Are you a history buff? If so, you’re going to love this: On October 21, you can immerse yourself in 150 years of Texas history with a day full of battle re-enactments, vintage games, artisan markets, food vendors and more at the Texian Market Days Festival.

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Wouldn’t it be fun to see a history of laminate flooring? It certainly isn’t the way we remember it from decades ago. Today, it’s considered an interior design tool, and you can get it at A+ Floors 4U in Katy, TX.

Laminate flooring (also sometimes called “floating wood tile”) consists of synthetic layers (a combination of plastic, paper and board that are fused together). It mimics wood or stone with a photographic layer under a clear protective layer. Today, thanks to high resolution photography, the image is so remarkably similar to the real thing, that many have a hard time telling the difference. There are textures, a wide assortment of colors and features that mimic rustic and hand-scraped looks. You can let your imagination go wild and create your own patterns and really design a room.

There are many advantages to laminate flooring, but the one that really stands out is that you can use it in semi-moist areas, where hardwood could never be installed. That includes your bathroom; if you’ve ever yearned for hardwood in that room, but couldn’t have it with hardwood, you can still have it with a hardwood look. As long as the boards are installed close to each other, with no room for escaping water, it’ll remain moisture-resistant. One word of caution, however: Laminate flooring won’t stand up to standing pools of water, so if your bathroom is prone to leaks, you’re better off with a completely impervious product.

Laminate flooring is impervious to scratches and dents, however, because of that clear “wear layer” that protects the photographic image. It’s also stain-resistant.

Cleaning laminate flooring is easy: Sweep with a soft bristle brush, soft cloth on a regular basis. For more thorough cleaning, damp mop with a mild detergent.