Tom’s working from home at his dining table and sipping his morning coffee. Suddenly, Tom’s dog Tank flies through the kitchen chasing the cat toward the dining room. Bootsie the cat jumps up on the table to escape and ends up spilling coffee all over the floor. Luckily, Tom has laminate flooring in his dining room and doesn’t have to worry about the spilled coffee staining his floors or getting in between the planks to cause moisture issues. He can easily clean it up and quickly get back to work. 

Are you looking for an affordable flooring choice with plenty of choices and benefits? Look at laminate flooring! The quality and look of laminate flooring has improved over the years. Let’s look at some of the benefits of laminate flooring. 


Laminate flooring is strong and scratch-resistant, so it’s going to last–even in high-traffic areas. It’s a great choice for children and pets, because it has a resin coating and a sturdy outside layer. It resists dents, scratches, fading and stains, so it’ll last in your home! The average lifespan of laminate flooring is 25 years. 

Easy to Clean

People love laminate flooring because it’s a breeze to clean. The flooring is stain resistant, so spills clean up easy! You won’t need special cleaning supplies to keep your laminate floors looking good either. Dust can’t hide in laminate flooring like it can in other flooring, and it prevents mold because of its moisture barrier. 


If you like the look of hardwood flooring, but not the price, then check out laminate. It comes in a variety of price points and choices, and looks amazing. Laminate options include a variety of wood, stone and tile finishes. Plus, you can get these in different colors, surface treatments, thicknesses and plank styles. The options are endless! 

Easy to Install

Laminate flooring interlocks so installation is fairly easy. Plus, the flooring can “float” on top of nearly any subfloor, including concrete or pre-existing vinyl flooring. You don’t have to glue, nail or staple this type of flooring down, which saves money during the installation process. You also don’t need to seal laminate flooring. The planks come with a hard finish already! 

Are you interested in getting new laminate flooring for your home? Graham’s Flooring & Design’s free design team can answer any questions that you have and show you some awesome laminate options! If you’re ready for new laminate flooring in Fort Collins or Loveland, click here for a glimpse of our simple 3-step flooring plan.