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What is Laminate Flooring?

Nov 11

What is Laminate Flooring?

What is laminate flooring? How does it work? What exactly is the structure? How long does it last? Laminate is a popular topic. We are happy to help you with your questions.

 

Laminate flooring is an extremely popular choice. You can choose from a range of different finishes, including natural and wood. This allows you to customize the look and feel of your space. This product is perfect for hallways and living rooms as well as entryways.

 

Is Laminate Wood Flooring Made from Plastic?

Laminate flooring does not contain plastic, contrary to popular belief. Laminate appeared to be plastic in its early years because of the compromises made to design and appearance. Laminate flooring in San Diego looks like real hardwood and stone but is far more affordable due to clever manufacturing.

 

Laminate flooring for your office

 

What is the Laminate's Composition?

The four layers of laminate flooring are wear, design, core and back. Each layer serves a purpose and is fused together by extreme heat or pressure. You can find below a breakdown of these layers.

 

  • Back Layer: This protects the plank from dampness, and helps level the floor.

  • The core layer is above the back layer and resists indentations as well as dampness.

  • The Design Layer is above the core layer. This contains a high-resolution photo of the floor's surface.

  • Wear Layer: The top layer, which is made of clear aluminum oxide, protects you from fading, stains, and surface burns.

Laminate flooring is used in the master bedroom.

 

How long does laminate last?

Laminate is extremely durable because of its multilayer construction. Laminate is durable, easy to clean, and resistant to scratches. Laminate's strength makes it a great choice for families with active children and dogs. If you take the necessary precautions (e.g., a moisture barrier), this product can be used in bathrooms or kitchens. It is not recommended for high-moisture environments. Laminate can look just as good as new when properly maintained.

 

Laminate Flooring looks and feels like real wood. It is usually composed of fibreboard components or melamine resin.

 

What is the easiest way to install laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring offers many benefits including ease-of-installation.

 

You can install laminate flooring in any room, even without prior knowledge.

 

Laminate flooring installation is very simple, no matter if you have a saw or snap it together with a 'tongue-and-groove' method.

 

If you find all this daunting and the idea of installing laminate around fireplaces and doors makes you anxious, you can hire someone to do it.

 

Is laminate flooring a good choice for a bedroom?

Laminate flooring is a more durable option than carpets and can be cleaned easily.

 

Laminate flooring could be used in a bedroom or other room of the house that needs to feel warm, soft, and cozy.

 

Laminate Flooring can, however, be cooler than carpet. This may be a problem for those who live in colder countries during the winter months.

 

Consider also the noise insulation that Laminate Flooring provides and the fact it can be quite noisy.

 

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