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Does Thickness Matter When Choosing Your Kraus Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is regarded by flooring industry experts as one of the sturdiest floorings on the market. Just like other flooring types, laminate flooring comes in different styles and grades. If you’re specifically shopping for Kraus laminate flooring and have come across different options of thickness (8mm, 10mm, or 12mm), you have probably wondered if the thickness matters. There are advantages to different thicknesses, here is how your Kraus laminate flooring’s thickness affects your flooring.

What Does Laminate Thickness Mean?

Laminate thickness refers to the combination of all layers that make up the plank, which include the decorative layer, the core, and the backing layer. Laminate thickness is generally between 6mm and 12mm. The thickness of your Kraus Laminate flooring is imperative to the aesthetics (look and feel) and the performance of your flooring. The thinner the laminate, the more like plastic it will look and feel, whereas the thicker the laminate the more comparable it is to real wood. So, which should you buy?

Thicker and Thinner Kraus Laminate Flooring

Compared to thinner laminates, thicker laminate planks are great because:

  • They are good at concealing subfloor imperfections
  • They feel more like solid hardwood underfoot
  • They are easier to etch more detailed designs
  • They provide more impact resistance
  • They have a higher sound dampening performance

If you are looking for thicker laminate flooring that is durable, then you can count on Kraus Laminate flooring, as it is made using high quality materials. The sturdiness of Kraus makes it an ideal option for high-traffic areas.

The main advantage that thinner laminates have over thicker laminates lies on the cost. Thinner laminates are generally cheaper in comparison. This makes them an ideal option for those looking for a budget-friendly alternative to hardwood flooring.

Purchasing Your Laminate Flooring

Flooring experts suggest that you should not base your Kraus laminate flooring selection on thickness alone, but on a combination of different factors. Some of the important features to consider include scratch protection, spill protection, and water resistance, among others.

There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing laminate flooring. When you’re ready to start shopping around for your Kraus laminate flooring, stop in to our showroom and talk to our experts!