Once you've decided that the wooden look is right for your home, and that buying wood laminate flooring is the best option for you, you're probably thinking that you're done with the hardest part. Think again. The most difficult part in choosing laminate floors will probably be deciding on a brand. This determines the difficulty of install, the price, the durability, and, of course, the look. If you've elected not to buy from the limited selection of the hardware store, where all of the laminate floor options will fit on one wall, you'll definitely need help deciding which brand to look at first. With that in mind, let's take a look at Swiftlock Laminate Flooring.
You probably already have a pretty good idea of what you want your laminate wood floors to look like, so your first step in choosing a brand should be to see if they'll have what you're looking for. Swiftlock Laminate Flooring is very likely to have something that you'll like, regardless of your taste. They have, at the time of this writing, 165 laminated flooring options listed on their website. Unfortunately, they don't have them separated into collections like Quick Step Laminate Flooring does, but the fact that they list the thickness of each selection right by the name may be even better. It's in your best interest to at least glance at a couple of different laminate floor brands, and see which features they tout.
While shopping around for Swiftlock Laminate Flooring, you're likely to notice the words durable and affordable are nearly omnipresent. To my surprise, Amazon does not stock Swiftlock, which meant I had to look elsewhere to compare prices. Armstrong is the parent company of Swiftlock Laminate Flooring, and Swiftlock is generally their cheap laminate flooring. In fact, where Swiftlock is sold, they're usually the lowest priced laminated floors.
If you're new at home improvement, and you need flooring, laminate is a pretty good place to start. Not only is it lighter than solid and engineered, it will generally last at least as long, sometimes longer. Installing laminate flooring is quite likely going to be, while time consuming, one of the easier projects you're going to tackle as a homeowner. Swiftlock's website makes laminate flooring installation much easier by having great install directions right on their site. Since it's one of the best known brands out there, any oddities will probably already be addressed by the internet community.
The last thing you want to worry about after you get the wood laminate floor installed is durability. Swiftlock Laminate Flooring can generally handle at least a normal amount of traffic. However, there are some distressing reports of warping without standing water, and chips and dents from sharp or heavy objects impacting the floor. If your laminated floor does sustain damage, you'll likely have to swap boards since it's impossible to buff. There do seem to be quite a few complaints around the web pointed at Swiftlock Laminate Flooring, but that also comes from being popular. Obviously the more products one sells, the more complaints there will be, even if, by ratio, they are the best thing going.