Laminate flooring is a naturally durable, lighter, cheaper flooring alternative. It is made to imitate the look of wood, or stone, while skipping the hassle of true hard wood floors. These laminate floors are quickly gaining popularity and have become a “must have” in all modern homes.
How is the Quality?
Excellent! It is long lasting, and can be used over underfloor heating and can even help to reduce room acoustics. The quality and appearance is unparalleled. Mimicking the true patterns of wood, and produced from natural, renewable materials, you will be stumped by how real your laminate flooring looks.
Is Maintenance difficult?
No! Laminate flooring is much easier to maintain than traditional hardwood floor. Because of the protective layers, you only need to do regular light vacuuming to keep your floors clean! For even further cleaning, you can wipe your floors with a damp mop and cleaning solution.
The protective top layer helps to fight dust from settling in the creases and keeps stains from setting in. The floors are also protected from water damage, bacteria and everyday wear and tear.
What is it made of?
Laminate is made of many layers that, together, create a perfect flooring solution.
1) Protective Layer
This surface is used to protect the floor against any scratches, and minor damages. It also helps to give the floor a texture, making it even more lifelike, while enhancing the durability.
2) Decorative layer
This is where the printed design lays. A range of colours, designs, and patterns can be applied
3) Core board
This is the strength and durability of the floor. Made of a High density fibreboard, this layer gives the floor strength and resistance.
4) Balancing layer
This bottom layer is there to protect the wood against moisture and also helps to stabilize the structure of the boards.
Is it a good choice?
One of the Best! Laminate flooring is one of the easiest, hassle free, and cheapest floorings you can have, while still maintaining the beautiful, high quality you desire.