Monday, November 13, 2006
posted by Amie Lee at 9:41 am

As I have previously mentioned, I am an ardent supporter of wooden products in the house (flooring, features, furniture, etc.). As I have also previously mentioned, Ivan aggressively opposes wooden products because of his concern of a certain species of ants known as termites. Yes, it is sad, but true.

We are considering between laminate flooring and ceramic tiles for the upstairs.
Laminate flooring is made to look like wood flooring, but made up of either synthetic materials or of synthetic materials combined with natural ingredients and covered with decorative appliqué. In simple terms, it looks like wood in Magical Land because of its shine and glitter.

The best part about laminate flooring is that it simulates wood (love the Earth, people!), but some are made to look like marble or granite. It is a popular alternative to hardwood or vinyl because laminate flooring resists staining, wear and fading much better than wood while providing its looks and appeal.

The following are some visual appetizers:

I have read that laminate flooring is durable, about 10 times stronger than a kitchen countertop you may verify that statement by utilising the sledge hammer from Diablo II. Aside from that, it is also water-resistant hence it can be used in a bathroom (though hard to believe) as well as a kitchen or hallway.

For lazy people like me, the best part about laminate flooring is that it does not require steady maintenance (yes!!!) and protection from scuffs (yes!!!) and ridge marks (yes!!!). Hence you will not have to oil your floors, have them sanded or worry about water spills. That means more time for me to sleep and laze around the house. Ah, the joys of life.

So what are you waiting for people? Kill some trees and get laminate flooring today (man, I sound like some hard sell advertisement)! I have this strong inkling that nature lovers and environmentalists will most probably ban my blog from this post onwards. Oh well.

At November 13, 2006 4:56 pm, Anonymous Nick

Kill some trees? Man that doesn't sound like you at all.
Is timber strip similar to laminate flooring?


At November 13, 2006 6:47 pm, Anonymous Nal

Yeah man. Violent sial! I like lam flooring too. My house here is all lam flooring....nuthin less. ;) Its true that it's easy to maintain though so u should really consider.


At November 14, 2006 9:42 pm, Blogger eastcoastlife

I like laminated wood flooring too. I'm a nature person. Live in apartment, okay what! Got termites one meh?


At November 15, 2006 10:16 am, Blogger Amie Lee

Nick: Yes, they are similar. They still come in different grades though, you know, cheaper and more expensive... *tsk*

Nal: Help me convince Ivan.

Eastcoastlife: Lots of housing developments here are built over estate lands, hence the termites.