Know What to Look Out For When Buying Cheap Laminate Floors!

Posted by on April 17, 2013

The internet can be one of the best places to find a source of cheap laminate flooring but, just as you would be on your guard when you see a product being sold at a low price in your local store, you have to take steps to ensure that you will not be purchasing a floor that is below par.

There can be numerous reasons why a supplier is selling a laminate floor at a cheap price; often it is simply to make way for new stock or to clear lines that have been overstocked. Neither of these reasons should put you off of making a purchase, especially if the vendor is still prepared to provide a warranty on the goods being sold. Usually this can be the best way to buy your floor inexpensively so, as long as you are not too concerned with getting the latest styles, it will pay to delay your purchase until the seasonal sales come around.

There are times when you should avoid buying a cheap laminate floor, for example, if it is stock that has been damaged due to a flood or fire. Proceeding with such a purchase is likely to be a very inexpensive way to obtain your floor initially but in the long term it will undoubtedly work out to be a much costlier acquisition due to the shortened lifespan of the floor which is certain to require its premature replacement. Furthermore, such a floor is unlikely to be able to withstand the daily wear and tear for which it was originally designed. What’s more, it is highly unlikely that you will receive a warranty when you buy a laminate floor sold in this way.

Another thing to watch out for are non-branded laminate floors. Due to the popularity of laminate there are now many low priced floors on the market that may not be up the standard of the better known laminate floor brands. Proceed carefully with such a purchase and be sure to check out the warranty to ensure that your floor is warranted against delamination for a minimum of at least 15 years. If it is a brand that you have never heard of you may want to try an internet search in order to discover whether or not other buyers have experienced any problems with the said brand.

An additional factor to bear in mind when purchasing a discount floor online is that of the delivery cost. Make sure that the price you pay for shipping is not so high that it will cancel out any savings made on the actual purchase price as this is a tactic used sometimes by unscrupulous dealers.

Finally, just be sure to use common sense and refrain from purchasing your laminate floor no matter how cheap it is unless you feel entirely at ease with the vendor that you are dealing with and the terms of sale that they offer to you.

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