Laminate flooring is one of the best options to consider to beautify your home, office or a rental property.
It is known to be very durable, Eco-friendly, easy to maintain and very wallet-friendly. It also showcases in diverse colors and designs to satisfy any style or personal taste.
Laminate Flooring Options
Laminate flooring definitely is one of the best options to go for when decorating the surfaces of rooms in any building. Ours are made of durable HDF core (High Density Fiberboard, recycled paper/cardboard) and coated with UV-cured Oxide Finish to form a product that is scratch, dent, fire and fade-resistant. It looks like a hardwood but is not actually made of hardwood elements, which makes it perfect for customers that prefer to keep the trees standing. Basically, the laminate floor covering comprises of 3 major layers: the core, photographic and the wear layers. Each one is designed for a specific purpose. Let’s examine them.
- The core – This tier is made of varying materials depending on the producer. It can be made of high or low density fiberboard, synthetic products and can be treated with resins. It ensures the durability of the entire product.
- The photographic tier – This goes over the core layer. It showcases an image of solid hardwood board. It’s actually the tier that brings out the beauty of the product. The image resolution and pattern depend on the manufacturer.
- The wear – This is the actual plane of the board that contains the texture of the entire product. It covers the photographic design. It also prevents wear and tear. The layer is often made of melamine, aluminum oxide or resin-coated cellulose.
- Roll Underlayment – This is meant to serve as a barrier against moisture. It also offers structural integrity to the floor product and equally ensures durability. The materials used can vary with the maker: it can be made of PET foam, cork, rubber and other materials. Beware of products with factory-attached underlayment- they do not offer a moisture/vapor protection in the seam area, they leave a hollow space under the seams/joints that wears out the locking system, and do not offer sound-reducing or insulating properties- it is much safer to purchase a roll-out underlayment where you can add sound absorption and heat-loss protection.
Laminate Flooring Installation Basics
Laminate flooring offered at Quality Floors 4 Less is DIY-friendly. It comes with a glue-less locking system on all 4 sides (Click-Lock) and is also packaged with simple installation guidelines which you can easily follow. The installation process takes a little bit of time and there are a few basic tools that will be required, such as a table-saw, rubber mallet and a tapping block. You have to follow the given instructions closely to get the job done right, or you can also save your time and energy by engaging a professional installation crew to get it done for you, hustle-free; in both cases we are ready to help you out with tips, tricks and insider techniques that we’ve developed in a Decade of experience in the flooring field and General Construction.
The Pros of Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring comes with diverse benefits. There’s a lot you stand to gain when you choose the Laminate in decorating your home or office. Here are some of the benefits:
- Very easy to clean. Will not Fade or Stain. Just Vacuum/Sweep and Mop.
- Substantially less expensive than Hardwood.
- Known to be highly durable. Resists wear, tear, falling objects, cigarette burns, high heels and large dogs- highly recommended for busy households.
- There are diverse colors and styles to go for when looking to finally free your home of those stinky and poisonous carpets.
In all, laminate is a great option to go for to make your home look and feel great and healthy. Make proper inquiries about the product before parting with your money at a Corporate Chain Store, though…