By Corrie Pelc
While real hardwood flooring can be amazing in a home, it certainly has some downsides. Unless you’re lucky enough to purchase a home with existing wood floors, they can be extremely expensive to have installed. And even if you do have real hardwood floors, they can be a bit tricky — and time-consuming — to keep in excellent condition.
Enter laminate flooring — the perfect alternative to real hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is a hybrid flooring material composed of various layers of wood and high-density board. The resulting flooring is extremely durable, very easy to clean, and more economical than having real hardwood flooring installed in a home.
As with real hardwood flooring, there are some tricks to keeping laminate flooring clean and in great shape. For that reason, there are specially-formulated cleaners made just for laminate floors, and this guide will cover the best ones on the market right now.