for many rooms in your home.
But with so many styles and colors, finding exactly what you want and need can get overwhelming. We’re here to help. Contact us and we’ll help you find your perfect match.